Inspiration and dedication at the LWML-Canada convention

On July 5 to 8, 2012, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada (LWML-Canada) gathered for their 8th national convention in Kelowna, BC, and I was very fortunate to be there to represent CLWR. It was really great to meet so many inspiring and dedicated women, and to learn more about the compassionate work the LWML does in Canada and around the world. It was especially nice to meet in person so many supporters of the We Care program that have been in email contact for years. The LWML is a true cornerstone of the We Care program, organizing and rallying support for our international shipments.

On Saturday Deaconess Milagros Martinez addressed an enraptured assembly to speak on the diverse and important work of the Iglesia Luterana Sínodo de Nicaragua and the Lutheran Church-Canada sponsored mission at Chinandega. What a fantastic opportunity to hear firsthand of the challenges and successes of the mission. The 2012 BC Baling Days shipment should be arriving any day now and we hope to make many more shipments to Nicaragua in the years to come.

Finally, congratulations to our good friend Iris Barta who was elected the new president of the LWML, and a huge thanks to outgoing president Judy Grande and her team that organized a great convention.

Patrick Stewart

CLWR We Care Program Coordinator

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