U.P. women attend Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society Convention
GREEN BAY, Wis. — A group of 36 women from Iron Mountain and Powers, Mich. and Pound, Crivitz, Coleman, Florence and Lena, Wis. joined about 1500 others to attend the 55th Annual Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) Convention held in Green Bay, Wis. the weekend of June 21 to 24. Members from over 800 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) and Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) congregations meet at this annual event for mission support, spiritual renewal, inspiration, and fellowship.
Missionaries and a panel of missionary wives shared their experiences of serving the Lord at home and abroad. Workshops included the topics of Hispanic outreach, campus ministry, and childcare education as on outreach tool. Also presented was the WELS new congregational short-term Mission Journeys program.
Convention highlights included: the presentation of over $125,400 to WELS home and world mission projects, the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Apache Mission in Arizona, and the opportunity to hear the latest home and world mission developments from WELS Boards for Home and World Administrators Rev. Keith Free and Rev. Larry Schlomer.
This year’s convention theme was “Speak, O Lord, from the Valley to the World.” The attendees were treated with opportunities to meet and talk with missionaries, view and purchase mission crafts, and enjoy a banquet followed by entertainment.
LWMS is women dedicated to serving Jesus by increasing awareness of, interest in, and support of the mission outreach of WELS.