The LDA is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. Click below to read stories of our 100 years of service.

02 Sep

At the age of 11, after the sudden death of her father, Norma Cook moved with her mother and sister to Mason City, Iowa, where Bethlehem Lutheran Church...

26 Aug

(The following was written by Deaconess Edie Hovey) Edie was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in its suburbs. She attended Lutheran grade school and...

19 Aug

Following are excerpts from a talk given by Dr. James W. Albers, VU Professor Emeritus, at the LDA Annual Meeting on November 3, 2018.  They continue the...

12 Aug

Shirley Groh was born in Mason City, Iowa. She heard about Deaconess work through students on the Valparaiso campus during her freshman year. She was impressed...

05 Aug

The following was written by Deaconess Jean Wildegrube. "Becoming a Deaconess" I was baptized at True Light Lutheran Church in Chinatown, NY when I was...

30 Jul

Elaine Albers Plackner was born in 1941 in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of Lutheran Pastor Edgar and Gertrude Albers.  In 1959, at the urging of her father,...
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