light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and
give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
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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
Looking back on my four years as LWML President, I don’t think I can really settle on one highlight. The celebration of the 75th Anniversary of LWML in 2017 was a highlight because of the new logo and a special 75th Anniversary Mite Box design. In 2019 it was the publishing of the new history book and the new Mite Box design.
My ride on the LHM Rose Parade float was a personal highlight because I dreamed of attending that parade all my life. We have been back to work on the floats ever since then and plan to go again this year. Sitting on the float next to Rev. Dr. Dale Meyer, President of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and former Lutheran Hour Speaker, led to us moving our LWML St. Louis office to the Seminary campus. This in turn has led to better contacts with seminary students and their wives as well as more interaction with the staff and faculty. The benefit of our future pastors knowing how LWML is a partner in their ministry and the support available to them and their wives is invaluable.
One more personal highlight was getting started on LWML podcasts. I had pushed for those for many years and they are now a reality. I hope you’ve listened to them! Also, getting an LWML App was a big step. As always, there are so many things going on in LWML! So many ways to “Serve the Lord with Gladness!” ~Patti Ross
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.
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