Riemers attend national convention in Pittsburgh

Richard and Marilyn Riemer, members of Zion Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, recently attended the national convention of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Marilyn represented the Lutheran women of the Herington zone as delegate to the 35th biennial convention under the theme “Quenched by the Water”.

There were 67 other Kansas delegates and guests with 3,200 in attendance.

The convention featured Bible studies, missionary speakers, election of officers, multiple presentations, and a concert by Christian gospel singer, Mia Koehne.

In addition to exceeding the past two-year mission goal of $1,800,000 by more than $53,000, convention attendees contributed $137,156 in four offerings.

A mission walk also was part of convention activities, during which another $69,555 was contributed and pledged.

All funds go to worldwide mission projects.

The mission goal for 2013-2015 is $1,830,000. The projects will be chosen June 2015 at the Des Moines convention.

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