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Focus on WMU 2017

Focus on WMU, February 13–19, is the perfect time to introduce or reintroduce your church members to what WMU is and how they can get radically involved in God’s mission.

WMU is holistic discipleship. From preschoolers to adults, we provide relevant resources to learn about and pray for missions, as well as opportunities to apply knowledge and passion through giving, serving, and supporting missions.


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WMU promotes missional living through our organizations:

Global Hunger Relief

One in seven people in the U.S. access food banks to help meet their needs. (Hunger in America 2014)

One out of six children—roughly 100 million—in developing countries is underweight. (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015)

Read more staggering statistics related to domestic and international hunger needs and mobilize your church to take action. 


Click here for global hunger ideas you, your family, and your church can use and check out these additional resources:

Pure Water, Pure Love

Pure Water, Pure Love logo

For many people in the world, walking miles while carrying heavy jugs of water in order to make sure they have clean water is a daily reality. Many missionaries constantly run the risk of contracting a disease or parasite from the water in the countries they are in. This is where Pure Water, Pure Love takes action.

The primary goal of PWPL is to provide missionaries with water filters and the people they serve with wells that offer clean water, free from disease-causing microorganisms. With the help of hundreds of churches, PWPL provides thousands of water filters to missionary families and helps fund clean water projects.

Show your support to missions

Be an active part of missions work all over the world when you give to the Lottie Mon Christmas offering and Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. 



Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Purpose: In 1918, Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after the woman, Lottie Moon, who had urged them to start it.

Why this strange indifferences to missions? Why these scant contributions? Why does money fail to be forthcoming when approved men and women are asking to be sent to proclaim the ‘unsearchable riches of Christ’ to the heathen? — Lottie Moon, October 3, 1887, Pingtu

Missionary Housing Lists

Navidad en Agosto

¿Qué es Navidad en Agosto?

Navidad en Agosto es una manera en que los grupos misioneros o toda la iglesia les envían regalos a los misioneros norteamericanos para ayudarles en su trabajo.

La Junta de Misiones Norteamericanas (NAMB, por sus siglas en inglés) envía a los equipos editoriales de la WMU (UFM) una lista de misioneros que pueden participar. Los equipos entonces les piden a los misioneros una lista de cosas que ellos puedan usar en la obra. Se publican las listas en varias revistas de la WMU como también en los sitios de Internet. Los grupos misioneros escogen a un misionero (o más de uno), animan a que toda la iglesia participe, colectan los artículos y los envían al misionero. ¡Es fácil y eficaz!

World Water Day: Pure Water, Pure Love

How many times have you used water today? Did you stop and wonder if the water was clean? Most likely you use water more times in a day than you realize and you are blessed with not having to wonder whether the water you are drinking is safe and clean. However, this is not the case in many places around the world. Did you know that more than 663 million people lack access to clean water? The need for clean water access is great as the lack of clean water leads to numerous water-related diseases. Consider the following:

PWPL FAQs

What is Pure Water, Pure Love?

The primary goal of this ministry is to provide missionaries with water filters that supply their families with clean water—free from disease-causing microorganisms. An extension of this ministry seeks to provide clean water for the people the missionaries serve as well. PWPL works with churches, Christian organizations, and missionaries to provide clean drinking water through well drilling or water purification systems.

How much do filters and well projects cost?

The cost of water filters ranges from a $50 personal water bottle to a $250 home unit. The initial cost is usually $400–$500 for a missionary family. This provides the family with a home unit, travel-sized filters, and replacements filters.

The cost of well projects is determined by the location and its needs. Well projects in the past have cost anywhere from $2,000 to $15,000.

What kinds of filters are given to the missionaries?

Thousands Helped in Haiti

Ten thousand people, farmland, animals, missions, schools: all of these have been positively affected by just one Pure Water, Pure LoveSM project in the Haitian city of Gonaives. In a country ravaged by natural disasters, deforestation, and poverty, thousands now have access to clean, safe water, and it’s changing lives.

Project Idea: Luau

Luau raising money for Pure Water Pure Love

Aloha! Spread awareness about PWPL by hosting a luau at your church! Giant leis, funny games, and delicious food are a great way to get everyone in your church involved in this ministry.

This project idea involves an emphasis period where church members collect pocket change (and folded money, of course). At the end of this period, the church hosts a luau where church members bring their donations and celebrate how God has graciously multiplied their resources to help provide clean water for missionaries and villages around the world.

Here’s what your church can do:

Decide on a date for the luau as well as the emphasis period. It could be a weeklong emphasis or an entire quarter. An example period could be beginning the emphasis in May and having the luau at the end of the summer.

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