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  • 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 (one year 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

  • MK scholarships receive boost from WMU Foundation

    by Candice Lee, posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The Woman's Missionary Union Foundation will grant a greater number of college scholarships to missionary kids (MKs) this year, thanks to two estate gifts totaling $65,000. The foundation recently received the gifts and will add them to the endowments that support MK scholarships. The WMU Foundation currently offers scholarships for International Mission Board and North American Mission Board MKs. Read More

  • Liberian schools helped by WMU after Ebola

    by Candice Lee, posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Liberian schools closed for months because of the deadly Ebola epidemic are reopening with the aid of $44,000 in grants from the National Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) and its foundation.

    Olu Menjay, principal of the Ricks Institute, a Baptist school in Liberia that serves more than 600 kindergarten through high school students, said the gift brings renewed hope in the country where more than 3,500 people died from the Ebola outbreak that erupted in 2014. Read More