“I tell you the truth,
whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers (or
sisters!) of Mine, you did for Me!”
Mission Faire and Ingathering Pictures
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The 2014 Oregon District LWML Convention
is now “history” as they say.
On the way to the archives we could benefit from a bit of
a re-cap – especially about our event-crowded Friday.
We give high praises to all of the Zones
who did such a fantastic job of helping Gayle Wolfe’s committee
get their Zones “booth” ready for a great MISSION FAIRE!
Heavy sewing machines were brought in - lots of “plarn”
activity- new warm men’s socks were stuffed with goodies for the
homeless - and
off to the side were ladies busy with scissors carefully cutting
out felt Bible-figures for the Bethesda Home’s new Flannel
to the Zone ladies who stuck it out at their posts from 10 – 4!
This meant that they had to forego attending any Servant
Karen Young and her Committee organized
the INGATHERING – sorting, stacking and counting all of the
items that the conventioneers brought in with them!
The Ingathering “totals” were:
Bethesda Homes = 282 items;
Orphan Grain Train = 772 dresses + 84 pants = 856 items;
Portland Rescue Mission = 351 items;
Lutheran Latino Missions =
SUCH joy we have in sharing God’s blessings with lots of
others – even on the other side of the globe!!
Young Women Representatives presented
samples of these Items – and Zone representatives brought forth
examples of their Mission Faire items for Sunday morning’s
dedication of them all.
On Friday there were 4 SERVANT EVENTS
Four ladies hopped on the MAX train with Mona Fuerstenau and
went downtown to visit the Bethesda Office on 17th.
Three ladies joined Terry Putnam in enjoying a Tea Party
at one of the Bethesda Homes close to the airport and three
hardy kitchen-cabinet-scrubbers went over to another nearby
Bethesda Home to “brighten their corner”!
14 folks either “vanned” with Jim Presnell or drove in
private cars over to Concordia University to learn about their
neighborhood backpack lunch program AND to pack over 900
lunches. A tour of
the campus followed – all were happily impressed with the new
facilities that are shared and integrated with the neighborhood
into which the University is settled.
We have noted that folks had many
“required duties” that sadly prevented their participation in
some of these fun activities.
If you have any suggestions how we could “get around”
this, please contact Char
“input” is welcome!
Human Care Committee
is charged with encouraging sensitivity in women toward those
who are hurting and in need in the church, community and world.
Providing hands-on resources for assistance and comfort to
others and reaching out to the underprivileged and underserved
in our communities is the charge of the
(in the Leaguer) is edited by
Gayle Wolfe - Human Care committee chairwoman.
Special Ministries committee
chairwoman is Terry Putnam.
efforts for supporting District expenses is a responsibility of
Each Zone President has a
supply of UPS Pre-paid Mailing labels for the shipping of used
cell phones, printer cartridges, etc.
Char Kolzow if additional
supplies are needed.
This Department is also responsible for
Ingathering and Mission Fair at Biennial District Conventions.