President's Message

Letter from the LWML District President, Deb Vinkemeier


What will Delta bring?

Just as things began to look promising after the past year’s COVID-19 shutdown, here we are again, looking straight in the eye of the Delta virus and wondering, “What is going to become of this? Will wearing masks be mandated? Will we be going back to everything being virtual? Will we be able to hold our events and gather together? Will we be able to give our LWML hugs?”

When those questions arise, we have a choice. We can live in fear and worry, or we can go forward undisturbed. How do you go about being undisturbed in this world? We can, through faith, put our trust and hope in God. As David told Solomon, Be careful now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house for the sanctuary; be strong and do it. (1 Chroni-cles 28:10)

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, Bible Study Leader at the Lexington, Kentucky convention, shared that hope is our solid ground. As Hebrews 11 tells us, we are made strong in our weakest moments by faith in Jesus. Jesus is our solid ground and hope. To Him we can go and empty our backpacks of burdens and tribulations.

Moses and Elijah had mountaintop experiences. So did Abraham and Jesus. We can also be on that mountain top by studying God’s Word, attending LWML events and serving the Lord by becoming involved on a committee or holding an office in your society, zone, or in the district. Past President Linda Reiser reminded us that it is the view from the mountain which makes all the difference in our lives.

No matter if Delta or other trials enter our life, Paul explains in Romans 5 that we have peace with God through Jesus. We stand in God’s grace and we rejoice, looking forward to His glory. We will continue to move forward to the finish line, facing our roadblocks, but continuing to look forward with anticipation to June 2022 when we will meet together at the Willmar Conference Center, rejoicing in the roadblocks we have overcome and “Rejoicing in HOPE!”

President Deb Vinkemeier
LWML MN South District


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