Hmong WMU

Hmong WMU

Celebrating the Heart of Missions

As the Minnesota-Wisconsin Hmong WMU prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our May Retreat, we want to focus on the heart of missions.

As a Hmong woman, I am so grateful for the great love of my heavenly Father who reached out to every corner of the earth to bring His children to a relationship with Him. Missions is at the very heart of God. God loves His creation so much that He would sacrifice His only Son to bring His children back home.

The Hmong people are scattered throughout Asia because they have no country of their own. They are called the mountain people because they live very high on the mountains. They are superstitious, uneducated, and very hard to reach. They worship and sacrifice to demons to appease them, so that no harm will come to their family. God’s love was able to reach the mountain people through His faithful missionaries. Their hearts were opened to the gospel and they were set free from the chains of the evil one. Many Hmong became believers because of the love for the heart of missions.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” The Vietnam War was a great tragedy to everyone, but God used this great tragedy to open the door for the Hmong people to come to America, where they have the opportunity to experience God’s great love and extend that love to the lost world.

Minnesota-Wisconsin Hmong WMU exists because of the love that God has lavished on the Hmong women. Hmong women would never have the opportunities to be educated, to decide whom they will marry, and to choose whom they will worship if God had not opened the door for them to come to this country. First John 3:1 (NIV) says, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” What wonderful news for the whole world to know. That is the heart of missions.

As we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of our May Retreat, we pray that we will not forget who we used to be, how far God has taken us, and how great God’s love is for us. It’s our mission to continue the heart of God’s mission, to equip and mobilize people for a missions lifestyle.

Beth Lo
Executive director, MN-WI Hmong WMU

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