LWML Mission of the Month –
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Grant #11 — Touching the Living Word Lutheran Braille Workers — $100,000
Your Mite Box located in the rear of our Sanctuary collects your loose change to support many Missions, some close to home and others around the world. This month we would like to share with you:
“Touching the Living Word — Lutheran Braille Workers.” The mission of Lutheran Braille Workers (LBW) is to passionately reach out to people who are blind and visually impaired with the Good News of Jesus Christ as their Savior. Since 1943, LBW have been assembling braille Bibles and other Christian materials. In its 76-year history, LBW has produced and distributed, free of charge, over 14 million volumes of braille, large print, and audio materials. In the United States, there are nearly 11 million people who are blind or visually impaired and over 36 million people worldwide. Of this number, it is estimated that more than 94 percent are unchurched. The braille Bible has 37 volumes; each volume has 90 pages. A zinc plate is produced via a plate embossing device (PED) which enables pages to be printed. Multiple plates are needed to print one Bible. The mites raised for this grant will help LBW to purchase a new PED to produce the zinc plates. With the new equipment and new technology, LBW will be able to better meet worldwide demand for Bibles in multiple languages.
Thank you for your donations! The Michigan District has met its goal and the national LWML is on target for meeting theirs!! Please continue to fill the mite box as our district sets its new goal to reach in two years!!
Your Lutheran Women’s Missionary League
Our next scheduled gathering is to be on June 18, 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. As our governor has said the state can reopen on the 12th, we should be able to gather! We hope you can join us for fellowship and Bible study! We need to see and visit with our sisters in Christ!! We have much to catch up on and learn more about the virtual district convention on July 11! Wear masks and gloves as you deem necessary! Please continue to turn in your no longer needed glasses, soft glasses cases, stamps, and plastic caps of all sizes.
UPDATE ON LWML SPRING RALLY
Sadly, I must report that the LWML spring rally has been cancelled. So, we set our eyes to October and the fall rally. It will be held at Christ the King, Lambertville, with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. and meeting at 9:00 a.m. We pray our speaker will still be Becky Grossmann, a translator with Lutheran Bible Translators. She receives the money raised from the postage stamps we have sent in. Gifts of Love will be financial gifts for LBT. Becky could bring purses and bags made by Liberian artisans, with money from these going to the artisans who made them.
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