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2017 WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting

Defining Moments

In times of reflection, they come to mind . . .  those defining moments when you sensed God at work in your life. A decision, a marriage, a birth or death . . . in good times and challenging ones, God is conforming us to the image of Christ. Hear from missionaries and others as they share of God’s faithfulness and consider your own defining moments that have uniquely equipped you to serve others and share Christ.


Save the date for an amazing celebration of what God is doing around the world through missions! Come early to the SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix and join us for the WMU Missions Celebration!

 

Dates:

June 11–12, 2017

 

Location:

Renaissance Phoenix Hotel 

50 East Adams Street

Phoenix, Arizona

What's in store:

Project HELP

Through an initiative called Project HELP, WMU identifies a social and moral issue and ties in national projects that help lead the church to address it.

Since the launch of Project HELP in 1994-1995, WMU has focused on a variety of universal problems over the years ranging from hunger and poverty to HIV/AIDS and racial injustice. With each issue, we seek to raise the level of awareness and provide practical approaches anyone can implement to open the door for meeting needs and sharing the gospel.


2014 - 2018
Project HELP: PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone—veterans, first responders, victims of violence, natural disaster survivors, and others. 

One of the most healing resources for someone who suffers from PTSD is community, and being in community is one of the core functions of the body of Christ. Discover how you and your church can walk alongside them.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosable mental disorder as classified by the DSM-V.  Some key facts about PTSD include the following:

BNF: Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Baptist Nursing Fellowship and how you can be a part of it.

Do I have to be a female nurse to be a part of WMU’s Baptist Nursing Fellowship?
All genders are invited to be a part of this ministry. Also, all health-care professionals, not just nurses, are welcomed.

How can I receive a scholarship from BNF?
BNF has four different funds to help support the education and ministries of BNF nurses nationally and globally. Click here for more information about these scholarships and the grant application.

What kind of special training opportunities does BNF offer?
Members can receive continuing education units at the BNF Annual Meeting. BNF hopes to begin offering online CEUs in the near future.

What kinds of mission trips does BNF sponsor?
BNF offers opportunities for nurses to use their skills nationally and globally. 

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Lottie Moon

 Lottie Moon by Louise Barbour

Lottie Moon was born in Virginia on December 12, 1840. She was named Charlotte Digges Moon, but everyone called her "Lottie." She grew to be a cultured and educated woman. In 1873, she obeyed God's call to go to China to share the gospel.

Lottie spent most of her years in Tengchow and P'ingtu, China. She wore Chinese clothes and lived like the Chinese people. The Chinese people respected Lottie. Her missions work won many Chinese to Christ.

Lottie loved the Chinese people. She often made personal sacrifices to help the Chinese. When there was not enough food for the people, Lottie gave away her food. She ate so little that she suffered from malnutrition. She was very sick. A missionary nurse was bringing her home to the US to see a doctor. But Lottie died on board a ship in the harbor at Kobe, Japan. She died on December 24, 1912. She was 72 years old.

Annie Armstrong

 Annie Armstrong by Louise Barbour

Annie Walker Armstrong was the first corresponding secretary (executive director) of Woman's Missionary Union. She was born on July 11, 1850, in Baltimore, Maryland. Her family was very active in Baptist life. Annie went with her mother to the missionary meetings of Woman's Mission to Woman. There she learned how important it is to give to and pray for missions. She developed a heart for missions. Annie worked with Indians, immigrants, Blacks, and children. In 1882, Annie helped organize the Woman's Baptist Home Mission Society of Maryland. She was the first president of the society.

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Annie Armstrong Offering

When you think about the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, think about Matthew 9:36–38.

When he saw the crowds, he felt deep concern for them. They were treated badly and were helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is huge. But there are only a few workers. So ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest field” (Matthew 9:36–38 NIrV).

In 1895, the estimated population of the United States was 68.9 million. It was in that year that a special offering was first collected for missions work in North America. In today’s way of looking at things, the offering probably seems small, only about $5,000. But when you measure the value of the dollar in 1895 compared to the value of the dollar as recently as 2009, that $5,000 would equal approximately $4.52 million (based on the relative share of GDP).1

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Missions Trips

Missions trips are such a wonderful way to strengthen your group and allow members to exercise their faith. Consider defining a missions trip this way—“A useful tool to use your time for His Glory.” That is what WMU is doing with missions trips; we’re being a tool in the Master’s hand. Have you ever stopped and thought about how you spend your time and how those in your group spend their time? How we spend our time is really a reflection of the condition of our heart. Serving God through the use of our time shows what our priorities really are.

Each year, WMU offers prepackaged domestic and international missions trips. Exciting opportunities await you and your family (children age 6 and up) through Familyfest, and adults of all ages enjoy serving through Missionsfest and International Initiatives.

Interested? Here’s more!

2017 Missions Trips
Mark your calendars and share these dates with your friends.  

Develop: WMU Leadership Training

Develop is WMU’s 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. Go directly to our learning portal to get started on a Develop training course.

Develop courses are designed to:

  • Prepare you, the leader, with quality training for age-appropriate missions education.
  • Help you contribute to growth and effectiveness in your church, association, and state.
  • Equip you with cost-effective, easy-to-access, educationally sound courses that are available online 24/7 . . . available whenever you are!

Courses available as of February 2017 include:

Preschool:

Church Year Calendar

February 2017

March 2017

  • Week of Prayer and Mission Study for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (March 5–12)
  • Observance of Week of Prayer for North American Missions, National WMU, Birmingham, Alabama (March 9)
  • Church Planting Emphasis Sunday (March 19)

April 2017

May 2017

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