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  • LifeWay, WMU commit to helping Houston-area churches recover

    by Staff, posted Friday, September 01, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to Houston-area churches, LifeWay Christian Resources and Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) were among those this week offering support through the recovery process.

    LifeWay announced Friday (Sept. 1) the organization is preparing to send Bibles and resources to the Houston area. And National Woman's Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation have announced they will assist hurricane victims with a $5,000 HEART (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) Fund grant. Read More

  • Iron Stream Media acquires WMU's New Hope Publishers

    by Julie Walters, posted Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (one year ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) -- Iron Stream Media will acquire New Hope Publishers, Woman's Missionary Union's publishing arm, effective Sept. 1, in an effort to allow more readers to engage in relevant, contemporary issues with a missional focus.

    "With each book published by New Hope, we pray the content will transform the lives of believers and inspire them on their spiritual journey," said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director/treasurer of national WMU and publisher of New Hope. "Because of Iron Steam Media's success in publishing and delivering solid, web-based Bible studies, we believe they are poised to position New Hope books and Bible studies for exponential impact for kingdom growth." Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: WMU's Carol Causey to retire; SEBTS launches degree program for inmates

    by WMU, SEBTS, Biblical Recorder & BP Staff, posted Friday, August 25, 2017 (one year ago)

    In today's SBC DIGEST: Carol Causey, director of national WMU's missions resource center, has announced her retirement, effective Sept. 15, after nearly 32 years of service; Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary begins a degree program for inmates at the Nash Correctional Institution in North Carolina. Read More

  • Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

    by Barbara Denman, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 year 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 (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

  • WMU explores 'defining moments' at Missions Celebration

    by Julie Walters, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one year 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