Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church hosted the 2015 WMCLB Event on Saturday, July 11, in Minot, North Dakota. Chairwoman Rachel Patterson emceed the event. Our theme verse, “The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, NIV 1984), provided the snapshot presenters with their discussion topics.
Strength: Stephanie Chell shared about her strength in the Lord through the trials and hardships brought on by the Minot flood.
Song: Suzanne Bowman shared of her love of worship and music. She and other ladies from Victory LBC, Jamestown, ND, led us in beautiful worship during the event.
Salvation: Women’s Ministry Director Ruth Vallevik finished the snapshot series with a lovely devotion of how the Lord is her salvation. She talked of childhood memories and how the Lord has been with her all through her life.
The National Women’s Ministry team hosted a panel discussion on meaningful women’s ministry topics and trends. Breakout sessions were also held during the event: “Women on a Mission”—Sue Olson, and “Connections for Women”—Kim Goodman and Alison Olson.
During the business session, votes were cast to accept the 2015-2016 Focus Project, Mercy Guinebor, which supports the Guinebor Mission Hospital in Chad. This year’s Guinebor project will provide funds for medical equipment to quickly assess patients’ vital signs and a monitoring system to reliably read patients’ respiratory status. Other approved projects are Heart to Heart visits by our Director to Regional Churches, SWEET Retreat for Seminary Women, Crisis Care Fund for wives of CLB pastors, and continued support for the HELP Household Linen Project for missionaries on home assignment, Box Tops for Education, and Lending Library.
Thank you for your support of these projects!
Barbara Heggland, (Cape Coral, Florida) was elected as the new WMCLB Treasurer. Former Treasurer Lori Christopherson blessed us with many years of service. Director Vallevik presented Lori with a gift and thanked her for her service to Women’s Ministries.
After a lot of planning and a ton of prayer, the Lord reminded us of his faithfulness and provided an enthusiastic audience of women. Thank you to all who attended. Copies of the event program and reports, along with our new Focus brochure, will be mailed to the local women’s ministry leaders early this fall.
“The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song, he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, NIV 1984).
Kim Goodman is Information Coordinator for the Women’s Ministries of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren.