Several members and guests attended the presentation on Women in Missions in Nicaragua, presented by Linda Mayan, assisted by her husband, Rev. Ralph Mayan on May 13, at our church. Linda talked about the valuable role of women as they work along with their husbands, visiting homes and serving in sharing the gospel in their communities, along with providing for educational
opportunities for children in the local congregations.
Currently 20 deaconesses serve in 23 centers in Nicaragua. The women take classes at the Mission Center in Chinandega, with a third group of students close to graduation. While special projects and missions support educational opportunities of children, the work of theSewing center and the Health and Wellness center in Chinandega, Pastor Mayan reminded us that every congregational member supports the mission in Nicaragua, as our National church body provides ongoing support to Nicaragua. We praise God that His message of love and salvation is being preached to, received in the hearts of the people in Nicaragua, and shared with others beyond their boundaries.
LWML–Canada Editor-in-Chief, Marion Hollinger, along with several other writers and editors from Canadian Church Press spent March 3-10, 2013, in Israel as guests of the Israeli tourism department and El Al Airlines. Marion has published a photo story of the trip in Tapestry magazine, but for those who do not subscribe, a copy is posted on the LWML-C website. You might want to see the blog, by going to LWMLC News and click on the link at the bottom of the story there. Or simply go to http://www.lutheranwomen.ca/publications-and-forms/ tapestry to view the informative photos and descriptions of their journey to many of the places we know of through the Old and New Testaments.
We’re proud to say that LWML-C turns 20 on June 20th of this year. The Alberta-British Columbia District LWML-C Convention being held in July in Edmonton plans to commemorate the celebration several ways, including honoring past presidents of the association. Isabel Tisdale will be attending the convention as our Hope representative. We are thankful and proud she will be present on our behalf.