Serving the World

May 2021

During 2021, the Board of Stewardship will be featuring one missionary at a time -- 3 or 4 times throughout the year. We hope you enjoy learning more about their work in the mission field.

Rachel Meyer
LCMS Missionary - Uganda

Rachel serves the Lord as an education consultant in Uganda -- she works alongside the Lutheran Church of Uganda (LCU) to develop Christian education in their Lutheran schools. She teaches Bible classes and the music of the church to students. She also assists the LCU in equipping others to teach the faith through teacher training and curriculum development. Rachel is thankful for the opportunity to share Christ with children, as well as to walk alongside pastors, teachers and school administrators to help strengthen the ministry to children in congregations and schools.


Rachel’s hometown is Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and music education from Concordia University Chicago, and a master’s degree in education with a specialization in elementary reading and literacy from Walden University. Before serving in Uganda, she taught at Lutheran schools in California, Illinois and Taiwan. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, music, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Thank you for your financial offerings for Rachel during the month of May!

Prayer Requests:
- Ministry in the Lutheran schools in Uganda
- For God to build faith in the hearts of the students, teachers, families, and communities
 - For God to continue to nuture Rachel in the faith and give her wisdom and encouragement to share Christ's love






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!!!