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". . . be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. " Romans 12:11b -13
Dianna Just, OK LWML President
In the 1920s, women from independent LCMS churches coordinated their efforts by uniting in state and regional leagues. The first Lutheran Women’s League (LWL) society was established at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Apache, under the direction of Ida Hrbacek, President on January 17, 1923. This led to the movement and establishment of the first district, the Oklahoma District LWL to be organized on February 8, 1928, at Zion Lutheran Church, Oklahoma City. It took more than a decade before the LCMS approved the establishment of a national Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) organization.
The first Mite Box was created as a vehicle for collecting funds. Those contributions have totaled more than $100 million for mission work, supporting Christian outreach in 71 countries on 5 continents. The blessings of the LWML, goes far beyond the millions raised for missions. Its benefits can be seen in faith deepened through Bible studies and leadership training, befriending of career missionaries, in blankets and clothing gathered for the impoverished, in food shared with the hungry, in the friendships nurtured, and above all, the lives changed by sharing the love of Jesus Christ.
In honor of the LWML Oklahoma District’s 90th Anniversary, our members are invited to assemble a replica of the first OK District Mite Box. Convention Go-ers are encouraged to fill their 90th Anniversary Mite Box with coins, bills, and checks, then bring your Mite Box with you to Convention and donate your offerings during a special event.
In continuing to follow through with our commitment, love, and support for missions, in honor and thanksgiving of God’s abundant blessings, we have the opportunity to support many mission endeavors in the Oklahoma District with our 90th Offering. These are the missions that the funds will be divided among to assist with their mission and outreach.
Bring your offerings to the LWML Oklahoma District Convention, held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Lawton, April 13 and 14, 2018, to be a part of our history and celebrating God’s faithfulness for our past, present, and future.
Clayton Mission – Rev. Glenn Meyer, Trinity, McAlester and the work with the Clayton Mission, in rural Clayton
Comfort Dog Ministry – Rev. Mark Erler and the work with the Comfort Dog ministry through St. Mark, Edmond
Hispanic Mission Outreach – Rev. Bernardo Rangel and the work with Hispanic Outreach through Good Shepherd, Tulsa
Islamic Outreach Ministry – Rev. Nourreddine Bennai, with the Islamic Outreach ministry through Holy Trinity, Edmond
Karen people of Burma – Rev. Mark Wescoatt, and the Outreach ministry to the Karen people of Burma through Trinity, Guymon
The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
In a historic meeting at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City, women from six cities-Apache, Chickasha, Norman, Shawnee, Lawton and Oklahoma City-became the first Lutheran women to organize as the Lutheran Women's League of Oklahoma in l928. Their goal was to unite to further mission work, particularly in Oklahoma. In 1942 they became one of the 15 original charter members of the national Lutheran Women's Missionary League. Since that time Oklahoma LWML has grown to include women of 74 congregations and a membership approaching 1450.
LWML President Patti Ross
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