A Message From Our President – Spring 2020
A Message from our president
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
After reading the cover story, I began thinking about what it means to our recipients to receive a Braille or Large Print Bible from LBW. When John said, “You’re sharing God’s love with a lot of people who don’t feel loved…” it was a powerful reminder we are serving a population of the world who often live in a place of solitude, wondering whether or not they are loved by others.
And as God often does, he placed an appropriate quote in front of me from renowned American actor Richard Kiel:
“To be loved is important, as is having a sense of accomplishment. But to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better.”
This quote immediately brought to mind the words of St. Paul who wrote, “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Brothers and sisters, you are showing the world love through your actions. You are making the lives of thousands of other people better by bringing Christ to their hands. You are showing them the most perfect love of all—God’s love. Through that love, you are bringing them the ultimate hope found in the faith we all have in Jesus.
You are accomplishing so much through your gifts to LBW. We want you to know the impact your gifts are having, which is why these pages are filled with the stories of people who receive our materials, what is being produced because of your gifts, the partnerships with other organizations, and how LBW is continuing to seek ways to grow, thrive, and reach new audiences with the Gospel.
I pray you feel the sense of accomplishment after reading this newsletter and are motivated to continue your support of this wonderful ministry. Know you are loved by the recipients, staff, and volunteers of Lutheran Braille Workers. Most importantly, know you are loving other people by bringing the Light of Christ into their lives.
In His Service
Jay Zemke, President