National LWML Awards LHF $100K Grant for Africa July 23, 2021

The rolling hills of Kentucky provided a stunning backdrop for the journey to the 2021 National LWML Convention. Our LHF staff were in a state of perpetual activity. One must have his batteries charged to keep up with the relentless energy of the LWML ladies!

When we asked if they knew of LHF, I was pleasantly surprised that most attendees answered in the affirmative. Still, no one could possibly know all that LHF does in 90 countries and approximately 128 languages around the world, so the ladies listened attentively, asking good questions as we shared books and stories of the work of the Holy Spirit around the globe.

I was personally approached by several ladies working with Burmese immigrants to America. It is always a joy to hear this as I remember the plethora of Buddhist idols that I encountered upon a journey to Burma a few years ago! God’s Word is being proclaimed by His missionaries in the Church and LHF is blessed to provide such resources!

As the convention came to an end, we were overjoyed to learn that LHF was the recipient of a $100,000.00 grant from the National LWML, placing third in the balloting. Praise be to God! The project — Thirst to Learn: Bible Books for Africa’s Children — will provide us with the support we will need to translate, publish, distribute and introduce these books to children in Africa. We are so thankful to the ladies of the LWML for their partnership in the Gospel! Soli Deo Gloria!

 — by Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise, LHF executive director

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