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From the Bishop
April 5, 2022

2022 World Missions Mother's Day Offering

Join World Missions and the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas as we wish a happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, mentors, and friends who enrich our lives.

On Sunday, May 8, the Rt. Rev. David Reed invites congregations take up a special World Missions Mother's Day Offering, focusing on the global impact of this gift and raising awareness of the mission partnerships supported by the local church and the Diocese. The annual World Missions Mother's Day Offering is an opportunity to recognize the women in our lives who nurture, teach, and lead with a gift in their honor or memory.

This year, donations to the World Missions Mother's Day Offering will benefit the Wood for the Elders program in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota on Rosebud Reservation West in Mission, South Dakota. The ministry was developed to bring firewood to elderly people who often don't have heat despite living in frigid temperatures. This program costs around $20,000 a year and serves countless people. Through the Mother’s Day Offering, and other giving opportunities, World Missions’ goal is to donate a year’s worth of firewood to the ministry.

The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota includes 79 indigenous congregations and has more indigenous people than all other Episcopal dioceses combined, including Alaska and Hawaii. The World Missions Department is looking forward to continue developing our relationship with them and following their mission statement - "May God grant you the grace never to sell yourself short; the grace to risk something big, for something good; the grace to remember that our world is too dangerous for anything but truth; and too small for anything but love" (adapted from William Sloane Coffin).

To make a contribution to honor your favorite mom or woman, visit the World Missions Giving page at dwtx.org/give and select Mother's Day Giving. You may also send a check made out to the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, 111 Torcido Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209, putting Mother's Day on the memo line.

Request a postcard (or two!) from World Missions to let the important women in your life know you've made an online donation to the World Missions Mother's Day Offering in her honor.

Questions? Contact Marthe Curry, Director, at marthe.curry@dwtx.org, or Catherine Markette, World Missions Ministries Coordinator, at catherine.markette@dwtx.org.

For more information about World Missions events and partnerships, click here to subscribe to the World Missions monthly newsletter and follow World Missions on Facebook and Instagram.

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