Leaders

Cross-Cultural Missions: Just Be There and Love

smiling young woman listens to female friend

“She can speak a little English. Just speak really slowly.” With that, my friend left the room.

And there I was, staring at her beautiful friend, her dark eyes nervous in her olive face. I smiled. We swapped what words we could. We hit a lull. And then something unexpected happened.

Be Amazed. Be Prepared. Be a Missions Leader.

young woman leading team during a meeting

Before Missions Leader: WMU Planning Guide 2019–20 went to press, a prepublication review copy was emailed to several people.

Ramadan: As Muslims Fast, You Pray Unceasingly

Prophet Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia

She always had an answer to my questions. Fatima*, with the dark eyes and sweet smile, who lived in the small house next to my apartment in South Asia; Fatima, a Muslim, who would always have an answer to the questions I asked her about her religion.

You’re a Leader! Now What?

smiling woman in glasses leading team meeting

Have you ever had someone say, “Well, now that you’re the leader, what do you want us to do?” Maybe it was a surprise and you found yourself wondering, How did this happen?

Doing More Together through the CP

Offering plate with open Bible

Call me an overgrown toddler. I still like to think, “I can do it myself!” even though I know I can’t. Jesus said so. See John 15:4 about the vine and the branches.

Missions Camp: More Than Just a Week of Fun

happy kids singing songs around a campfire

I remember that summer as if it were yesterday. It was the first year our GA group had the opportunity to attend camp. We were so excited to get to spend a week with GAs from all over south Texas. It was going to be great!

Alma Hunt: Committed to WMU’s People and Purpose

Alma Hunt portrait

In 1948, WMU was in a season of transition. Coming off the heels of the Great Depression and World War II, WMU was miraculously unscathed—but it was exhausted. When the beloved Kathleen Mallory decided to retired as executive director, the search for a new leader began.

Fannie Heck: “The Predominate Personality in the Life of WMU”

Fannie Heck portrait

Fannie Heck was born in 1862 in Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina with a mother who was passionate about missions, and from an early age, Fannie shared her zeal. Fannie felt a particularly deep concern for the poor, which developed into a passion for social work as she grew.

Ann Judson: The First Female Missionary from America

Ann Hasseltine Judson illustration

As we celebrate notable women during Women’s History Month, we are reminded each of these women was once a teenage girl. For many people, the teenage years are instrumental in shaping the course of their adult life. Ann Hasseltine, who later became Ann Judson, was no exception.

Delegation Is a Completed Project

delegation concept with self-stick removable notes

“Let it go, let it go / Can’t hold it back anymore / Let it go, let it go / Turn away and slam the door! . . . Here I stand and here I’ll stay.”1 These words to a popular song in the 2013 animated movie Frozen speak to us as leaders.

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