A New Spring- Message from the President


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

Spring is an incredible time of the year to think about growth, joy, and the many blessings we have. It is the season of Easter, planting crops, and thawing out from the winter months. It is a time to look ahead to the path God has prepared for us.

This is also a time to look at what we have accomplished in the past year. In spite of the challenges which happened in 2020, there were many great things that occurred which are discussed later in this newsletter. One of the things I am most grateful for was your continued and growing support for this ministry. Your prayers and gifts allowed LBW to continue production every single month of 2020, which was especially critical due to the temporary closure of so many of our Ministry Production Centers. For the first time since our ministry’s beginnings 78 years ago, the bulk of production occurred at our headquarters instead of through the hands of volunteers. Your support allowed this to happen. Thank you!

As we look forward to 2021, there are even more exciting opportunities ahead of Lutheran Braille Workers. In addition to opening new ministry centers and adding new volunteers, we continue to update our software, processes, headquarters, and warehouse. We are still adding new titles to the library every month and working on accessing new languages. Travel should be resumed at some point this year and LBW will be at the LWML National Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Existing Ministry Production Centers will continue to reopen and the Word of God will be able to reach even more people who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

God has blessed this ministry richly, and we fervently pray He will continue to do so. Thank you for the many blessings you have given to Lutheran Braille Workers. I pray the contents of this Illuminations will excite you and help you see the impact you are having in the lives of people around the world!

In His Service,

Jay Zemke, President

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