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National Acteens Panelists featured during WMU Missions Celebration

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – Five Acteens from four states have been selected by WMU as national Acteens Panelists and will be featured during the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 9-10, in Birmingham, Ala.

The Flying Mission Friend

I met Andrew at a retirement for a friend. Andrew is a grown-up Mission Friend who was also involved in Children in Action and Youth on Mission and served on multiple missions trips. As a freshman in high school, he was asked to teach Mission Friends at his church.

Discipleship: Nurture, Don't Abandon, New Christians

women reading Bible together outdoors

While on a family outing in a park, a friend of mine heard a cry coming from a cardboard box. In the box was an abandoned newborn girl. My friend’s family took her home and eventually adopted her. We read this and think, “How sad! How could someone abandon a newborn?”

Keep your focus, never lose sight

women with hands in the air

Life is not always a bowl of cherries; sometimes it is the pits! This was a phrase a friend of mine posted on Facebook. When I first read it I chuckled, but there are times in our lives that seem like the pits . . . maybe times when we’ve taken our eyes off Jesus . . .

Others in the World

children of the world

“You mean they don’t have a church to go to?” One of our preschoolers asked this question as we talked about the special workers during the recent Mission Friends unit on North Africa and the Middle East.

Internationals Flock to America: Who Is in Your Backyard?

international group of happy, smiling men and women over American flag background

A large oak tree in my backyard serves as the host tree for an entire “nation” of birds. They come in pairs; they come alone. They come seasonally; they remain for months. They are large and small, beautiful and simple. Their colors are brilliant: red, blue, brown, black, orange, and yellow. They come and they go. Their attraction undoubtedly is the bird feeder my husband faithfully fills. Some eat directly from it; others feed on the seed scattered from the populated feeder.

Watching this convention of birds from my back porch, I thought of the visits, short and long, of internationals in America. Obviously, all analogies fall short at some point, yet I could not help but recognize similarities.

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.

Missions Camp: A Lasting Impact

Nearly 15 years ago, I stepped into a place that would soon become one of my favorite places on the planet. There were no TVs or cell phones—just the excitement of young girls ready for an amazing week. This place I have come to love is the girls’ missions camp in Farmington, Maine.

WMU of Virginia streetwalking ministry offers light in darkness of Richmond prostitution zone

Pat Eggleston

RICHMOND, Va.—This isn’t your typical WMU ministry project. A small group of volunteers gathers two nights a month in south Richmond, Va., to walk a mile-long strip of the city and minister to prostitutes and others they cross paths with along the way.

Simple Ways to Add Missions to What You’re Already Doing

Students walking doing missions

Teaching students about missions is important. No, it is more than important, it is vital. Vital to a world full of people who don’t know Jesus.

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