President's Message

Letter from the LWML District President, Lisa Kamrath


Welcome to the LWML Minnesota South website! We encourage you to check out our Lutheran Women in Mission information to help you become familiar with who we are and how we serve the Lord with gladness. Our mission statement is:

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

What does this mean?

Joyfully proclaim Christ Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all peoples! (Psalm 96:3).

We encourage women to be in God’s Word and provide Bible studies, devotional materials, and Christ-focused resources under FAITH AND SERVICE/Servant Resources. There is a link to our quarterly WOM (Women on a Mission) newsletter and the monthly Minnesota South District eNews under RESOURCES/Newsletters.

As a district we are divided into 20 zones and each zone holds 2 or more events each year, usually in the spring and fall. Typically, they include a Bible study/devotion, singing, mission speaker or a topic lead by a pastor, and/or a servant event, and almost always-food. This information is under EVENTS/Zone.

Our district is planning a convention, “Walk in Love,” June 20-22, 2024. The Bible verse is Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:1-2). Information is located under EVENTS/District.


Support missions And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” (Mark 16:15).

We just celebrated 81 years of the LWML! During that time mission grants have been given to 83 countries of the world. Mission grants are given on a national and district level. The LWML Minnesota South District has 13 mission grants for the 2022-2024 biennium. They are listed under MISSIONS on our website. There is a video of the mission grants, bookmarks, mite calendars, and updates on the amounts of mites given and distributed. Mission grant money is collected from memorials, offerings, and mite boxes (based on the widow’s mite story). Mission grant updates and calendars remind us to pray for the missionaries we are supporting.


Equip women. Now may the God of peace…equip you with everything good that you may do his will (Hebrews 13:20-21).

All women in the LCMS can be Lutheran Women in Mission. A woman who participates by promoting the objects of the LWML and is a communicant member of an LCMS congregation is eligible to become a member of a Unit or an Individual Member. We are not just a group for older women in the church, we want to motivate, equip and ensure opportunities for all women to serve others, participate in LWML, and grow in relationships as sisters in Christ. We encourage younger women to be involved as Young Woman Representatives that attend district and national conventions to learn about the Lutheran Women in Mission. We are also developing our Heart to Heart Sisters of all Nations who will reach out to our multicultural sisters and share how they can use the LWML resources and support mission work. This information is under FAITH AND SERVICE/Young Women/Heart to Heart.


Serve othersAs each has received a gift, use it to serve one another (1 Peter 4:10a).

Lutheran women serve the Lord with gladness by working in His church. They serve funerals, perform altar guild duties, work on flower committees, make thousands of quilts across the Minnesota South, collect food, put together care packages for third world countries, pack meals, collect glasses for MOST ministries, buy Bibles for prison ministry, make midwife kits, hygiene kits, and hospice kits.


The LWML has a program called Gifts from the Heart. Items or gift cards are collected and given to a specific ministry. Information is under FAITH AND SERVICE/Human Care on our website.

We remember church workers in their ministry and have ideas for supporting and encouraging them. There are many creative ideas for showing appreciation to our Pastors, DCEs, musicians, and teachers. Look under FAITH AND SERVICE/Servant Resources/Leaders/Church Workers in Mission.

Thank you for taking time to read the President’s Message. Please visit our website often to find the latest information about zone and district events, and mission project updates. We encourage you to join us in serving the Lord with gladness. If you would like more information about something you see, you can contact me or another board member by email directly through the website, ABOUT US/Board of Directors.

Serving Christ with you,
Lisa Kamrath, LWML Minnesota South District President, 2022-2026

Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 100:2-3).