Here we go! The LWMS Board of Directors and the WELS Missions Office are working hard to transition our 57th annual LWMS convention and the Taste of Missions weekend into an online, two-week version of both mission-focused events. LWMS is planning to have our worship services, devotions, keynote speakers, workshops, flag presentation, and moments with our missionaries all be brought to you via your computer. The Missions Office is working on their commissioning service for world missionaries, mission updates from the administrators, cooking demonstrations, and family-friendly downloads and challenges to bring mission work to life for our audience. We are calling the combined event Taste and See, based on words from Psalm 34:8: “Taste and see that the LORD is good.”

I’m excited about the prospect that we may reach more people with the message about Jesus and the way our missionaries are carrying that message to the ends of the earth. I’m excited that our members can still have their 2020 vision for missions at the touch of a button. I’m excited to know that you will be able to choose from many options to learn the latest news about WELS missions. Are you excited? I hope so. I want this Taste and See event to be a silver lining in the stay-at-home world we are now occupying. Let’s do this together.

May God bless you and keep you safe and healthy,

Cynthia Natsis
LWMS president