Women's Service Guild Mites and Missions
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Mission Grants:

At the heart of LWML is its focus on missions. Each biennium, a mission grant goal is set by the voting assembly. The goal is funded by supporters through monetary gifts placed into LWML Mite Boxes as a thank offering to God and with a prayer for our worldwide missions. Contributions collected by local societies, or at zone or district events, are sent to the district treasurer. The monies are divided 75% for the district mission goal and 25% for the LWML mission goal. In its first 65 years, over $85 million have been given to support missions all over the world.

The Mite Box:

Based on the biblical account of the window's mite (Luke 21:1-4), the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites" - offerings given above and beyond the support given to congregation and the LCMS. Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grands and implement the LWML program.

The LWML Mite Box is a simple box used to receive my gifts of gratitude beyond the regular offerings. The Mite Box is used because it is convenient. It is also personal and individual, with symbolism to remind us of Christ's sacrifice for us and a world that needs our love. And while each of our boxes isn't enough to build a chapel or provide Bibles for new Christians in other countries, the combined boxes of the over 250,000 members of the LWML can indeed make a difference in the world.

Individual Mite boxes are located on the shelf in the Narhex.



For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9