LWML 

We are the LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION of Zion Lutheran Church.  Our group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month.  We welcome and invite every woman in our church to join us.  We are committed to serving our Lord through encouraging, supporting, and equipping each other to use our special gifts in many different areas of service such as visiting shut-ins in our congregation, leading the Prayer Chain, and providing receptions for families after memorial services.  We share our Lord through reaching out beyond our doors in serving the needs of our community and around the world, wherever our Lord leads us.
 
This last year we served our Lord with the help of everyone in our congregation by sewing 132 Little Dresses for the little orphan girls in Africa, collecting clothing for Stand Strong Women's Shelter, and collecting $1500 worth of needed items for Path Point (a school for the developmentally disabled).  We are currently collecting non-perishable food items to help stock the Food Pantry of the Salvation Army, so that they can feed those in need.  We are supporting our local missionary couple, Pastor Herb and Markie Burch who are serving in Belize.  We are now in the process of adopting a seminary student to support.  We are looking forward to meeting this young man, whomever the Lord blesses us with. 
 
We are not just one small group, but part of something much larger than ourselves.  We are connected first to our sisters in the Zone which includes Trinity Lutheran Church in Paso, Redeemer in Atascadero, Zion, Peace Lutheran Church in Arroyo Grande, Our Savior and Grace Lutheran Churches in Santa Maria, and Bethany in Lompoc.  Our family grows much larger as we are connected to the LWML of the California/Nevada/Hawaii District, and LWML nationally and internationally.  The greatest and oldest mission project of LWML is the gathering of ‘mites’, relating to the poor widow's offering in the Bible.  Once a month we collect our mites and send them to the district to fund the many grants churches have requested to expand the spreading of the Gospel through ministering to the needs in their communities.  Our mites also help fund National and International grants that reach out around the world sharing the Gospel through caring for the needs of others.  Reaching out and serving our Lord together, to make others’ lives
better is the very heart and soul of LWML.
 
For me personally, being involved in LWML with all of my wonderful sisters has been one of the greatest experiences of my life.  I love it--Thank you!  May we all continue to service our Lord with gladness. 
In His Service,
Yvonne


 

 
 

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