Serving the World

The Board of Stewardship will introduce a new world mission focus in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned!

Our World Mission Focus for 2020:  Lutheran World Relief (find more information and provide support at

At Lutheran World Relief, they envision a future where all people, in every corner of the world can live full, dignified lives.

Founded by Lutherans in the United States at the end of World War II, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, Lutheran World Relief tackles global poverty by helping people adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and well-being.

They work with people based on need, regardless of race, religion or nationality and they do not evangelize.

They provide aid in emergencies and help families restore their lives. They partner with communities to build and grow rural economies. They break the cycle of poverty, so families and communities can thrive.

Their goal is to help people build self‐sufficiency and create new community‐owned approaches to problem‐solving that will last long after their projects end.







LWML: Lutheran Women in Mission ... to all the people in the world

The  Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For almost 75 years, the LWML has focused on affirming each woman’s relationship with Christ, encouraging and equipping women to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and to support global missions.

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.

To learn more about the work of LWML in the nation and the world, please visit

Lutheran Women in Mission-Northern Illinois District – Mission Grants for 2019-2021
Your mite box offerings are helping to fund these ten mission grants selected at the LWML NID convention:

Featured Month

2019-2021 Mission Grants

Disbursed to Grantee

Balance to Pay

Aug 2019 Water and the Word for Rural Schools in Kenya — Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kenya $80,000 -0-
Sep 2019 Teach Me Too — Preschoolers with Learning Needs — Lutheran Special Education Ministries $100,000 -0-
Oct 2019 Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in Africa — Lutheran Hour Ministries $100,000 -0-
Nov 2019 God's Grace for This Generation — LAMP Ministry, Inc. $100,000 -0-
Dec 2019 God's Word Changes Everything — Lutheran Bible Translators $95,000 -0-
Jan 2020 Mobile Medical Mercy Mission Bus for Guatemala — Lutheran Church of Guatemala and Child Beyond International $55,000 $45,000
Feb 2020 Restoring Hope for Detroit Children and Families — Camp Restore Detroit   $100,000
Mar 2020 Lights for Christ Scholarships — Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Zacapa, Guatemala   $95,000
Apr 2020 Wind River Indian Reservation Transportation — Wind River Lutheran Mission   $40,000
May 2020 Ministry in Motion — Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobile, Alabama $58,000 -0-
Jun 2020 Touching the Living Word — Lutheran Braille Workers $100,000 -0-
  Women's Witness and Mercy Asia — Mission Central $100,000 -0-
  Digital Media Development — Lutherans For Life   $30,000
  Hope and Healing Hub of Downtown Lincoln — University Lutheran Chapel, Lincoln, Nebraska $50,000 -0-
  Pre- and Post-Seminary Training for Local Church Workers — Mission Training Center, Africa   $62,650
  Preparing Leaders for Tomorrow — LCMS School Ministries   $80,000
  Christ for You, Anytime, Anywhere — KFUO Radio   $60,000
  Sri Lanka Multipurpose Building Construction — Office of International Mission   $50,000
  Making Jesus Known in the United States Ethnic Communities — Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri   $100,000
  Music Outreach, Classes, and Resources on the Border — Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care, El Paso, Texas $98,400 -0-
  LCMS Deaconess Ministry — LCMS Office of International Mission   $39,523

Help yourself to a mite box – your whole family is invited to participate. Thank you for supporting our Northern Illinois District and National LWML mission grants – you are a blessing to so many!!!