Wanda Lee announces retirement


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Wanda Lee announced a search committee will be appointed to seek her successor as executive director/treasurer of national Woman's Missionary Union at the WMU board meeting, Jan. 9-11.

During the meeting, WMU also heard mission reports and addressed ways it is assisting International Mission Board personnel who have elected to take a voluntary retirement incentive. The meeting was at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Ala.

4 Reasons Why Christians Should Care About Fair Trade


Each and every product we purchase comes to us through a fair or unfair trade.  We don’t often consider how an item was produced or the treatment of those who made it, but as Christians we should care about integrity in trade. Here are some reasons why we should care about fair trade, especially in how we handle our dealings with the poor.


'Entertaining' children costly to missions, Lee says


NASHVILLE (BP) -- "How did this happen?" Wanda S. Lee asked herself.

"Beyond what words can say … we're grieving," the executive director of the WMU, the Southern Baptist Convention's missions education auxiliary, said of the imminent downsizing of 600-800 missionaries and staff members in a multi-million-dollar shortfall confronting the International Mission Board.

More than ever, pray for international missionaries


As International Mission Board personnel who are eligible for voluntary early retirement prayerfully consider God’s leading, WMU leaders are calling for more intense prayer and support for all our missionaries.

Develop: WMU Leadership Training


Develop is WMU’s new online and on-demand leadership training! It is designed to help missions leaders (or soon-to-be leaders) equip their churches and missions groups to be radically involved in the mission of God.

WMU in the Church

Founded in 1888, the main purpose of WMU is to educate and involve preschoolers, children, youth, and adults in the cause of Christian missions.


A division of WMU, WorldCrafts and its local partners develop fair-trade businesses that provide sustainable income and offer eternal hope for impoverished people throughout the world.

New Hope Publishers

A publishing arm of WMU, New Hope Publishers provides inspiring books and Bible studies that challenge Christian believers to understand and be involved in the mission of God.

WMU Foundation

Financially support the mission and ministries of WMU through the WMU Foundation, and find information about scholarships and grants for MKs and others.

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In his book Both Feet In, retired missionary Dr. Bud Fray references an old African proverb that says: “Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.” It’s like testing the temperature of the pool water before you jump in; we stick our toe in first and if it’s too cold we have the option of pulling back. Once we jump in with both feet we are committed . . . and we better know how to swim!

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