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Website for youth and young adults launched

August 27, 2012 No Comment

For years, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League—Canada (LWML-Canada) has offered a devotional for recent high school graduates entitled Now What?. When LWML-Canada decided in 2011 it was time for an update, they approached the original booklet’s author Lynn Gergens. While the new project–Glimpses of Grace—includes the production of a new booklet, it quickly expanded into a much larger vision: the development of a website with material for a broad range of ages, not just those graduating from high school.

“As I started to pray about this project and discuss with my students what they would like to read,” Lynn Gergens said, “I kept coming to a common answer: we all need grace—lots and lots of grace.”

And so Glimpses of Grace was born. “I wanted to provide ‘glimpses of grace’ to hang onto when life gets complicated and touch and incomprehensible,” said Lynn. “I want to show all the hope and love and confidence found in God’s grace.”

In order to do that, Lynn recruited additional help from her young adults group. “As I thought about how I could best do this, I thought about how many other gifted people I know who could give different ‘glimpses of grace’—people who have important things to share.” And share they did. The website currently features devotions, Bible studies, videos, poems, songs by Lutheran Church–Canada musicians, a photography project, and a “Dear Grace” column answering real life questions. Resources continue to be added. Visit the project online at www.glimpsesofgrace.ca.

Glimpses of Graces went live in July of this year. A printed booklet of the same name can be ordered from the LWML-Canada Resource Centre to be used to introduce young people to the website. Contact resourcecentre@lutheranwomen.ca or 1-888-596-5226, ext. 2220.

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