From Our President

A Biennium Bold in Hope

Happy New Year to all! I pray the Lord will bless the members and supporters of LWML in this Year of Our Lord 2023 with His wisdom and discernment. May His promises sustain us in the faith as we all strive to live the mission of LWML.

As some of you may (or may not) know, LWML adopted a revised mission statement in 2021. I find much connection with this statement. It is simple, to the point, and easy to remember.

As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.

The three words from this mission statement that speak to me the most are “proclaim,” “support,” and “serve.” This past biennium, our primary focus centered on hope. It was a biennium which began quite differently than those that came before. We found ourselves languishing in a situation new to us all. Amid this languishing, hope was our certainty, our assurance, our comfort. In our hope, as the Lord is faithful, we were blessed!

With all praise and thanksgiving to God, the 2023 membership role finds our district with only a minimal decrease. A few groups were lost, but new ones were formed. This encouraging news should reaffirm the paths chosen. The hope that sustained us will continue to sustain us and be our guide for the 2022–2024 biennium. Let this hope instill courage, provide insight, and inspire all to recognize and follow through with the opportunities God presents to further His Kingdom. Let us be bold enough to earnestly consider where He is leading us in order to be productive as we follow His call. I pray the Lord will lead us all to be courageous, dauntless, and a bit “gutsy,” leading us to move from languishing to thriving in proclaiming Christ, supporting missions, and serving others. May we all be Bold in Hope as we continue to seek the Lord’s will and may He provide all involved the time and talent each one needs to participate in the biennial goals.

Remember you are precious in His sight. The Lord is good. The LWML is alive and well. Let us dispense with the languishing and get to work on generating innovative ideas and capitalizing on the ideas that have proven to be fruitful to the mission. Are you ready to answer the call to be Bold in Hope? Will you be that courageous, gutsy one that helps lead the charge? No matter your age, location, talents, or treasures, God is calling you to His purpose. It is the reliance on the sure hope that will prepare our hearts, our minds, and our bodies to Be Bold in Hope; inspired to Proclaim Christ, Support missions, Serve others.

Thanks be to God!

Frances Molitor,
LWML Texas District President

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