For nearly a century, beginning at the height of the Great Depression, Lutheran women have been collecting spare change in cardboard “mite boxes” to fund mission projects at home and abroad. These simple, unassuming collection boxes have helped bring in more than $100 million in mission offerings since 1942.
In this episode, inspired by the October 4, 2020, celebration of LWML (Lutheran Women in Mission) Sunday, Bri leads Sarah, Erin, and Rachel in a loving discussion of the past, present, and future of the humble mite box.
Click to read more about mite boxes and their history in the LWML, to watch a short video about the evolution of the mite box from 1949-2019, or to request a set of 25 mite boxes for your congregation.
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The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is the podcast produced by KFUO Radio and hosted by Sarah Gulseth, Erin Alter, Rachel Bomberger, and Bri Gerzevske. Created for Lutheran ladies to have a place to escape to with inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with Lutheran sisters, we invite all of you Lutheran ladies to join Sarah, Erin, Rachel, and Bri on the sofa in the Lutheran Ladies Lounge to sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. If you’re a Lutheran lady, join us in our Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/LutheranLadiesLounge.