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This month we are highlighting Iowa District West Grant #2 -- Financial Aid for IDW Students - $25,000

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:10

The world needs to hear God’s grace in the Gospel. The church needs teachers, DCEs, and other commissioned workers to fulfill this ministry. How can they be trained unless they get an education? The IDW Student Financial Aid Committee has made it a priority to provide financial assistance to district students who are attending Concordia Universities, and planning careers in full time church work. Because of this grant many students will be able to say, “Here am I, send me.”

Jesus Lord of the harvest, we thank You for continuing to call men and women to full-time service in Your church. Give them increasing faith to trust You to provide for all their needs and bless these gifts as evidence of Your generosity, so that in all things at all times, having all that they need, they may be able to abound in the good work of sharing Your saving Gospel. Amen

Check out the pictures in the full-color flyer about this mission grant


For up-to-date news about all of our district's mission grants, go to the Iowa District West LWML website


This month we are also highlighting national LWML 2019-2021 Mission Grant 2 -- Teach Me Too – Preschoolers with Learning Needs in Austin -- Lutheran Special Education Ministries -- $100,000

Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM) has seen a growing desire for early intervention support of children with learning needs. In 1976 LSEM began serving children with special learning needs in the Detroit area and has since expanded programs and services to include a presence in Lutheran schools nationwide. Their pilot program is Let It Shine Academy at Bethany Lutheran Church, Austin, Texas. The Teach Me Too program was designed to administer intervention strategies, address the unique needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and other unique needs such as hyperactivity issues, decreased or delayed social skills, developmental or speech delays, sensory integration difficulties, or other learning differences. As a resource for families, this program provides assessments, consultations, and materials to help children on an individual basis. This grant would help fund Teach Me Too, expand the Let It Shine Academy, provide teacher training, and offer scholarship funding for children whose families cannot afford the cost of the Let It Shine Program. 

Check out the wonderful pictures and more about what this mission grant will accomplish at this link


Please go to the LWML website and look at all the resources! It’s full of free, downloadable materials for everyone, including Bible studies, devotions, and inspirational stories from mission grant recipients about the impact of the grants they received.

There are activities for helping others while sharing the Gospel. You can listen to podcasts of devotions and Bible studies on your phone or computer. We thank you and encourage you to continue helping us spread the Good News. Go to www.lwml.org.

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