WELS’ LWMS to hold national gathering
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) will hold its 49th annual convention June 21-24 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. LWMS is a ministry of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Attendees will gather under the theme “Our God Reigns.”
“The main reason to have the convention,” says Lynnette Hupman, convention co-chair, “is to encourage the mission-mindedness of our synod and especially our women.”
Hupman continues: “When you come to the convention, you receive that recharging. You’re renewed, you’re recharged, you’re refreshed to go back and continue praying. That’s one of the primary purposes of LWMS — we pray for our missionaries, our mission workers, and the wives of our missionaries.”
This year’s mission speakers include the Rev. Gary Lupe, an Apache national pastor; the Rev. Stephen Schmidt, a military contact pastor; the Rev. Timothy Bourman, pastor at Sure Foundation in New York City; the Rev. Andrew Johnston, missionary in the Caribbean; and the Rev. Nathan Wagenknecht and his wife Julie, who work with the Latin American Traveling Theological Educators (LATTE).
Further information is available at www.lwms2012convention.com.
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