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WMU Missions Celebration inspires 'Unshakable Pursuit' of ChristDALLAS(BP) -- An 'Unshakable Pursuit' to know Christ more, show His love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples will be the theme unpacked during two days of general sessions, conferences and missions experiences during Woman's Missionary Union's Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 10–11.
"We believe you will laugh, learn and experience nourishment for your soul," said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU. "As you are captivated by the stories of God's work in the world, you will be drawn closer to His side and renew your commitment to His mission. Join us on this incredible journey to experience a movement of God bringing hope to the hopeless." Read More
SBC DIGEST: WMU aids Nicaraguan safe house; BGR clean water campaign underway; Point of Grace's 2nd LifeWay album releasedBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- After Tropical Storm Nate pummeled a safe house for girls in Nicaragua, a HEART Fund grant (Humanitarian Emergency Aid for Rebuilding Tomorrow) is helping the ministry in offering crisis care to its neighbors.
The $2,500 gift from the WMU Foundation couldn't have come at a better time, said Landa Carnes, a missionary serving at Emmanuel Home of Protection, a ministry of Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International. Read More
WorldCrafts to aid Baptist foster care ministriesBIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) -- WorldCrafts, the global fair trade division of Woman's Missionary Union (WMU), has launched an initiative to support the work of the Baptist Coalition for Children and Families, encompassing Baptist children's ministries in 19 states.
Through the initiative, churches or individuals can support at-risk children in foster care while also providing life-sustaining work for overseas artisans and their families affiliated with WorldCrafts in 24 countries.
Currently more than 430,000 children are in foster care in the United States alone, according to Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System within the Department of Health and Human Services. Baptist children and family ministries serve this population through Christ-centered care and resources to protect foster children and to reunify families. Read More
LifeWay, WMU commit to helping Houston-area churches recoverNASHVILLE (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 PublishersBIRMINGHAM, 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 inmatesIn 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
WMU celebrates 20 years of Christian Women's Job Corps
WMU leaders highlight 20 years of ministry through Christian Women's Job Corps during report to SBC. Read More
Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meetingPHOENIX (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'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 leadershipPHOENIX, 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