We are the body of Christ…
…and each one of you is a part of it.
This passage from 1 Corinthians 12:27 has served as an encouragement to countless Christians as we recognize our important calling from God to be part of his body.
Let us share with you some of the ways the body of Christ is serving the Lord. We see the light of faith shining all over the world! Be encouraged! Be motivated by the Gospel to intentionally use your gifts and pray for the opportunity to talk about grace and forgiveness in Christ.
Shining like stars as they hold out the world of life!
Teaching Pastors’ Wives in Africa
Kathie Wendland had a wonderful opportunity with some amazing women in Africa! Our pastors in Africa depend on their wives to help with the ministry work to the women in the congregation. Helping those wives grow in their faith is a beautiful example of how God uses women to teach other women!
Institutional Ministries continues to use women volunteers to reach out to women who are hurting and need a Savior. Watch this video to see how important and valuable these connections are and how God is using them to bless Kingdom work among us! For more information about getting involved in ministry to those in institutions, visit their website at im.life. Volunteers are engaged in sharing Christ at prisons, nursing homes and many other places – wherever God opens doors! Keep them in your prayers!
With God’s help, hundreds of thousands of patients in Zambia and Malawi have been touched by the work of the Central Africa Medical Mission (CAMM). CAMM is a non-budgeted mission of WELS. Financial support is received from women’s groups, schools, church groups, and other friends of the medical mission.
Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society
As WELS women we believe that Jesus was speaking to each of us when he directed his disciples to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
To this end we freely give of the time, talents, and treasures with which God has richly blessed us.
Women Serving in Asia
We rejoice in the spread of the Gospel in Asia! The Asian Lutheran Seminary trains men for pastoral ministry and teaches women the truths of God’s Word to equip them for works of service! Our sisters in Christ organize ministry activities and events, and serve in many ways similar to Staff Ministers and lay volunteers. They follow Scripture’s calling as they:
- teach women’s Bible classes and lead small groups for women.
- Oversee after school study programs focused on evangelism and outreach to neighborhood children.
- Hospital visitation with women, all types of visitation with women, and non-professional counseling with women.
Keep these women in your prayers! Learn more about them here!
The Church Librarians Organization is a network of men and women serving as church librarians! The organization connects these librarians to share ideas, advice, and inspiration to help you toward your goal of starting or rejuvenating a church library.
WELS Women’s Ministry provides resources for individuals and congregations nationwide. Consider supporting these ministries with your prayers and gifts.