WMU Monthly News from Betsy Ross
Missions: It’s not just a project; it’s a way of life.
Baptist churches come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large with a full time staff while others have bi-vocational leaders. Some have traditional worship services, while others use blended or contemporary worship styles and music. What binds us all together is our belief in Jesus Christ and the Great Commission!
Just as churches are different, so are the women’s groups. We are small, large, different ages, have different names and different mission projects. All striving to use our gifts and skills to promote missions and develop a missions lifestyle with the ultimate goal of spreading the Gospel and meeting the needs of hurting people.
One of the objectives of the Associational Women’s Missionary Union is to “Provide and Participate in Associational Missions Activities and Projects”. By providing information on various mission projects, you as churches, women’s groups or individuals have additional opportunities to serve in the direction the Holy Spirit leads you.
A few examples of opportunities through the association are:
Heart to Heart-Union County Christian Women’s Job Corps
“Providing a Christian context in which women in need are equipped for life and employment; and a missions context in which women help women.”
Collection of hygiene kits to be distributed to local agencies
Items to be included in a gallon zip lock plastic bag:
Wash cloth w/bar of soap (small size)
Deodorant – 2.8 oz or smaller (brand that can be used by male or female)
Toothbrush (individually wrapped), toothpaste (3 to 4 oz size)
Shampoo (small size)
Chapstick and Comb
Collection week for hygiene kits: November 27-December 6, 2017
Ministering to those in need during a time of crisis.
Collection of items for the Red Box ministry in women’s prisons
An outreach of love in Jesus’ name to incarcerated women.
The Donna Pitman Toy Store
Delivering the Gospel message and helping parents in need with Christmas shopping for their children.
We’d also like to share ideas and highlight missions projects from the different women’s groups.
Sisters on Mission from Sandy Ridge Baptist sponsored “Christmas in August” this year. They partnered with NAMB Missionary Samuel Rodriquez who is a church planting catalyst. He and his family are helping plant over twenty new churches among several language groups in New Jersey. This gives them the opportunity to minister to over 500 children. The Sisters on Mission collected Bible books, toys including dolls from Dolls on Mission and other items to help with this ministry. They also accepted monetary donations and purchased requested items. In a letter from Samuel Rodriguez: “What a blessing to know about partners like Sandy Ridge. God is good!”
Are we looking for ways to spread the Gospel “By All Means?” Let us know if your group has an idea to share.
In His Service,
Betsy Ross, UBA WMU Director