Thank you WCBWMS Missionaries for your 2018 financial support to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Your response for two major projects has been tremendous. The Lupus Awareness project is an outreach project spearheaded by the Connectional Young Adult Missionaries. The Local Societies and Areas Chairs responded with an overwhelming outpouring of love and financial support. Black and Hispanic women are diagnosed with lupus at much higher rates than white women, and are more likely to experience complications from the disease. .