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  • On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    August 10 2018 by Caleb Yarbrough, Arkansas Baptist News | with 0 comments
    On the road for missions: Hendersons share WMU story

    The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam Henderson gave a tour of their new home. Outfitted with all the modern comforts and conveniences expected in a 21st century home – if not in somewhat smaller proportions – the Hendersons’ new home is a 24-foot-long Winnebago RV. 

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  • GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    August 2 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    GenSend helps students venture to the mission field

    College-age students are moving to urban areas across North America in search of opportunity. For one group, however, the opportunity they seek is not economic but spiritual. Students who participate in Send Relief’s GenSend program want to further the cause of Christ in areas where the gospel has not taken root.

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  • Missionaries you should know: George Liele

    July 2 2018 by Lesley Hildreth, IMB | with 0 comments
    Missionaries you should know: George Liele

    One of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions is a freed Georgia slave named George Liele. Even though William Carey may be called the father of the modern missionary movement, George Liele left America and planted the gospel in Jamaica a full 10 years before Carey left England.

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  • God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    June 12 2018 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    More than 400 people gathered for the opening sessions of the 2018 Woman’s Missionary Union Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration on June 10 in Dallas. The 2018 theme for WMU is “Unshakable Pursuit.” The first session, themed “The Unshakable Pursuit of Fun,” was held in a casual ranch-style events center and included a barbecue dinner.

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  • Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    May 21 2018 by Ouachita Baptist University & WMU staff | with 0 comments
    Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new ministry role with national Woman’s Missionary Union as WMU’s national correspondent. His wife Pam will be involved in related administrative and production services in the WMU initiative, which begins Aug. 1.

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  • WMU explores ‘defining moments’ at Missions Celebration

    April 25 2017 by Julie Walters, WMU | with 0 comments
    WMU explores ‘defining moments’ at Missions Celebration

    Those who attend will be encouraged to identify defining moments that affect and inspire their missional journey during the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting, June 11-12, in Phoenix. Defining Moments will be a consistent theme of featured missionary speakers.

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  • WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    April 18 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    WMU-NC reaches out ‘By Any Means’

    Being raised in the church, Ruth Ripken decided at age 8 that she would be a missionary when she grew up. At age 12, she presented a term paper about going to Africa and began writing an annual letter to the International Mission Board about her desire and availability to go.

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  • Acteens choose two North Carolinians for national panel

    April 4 2017 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Acteens choose two North Carolinians for national panel

    Woman’s Missionary Union chose two North Carolina teenagers to be part of its National Acteens Panel. Layne Harrison and Sierra Lee, both with ties to University Hills Baptist Church in Charlotte, will represent the state on the panel along with two Alabama teenagers.

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  • Students to receive WMU aid after tornado

    January 31 2017 by Janis Ezell, WMU | with 0 comments
    Students to receive WMU aid after tornado

    Children of missionaries (MKs) and international students attending tornado-ravaged William Carey University in Mississippi are being assisted by a $5,000 grant from national Woman’s Missionary Union and the WMU Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase gift cards for the MKs as well as international students affected by the tornado’s devastation.

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  • WMU-NC leader highlights purposes

    December 13 2016 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    WMU-NC leader highlights purposes

    Ladies involved in Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina raise funds for missions, pray and provide mission education for all ages, Amy Pardue Boone said to the messengers of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina in Greensboro in her report. Boone focused on heroes of the faith during her report.

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  • U.S. missionary kidnapped in Niger

    October 26 2016 by Onize Ohikere, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    U.S. missionary kidnapped in Niger

    Gunmen kidnapped an American missionary from his home in central Niger and killed two other people. The incident is the first reported kidnapping of an American in the region. The attackers stormed into Jeffery Woodke’s home in the town of Abalak, killing his guard and housekeeper, Niger’s interior ministry said.

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  • Unknown entrepreneur was missions pioneer

    September 14 2016 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Unknown entrepreneur was missions pioneer

    The modern missions movement owes much to an unknown entrepreneur, Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend, who overcame social constrictions in the antebellum south to rally women toward missions giving. Her journey unfolds in the form of a novel, Her Way: The Remarkable Story of Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend by Rosalie Hall Hunt.

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  • Wholeness, healing for women goal of drama ministry

    August 19 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Wholeness, healing for women goal of drama ministry

    A ministry leader receives a troubling diagnosis. A preteen is abused by a grown man her mother had introduced as an uncle. These female characters expressing pain are among more than 20 personalities presented in original monologues of Morgan Avery McCoy. McCoy offers the love of Christ as the answer to challenges women face.

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  • Lee honored for 20 years leading Woman’s Missionary Union

    June 14 2016 by Julie Walters, Woman’s Misssionary Union | with 0 comments
    Lee honored for 20 years leading Woman’s Missionary Union

    Approximately 150 Southern Baptist leaders, family members and friends from across the country gathered in St. Louis on June 11 to honor Wanda Lee and her leadership of national Woman’s Missionary Union over the past 20 years - 16 as executive director and four as president.

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  • African American church embraces Hispanic neighbors

    April 8 2016 by Megan Sweas, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    African American church embraces Hispanic neighbors

    St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, a 4,000-member church with a 51-year history, has seen their city’s demographics change dramatically. Years ago, the neighborhood surrounding St. Stephen was primarily African American. Latino residents now account for 85 percent of the city’s population. They want to remain relevant and reach their transitioning neighborhoods.

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