WMU missions for life

Join the Ladies Mission Prayer Group as we learn about current missionary work at home and internationally. Missionaries depend on the power of prayer every day.  The group also actively supports local missions thru various activities. 

The third Monday of each month we come together at 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Please join us at our next meeting. You will be warmly welcomed.

 

CHARLOTTE DIGGS ‘LOTTIE’ MOON

'Lottie Moon' is a name spoken frequently at Christmas time. Who is she? Why always heard during Christmas?Lottie Moon

Going back - Lottie was born in Albemarle county, Virginia December 12, 1840. She was born into a well-to-do family and well educated. Lottie followed her strong calling to become a missionary to China and traveled there by boat in 1873. In those days it was a constant struggle for missionaries to survive wherever they served. Poverty was extreme in china, Lottie spent ALL of her money to help starving people. The Foreign Mission Board (renamed International Mission Board) received numerous pleas from Lottie for financial support and more missionaries to be sent. In 1912 Lottie died of starvation on a boat in Japan en-route to the United States.

The annual Christmas offering for foreign (International) missionaries was named for Lottie moon at the suggestion of Annie Armstrong in 1918.

HIS HEART    HIS HANDS    HIS VOICE

Open your heart to reflect HIS HEART.

 

ANNIE ARMSTRONG

Annie Walker ArmstrongAnnie Arstrong 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 and though Annie attended the church of her family, Eutaw Place Baptist in Baltimore, she wasn't drawn to becoming a Christian readily. Annie knew that by taking that step, she would be somewhat restricted in taking part in many of the new and exciting activities for a young lady to discover. However, with gentleness and guidance given in her Christian home, the influence of her mother's pastor, and the presence of the Holy Spirit, Annie responded and began to serve God. Teaching children in Sunday School, song leader, and active participant in a women's prayer group began her 'push forward' attitude.

Annie attended the missionary meetings of Woman's Mission to Woman with her mother. 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.

There was no organization to bringing states together to consolidate efforts in the support of missionaries serving in the states. On May 14, 1888, women from 12 states met in Richmond, Virginia. They formed the Executive Committee of Woman's Mission Societies, Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. In 1888, Annie Armstrong was elected corresponding secretary. Today that position is known as executive director. In 1890 the group became Woman's Missionary Union. Annie Armstrong served WMU until 1906. She did not accept a salary for her work. In 1934 the offering for the Home Mission Board was renamed the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for Home Missions. Annie Armstrong died on December 20, 1938. Woman's Missionary Union was 50 years old.

There is much more to the story but this was the commencement of drawing Baptist churches together to provide united support to people choosing to follow God's calling to become missionaries. Through the Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missionaries, we are privileged to continue filling the need.

DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES

 

“MEANT TO BE” PREGNANCY CENTER

The new Meant To Be Pregnancy Center opening has been delayed due to health problems of the founder/coordinator Tammy Shockley.

Although not officially open, the Center’s volunteers have been able to fill some of the needs they were notified of.

The baby gifts those of you purchased/donated were delivered to Tammy and received with much appreciation!

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS LOCAL MISSION OUTREACH.


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