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.


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 2018-2020
Your mite box offerings are helping to fund these ten mission grants selected at the LWML NID 2018 convention:

  1. Equipping the Church to Reach People with Disabilities - Voice of Care…$ 17,474
  2. Life for St. Matthew – Saving a Historic House of Worship in Chicago…$18,000
  3. Haitian Feeding Program – Trinity of Hope                                               $2,500
  4. Post Abortion Crisis Hotline Expansion – Lutherans for Life…$10,000
  5. Grace Lutheran School – Grace Christian Academy, Chicago…$18,000
  6. Food/Clothing Co-op – Concordia Theo. Seminary, Ft. Wayne…$10,000
  7. Exterior Cabin Renovations – Walcamp Outdoor Ministries…$14,562.35
  8. Native American Youth Program, Washington’s Olympic Peninsula Lutheran Indian Ministries…$18,000
  9. Reaching Visually Impaired Inmates -Lutheran Braille Workers…$8,000

10.  Haiti Lutheran Mission Society…$3,463.65

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!!!