Great News from the Michigan District of the LWML
Last weekend, our Michigan District of the LWML met in convention. Our district meets in convention every two years, primarily for the purpose of designating mission grants for the upcoming biennium.
Mission grants are direct funding given to LWML members, societies, zones, circuit mission councils, and synod boards and Recognized Service Organizations (RSO) of The LCMS for specific ministries that extend the ministry of the Word in Michigan, across our country, and even around the world.
These grants are funded by the "mites" collected and donated by the women of our Michigan District LWML-- spare change that they gather and turn in to their local LWML societies, which pass them along to the district. 75% of the mites collected are used to fund a set of mission grants selected at our district level. The other 25% is passed along to support the grants selected by the national LWML convention.
In 2016, 13 mission grants were selected to receive funds. By God's grace, through the faithful giving of the women of our district, all the money requested through those grants was able to be paid.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
(from June 2018 "LWML in Action," a publication of the Michigan District LWML, available at www.LWMLMichigan.org)