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  • Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (10 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX (BP) -- "Defining Moments," those dramatic, life-changing experiences that make an eternal difference in the hearts and minds of the Christian believer, were recounted and celebrated during the Monday sessions of the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, held June 11-12 at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

    The 325 registered participants of the two-day meeting explored defining moments in the Bible and in the lives of missionaries, national WMU leaders, Acteens panelists and other SBC leaders. Read More

  • WMU celebrates 'Defining Moments'

    by Myriah Snyder, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (11 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Around 250 Southern Baptists gathered for the opening session of WMU's 2017 Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting on June 11 in Phoenix.

    "Every moment has a series of defining moments -- moments that shape us and change and make us the person we are today," Sandy Wisdom-Martin, newly-elected national WMU executive director said. She and Linda Cooper, national WMU president, opened the evening and shared personal and biblical "Defining Moments," in keeping with WMU's theme for the year. The focus for the opening night was "Redeemed." Read More

  • Sumrall receives top award for women's leadership

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, June 12, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX, Ariz. (BP) -- Becky Sumrall, a Tennessee Baptist who has spent the past 40 years mentoring women from all walks of life, is the recipient of this year's Dellanna West O'Brien Award for Women's Leadership Development.

    The award, presented annually by Woman's Missionary Union since 1998, comes with a $2,500 grant from WMU Foundation that will go to further Sumrall's ministry at Begin Anew, Middle Tennessee's branch of Christian Women's Job Corps and Christian Men's Job Corps. Read More

  • COOPERATIVE PROGRAM: What do we have in common?

    by Sandy Wisdom-Martin, posted Tuesday, May 02, 2017 (one month ago)

    Sandy Wisdom-Martin recounts the importance of Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program as experienced in her own work for the Gospel. Wisdom-Martin, national WMU"s executive director, notes, "I am a product of the Cooperative Program." Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: Emeritus Korea missionary Don Jones dies; 2nd WMU grant made for Tenn. wildfire relief

    by Southern Baptist TEXAN, WMU & BP Staff, posted Monday, April 24, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Tess Rivers
    Don Jones, emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea 36 years, dies at age 88; WMU makes second grant to aid Smoky Mountain fire victims.

    Don Jones, 36 years a missionary to Korea, dies

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BP) -- Don Jones, an emeritus Southern Baptist missionary who served in South Korea for 36 years, died April 9 after suffering a head injury in a fall two days earlier. He was 88. Read More

  • WMU explores 'defining moments' at Missions Celebration

    by Julie Walters, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Those who attend will be encouraged to identify defining moments that affect and inspire their missional journey during the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 11–12, in Phoenix. Read More

  • Former saloon home to Ky. missionary of the year

    by Brandy Crase/Kentucky Today, posted Tuesday, April 04, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Brandy Crase/Kentucky Today
    CORBIN, Ky. (BP) -- With her decision to become a missionary, Amy Wilhelmus' one request to God was to send her anywhere on earth -- except to her northern Kentucky hometown of Covington.

    But as Wilhelmus would later observe, who is she to question God's plans? So, she stood on the stage at Central Baptist Church in Corbin on April 1 to be honored as the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Missionary of the Year for her work sharing the Gospel -- in Covington. Read More

  • Missionsfest volunteers serve in creative ways

    by Cara Brown, posted Friday, September 02, 2016 (10 months ago)

    Photo submitted by WMU.
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (BP) -- Music fills the air as participants sing and motion along with the lyrics. Later they gather together to listen to a Bible story and then construct a related craft. This may sound like a typical Vacation Bible School for the children in your church, but for the volunteers at Missionsfest in Spartanburg, S.C., this VBS was for a more mature audience: residents of a local nursing home.

    Missionsfest allowed 85 volunteers age 18 and older to gather from 12 states to spread the Gospel throughout Spartanburg through construction, outreach projects, evangelism, acts of kindness, prayerwalking and much more. Read More