WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Missions: It’s not just a project; it’s a way of life.
A huge THANK YOU to all who helped with and participated in the Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer! It was a wonderful night of joining our hearts, hands and voices as we prayed for our sisters in Christ around the world.
What a wonderful season! People who wouldn’t participate during other times of the year are now looking for ways to help others. They might pack a shoebox, take a tag from an angel tree, donate a toy or to a food pantry. These are tangible gifts that help open the door to hear the Good News for both the giver and recipient. As we celebrate our Savior’s birth, there are so many opportunities to share the Gospel. Are we focusing on the real meaning of the season, or are we just caught up in the busyness? Are we searching for the perfect gift, or do we realize we have already received it?
Another of the Associational WMU objectives is to “equip churches to provide missions awareness and involvement”. Whether you are a seasoned leader or new to your position, we all can benefit from quality missions resources that are Biblically sound, including curriculum for all ages, magazines, books, videos and web-based materials.
The national Women’s Missionary Union website is wmu.com, and the North Carolina WMU website is wmunc.org. Both sites provide many resources to help you increase missions awareness and involvement in your churches. As we prepare for the Week of Prayer for International Missions (December 3-10) and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, the International Missions Board store.imb.org has lots of ideas and materials to help with promotion of this event. If you have ideas to share or if we can help you with missions awareness in your congregation, please let us know.
In His Service,
Betsy Ross, WMU Director