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Oklahoma District Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

LWML Oklahoma District is now Accepting Grant Applications for 2020-2022

From Beverly Bahr, Vice President of Gospel Outreach:

The Lutheran Women Missionary League (LWML) Oklahoma District is now accepting applications for Mission Grants for adoption at the District Convention in April 2020. Grant Applications must be mission focused with emphasis on proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and be affiliated with or approved by the LCMS. To obtain a copy of the grant application, visit the OKLWML.org page, go under Forms and Resources, go under Applications to Mission Grant Application and Guidelines [or click here].
Grant applications must be submitted by September 30, 2019 to Bevbahr23@gmail.com or to my address:

Beverly Bahr
LWML Oklahoma District Vice President of Gospel Outreach
1119 Oakridge Drive
Stillwater, OK 74074

Blessings in all your endeavors!

Oklahoma Mites Update

Our God has done amazing things! Reflecting back over this past biennium, through our faith, we know our Oklahoma mites have served as God has ordained. What a blessing to have been a part of it all! We can be confident that our pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills have carried the good news of His salvation. To the glory of God, His Kingdom continues to increase! Thank you for sharing your blessings, so that His will can be done.  ~Delia Collard

Click here for the Mite Remittance Form.

 

LWML Oklahoma District Mission Grants for 2018-2020

Mission Grant
Amount 
Paid 
Outstanding

  * Pastors, Vicars & Lay Ministers Wives Retreat, OK District (*Carry over from previous grants approved.)

$4,000 $4,000 $0

1. OK District Ministerial Students

$12,000

$6,000 $6,000

2. OK District Professional Church Worker Scholarships, Fall Semester, sent in August

$12,000 

$3,000 ---
2. OK District Professional Church Worker Scholarships, Spring Semester --- $3,000 $6,000

3. Equipment for Redeemer, Claremore

$7,000 

$7,000 $0

4. MEND Medical Clinic & Pregnancy Resource Center, Tulsa

$5,000

$2,500 $2,500

5. Canoes for Lutherhaven Retreat Center, Knowles

$2,000 

$0 $2,000

6.  Lutheran Braille Workers, Inc. Tulsa & Edmond

$5,000 

$5000 $0

7.  Financial Assistance for Concordia Theological Seminary Food & Clothing Co-op, Ft Wayne, IN

$5,000 

$5,000 $0

8.  Trinity Hope Haitian Feeding Program, Lutheran Churches in Haiti

$5,000 

$5000 $0

9.  Assistance for LWML Members Mission Trips, OK District

$6,000 

$0 $6,000

10. Holy Cow Smokers Disaster Relief Ministry, Lamb of God Lutheran, Flower Mound, TX

$5,000 

$2,500 $2,500

11.  Mission Central Support for Missionary Expenses, Mapleton, IA

$10,000 

$10,000 $0

12.  Funds for iPads and Software for Underprivileged Students, Good Shepherd, Midwest City

$4,000 

$4,000 $0

13.  Lutheran for Life Post-Abortion Crisis Hotline Expansion, Nevada, IA

$4,000 

$0 $4,000 

14. Good Samaritan Fund, Lutheran Senior Citizens, Inc. Oklahoma City

$5,00

$5,000 $0

15. Family Promise of Lawton

$2,550

$0 $2,550 

16.  Outdoor Adult & Family Campfire Ring, Camp Lutherhoma, Tahlequah

$4,500 

$4,500 $0

17.  After School Tutoring and Outreach, Trinity, McAlester    *Funds obtained from another donor

$3,000 

$900 $0*

18.  Summer Heights Day Camp, Immanuel, OKC

$2,100 

$0 $2,100

19.  Bibles for Bethany, Our Savior, Bethany

$500 

$500 $0

20.  Ends of the Earth Team Member Support, MOST Ministries, Ann Arbor, MI

$4,950 

$0 $4,950
 
SUBTOTAL 
$104,600
$62,900 $41,700
TOTAL with carry over from previous grants approved.*
$108,600
$62,900 $45,700

 

2017–2019 LWML Mission Goal: $2,075,000

Your Mites have made an impact! OK LWML District logo

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Click here to view "Celebrating 90 Years of Missions"

 
News from the Guatemala City church, Castillo Fuerte . . . from President Patti

Last Thursday afternoon, the church had the carpet activity in Guatemala. I am not sure if you have heard that Catholic people in Guatemala make carpets with flowers, sawdust, and different materials for the processions. The people of the procession step on the carpet while they are holding the religious image. Antigua Guatemala is very famous for that. It is not a Lutheran tradition, but the youth group of church (Iglesia Luterana Castillo Fuerte in Guatemala City) have been making a small carpet in the hallway of the building with some Lutheran symbols for several years; so we could say that it is an adaptation of Catholic Church in Guatemala to the Lutheran church. That night, we had the Holy Thursday service. ~Melina Orozco Aguirre

 

Holy Cow Smokers

We would like to thank the Oklahoma and Texas districts of the LWML again for your generosity for funding the purchase and outfitting of our disaster relief trailer.
~Holy Cow Smokers, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Flower Mound, TX

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LWML Mite Boxes

Your Mite Box Offerings Are Spreading the Gospel! 

 
The Widow's Mite
Children Mite Box 75th Anniversary Mite Box

Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth, but she, out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on" (Mark 12:41-43).

 
Mite Box Prayers

I ask You, Lord, these mites to bless... It is not much, I must confess My box of coins all by itself that sits upon a desk or shelf. But, joined with others they unite to help us spread Christ's holy light. So, help me, Lord, this box to fill, live our mission, and do Your will.

O Lord of love, as I return these mites to You, guide my willingness to share the bountiful wealth You have given me with others so that Your kingdom may grow through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, our Savior. In His name, Amen.

Lord, You have been bountiful in Your blessings to me. Accept my humble gift in grateful appreciation. May these few mites be joined with many others to accomplish Your will in bringing Christ to all people. In Jesus' name, Amen

Keep me mindful every day, Lord, of Your mercies, and grant that I gratefully dedicate myself to You with all that I have. May these mites be bountifully blessed to work Your will in the harvest fields of those needing to hear of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. In His name. Amen.

Download Mite Box Prayers

 

Mite Label Wraps

These free colorful downloadable labels can be attached to a small Pringles™ potato chip or similar container and used in the cup holder of your vehicle and other places as one more way to collect mites for missions. Click on the Mite Label Wrap image to download the full-size pattern.

 

 

 

To learn more about the history of the  LWML Mite Box, visit lwml.org/mites.