Here we go! I have felt an exciting sense of energy since 12:01 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Every time I think of 2020, our convention in Athens, Georgia, comes to mind. I’m sure the sisters in our Southern Hills Circuit, who are busy planning the convention, are feeling that excitement too. I hope you are as well.

“2020 Vision for Missions” is the theme for the convention, and what a great vision it is! You will soon receive the convention newsletter with all sorts of registration information, descriptions of speakers and workshops, and even a tentative schedule. Take some time to plan on being there. It will be well worth your efforts. 

I think I’m most excited to hear about what’s happening in our mission outreach around the world and in home missions in North America. LWMS always gets news of the latest happenings in both the world and home mission fields. The Joint Missions Office will be publishing the “Faces of Faith” magazine again this year with all the latest mission news. Attendees get a copy in their convention totes.

So, whether you drive, fly, or take a bus, please come to Georgia in June to be uplifted by the Word of our God. Come for the opening and closing worship services. Come for the wonderful workshops. Come for the stellar speakers. Come for the fellowship with mission-minded people. Come to the LWMS convention in 2020! I’m excited at the thought of seeing you!

Cynthia Natsis
LWMS president
We live by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).