President's Message

Letter from the LWML District President, Deb Vinkemeier

LWML is in the Race

Running the Race...Looking to Jesus”, the 2021 National convention theme, sets another goal. We are to run the race set before us and proclaim the joy of the Lord. Reaching our mission goal gives us great joy, and we praise our Lord that we can continue to be able to tell others about Christ’s salvation for us.

We all run different courses, but we all begin running with Christ. God encourages us to run well and develop endurance for the race that lies before us. When we run, we must run with our heads up and our eyes looking to Jesus despite the obstacles and frustrations. With our faith we are able to run the race.

All women of the LCMS are encouraged to run the race together. God has given all women a gift to use in ministry to people around the world, not only to please God but also to extend His kingdom. Women are a part of this powerful force in fulfilling the Great Commission!

Jesus is our Leader, He sets the pace, and He leads us to victory! As we continue to look to Jesus, He will help us grow and mature us to “Run the Race” and finally reach the finish line of eternity with Him.

Near the end of his life, St. Paul wrote to his young companion Timothy, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race.” (II Timothy 4:7) By the grace of God, may we say the same!

Please continue to run the race with us to help reach our District Mission Goal of $265,000 supporting 15 mission grants. Joyfully use our monthly mite calendars and mite boxes or use our “Give Online”. All these are found on our website,

Deb Vinkemeier, LWML President 2018-2022

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