LWML – Canada

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – Canada: Central District
Women with a Passion for Mission and Service

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As an auxiliary of Lutheran Church–Canada, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada is committed to serve and support the mission of the church through mission grants, service projects and resources. Mission in word and deed is the focus of all LWML–Canada activities. Four areas of work include Growing in Faith; Putting Faith into Action; Encouraging One Another in Faith; and Working Together in Faith.

The first LWML–Canada mission trip took place in November of 2008 when a small group of women travelled to Nicaragua to lead women in Bible study, teach crafts and songs to the children and spend time encouraging and mentoring sisters in Christ.

Growing in Faith

LWML–Canada produces resources which include Bible studies, individual and booklet devotions and sketches. Many seminars have been prepared to encourage and strengthen a woman’s walk of faith. Resources may be ordered from our catalogue or downloaded from our website by clicking here.

Putting Faith into Action

miteboxMission grants and the work of the league are financed through “mite” offerings from members and other supporters.

Based on the biblical story of the widow’s mite (Luke 21:1-4 KJV), “mites” — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the synod are collected by women of Lutheran Church–Canada.
Mite box contributions amount to thousands of dollars, supporting LWML–Canada district and national grants to mission projects around the world as well as implementing the LWML–Canada program.
40% – For national mission grants and mission program
60% – For district mission grants and mission program
Mite envelopes, available from the the LWML–Canada Resource Centre, are distributed to every woman in a society. Mite offerings are gathered at meetings, preferably with
prayer or special devotions. Society treasurers remit contributions monthly to the
district treasurer or other designated person (some districts send mites through their zone treasurer).
Central District, LWMLC: Mission Grant Goal for 2016 – 2019 $50,000
Jackfish Lutheran Camp, Roblin, Man. 15,000
Camp Lutherland, Qu’Appelle Lakes, Sask. 10,000
Purchase of Bibles and LHM children’s books
for outreach in Regina, Sask.
  3,000
Aurora Lutheran Bible Camp, Thunder Bay, Ont. 10,000
Mission Opportunity Fund 5,000
Feeding children in Nicaragua 4,724
Funding LCC missionary in Ukraine 2,276

 

NATIONAL MISSION GRANTS 2015 – 2018
Mission Opportunity Fund 26,000
Curriculum needs, feeding and Christian education program, Nicaragua
7,200
Visiting pastors, Maritimes Mission, Canada 15,000
Canadian teachers, seminary, Odessa, Ukraine 16,000
National Youth Gathering, 2016 5,000
Sewing school, Cambodia 4,735
Evangelists/deaconesses, Nicaragua 9,000
Community Cupboard, Kitchener, Ont. 15,000
Technology upgrade, Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton
15,000
Evangelists/Deaconesses, Cambodia
8532.50
Sister to Sister Seminar, Cambodia
8532.50
TOTAL: $130,000

Encouraging One Another in Faith

Tapestry, a magazine for today’s Christian woman is produced quarterly and filled with Bible studies, inspirational articles and ideas for service. For more information, samples and articles click on the cover below!

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Working Together in Faith

With the help and blessings of God, planning and administration and the work of many volunteers enable us to carrying out the work of the league. National conventions offer our members opportunity to make decisions about the future of LWML–Canada.

fan-into-flame-logo_colourA National Convention occurs every Triennium with the next one in 2018. District Conventions take place the following year also on a Triennium basis (The most recent one was in Dryden, ON June 2016). To view information on the Central District LWMLC convention held June 3-5, 2016 in Dryden, Ontario click here. There are workshops, Retreats, and Spring/ Fall Renewals on a Zone level throughout the Triennium.

It is an opportunity to not only grow in our faith, but also to share our God-given talents and gifts with our local church, our comm

Although small, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada has been blessed in reaching out to our sisters in LCC and in the mission fields – encouraging them in their faith and enabling them to share the Gospel of our Saviour with people around the world.

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