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How to Say “WMU Appreciates You” to Your Missions Leaders

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“I thank my God every time I remember you.” That’s how Paul began his letter to the church at Philippi. It’s a good model to follow when it comes to your church’s missions leaders. And as Paul did, let them know you appreciate them.

7 New Year’s Resolutions for Missions Leaders

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It’s that time of year again when we look ahead and begin to imagine all the possibilities of a new year. We set goals and create action steps in the hopes we will be able to accomplish big things. We also set resolutions that will help us improve our lives.

8 Lessons in Communication

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I’ve served on state WMU staffs for more than 36 years, and I’ve learned some lessons about communication through the years.

 

Global Hunger Relief: One Association’s Story

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“Words can never thank you enough for reminding me that God loves me and has great plans for me. You see, I was homeless, living in the woods with no food, no hope, and freezing cold in the winter.” These words of testimony were written to Operation Care last year in a 4-page letter of thanks for this ministry.

A Healthy Leader Tends to Balance Each Day

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Father, I had a letter from my friend today. It was so full of pain, Lord. I wanted to run to her and FIX IT. I wanted to DO SOMETHING! But those actions would only say doing and fixing are the answer, when You are the answer. So, Lord, instead I pray.

A Healthy Leader Needs Christian Community

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The labor of childbirth began in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. I didn’t have to race to the clinic, but I wouldn’t be teaching the children at church that morning. My husband called the Bolivian pastor to tell him we wouldn’t be at church.

A Healthy Leader’s Bible Study Goes Deep

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It didn’t take long telling Bible stories in South Asia to find out that Jesus’ healing of a bleeding woman (Mark 5:24–34) was the favorite story of many women.

A Healthy Leader’s Prayer Life Starts with Humility

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Everywhere they went, Maria and Jessica prayed. I had partnered with these 2 young Brazilian women for church planting in Bolivia. When getting in the car, these women stopped to pray. When making visits, they prayed. If someone was sick, Maria and Jessica’s first inclination was to pray.

State Missions Coffeehouse

One of our church’s most successful state missions events was the Applause! Coffeehouse. To celebrate what God is doing in our state and promote the state missions offering, the fellowship hall was transformed into a coffeehouse, complete with casual seating and subdued lighting.

Monthly Ideas to Involve Church Members in Missions

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There is good news about sharing the good news! Even if your church is without churchwide WMU or WMU missions organizations, your members can be involved in missions. Check out these monthly ideas for missions and get ready to impact those around you:
 

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