WMU ‘very best friend in missions’
    November 19 2010 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor

    When 10-year-old Nancy got a new neighbor she asked her Girls in Action (GA) leader if she could bring her new friend.

    Through contact with GA, little Megan became a Christian.

    “I have other friends who don’t know Jesus,” Megan said. “Can I ask them to GA?”

    GA is just one way the Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) teaches about missions, supports missions, and gets involved in missions.

    “Our desire is to work together, with you,” said Ruby Fulbright, executive director.

    BR photo by Dianna L. Cagle

    Ruby Fulbright shares about Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina Nov. 11 in a report to messengers of the Baptist State Convention annual meeting.

    WMU-NC is made up of preschoolers, children, youth and adults, “not just little old, gray-haired ladies,” Fulbright said.

    Volunteers and staff spent October packaging Lottie Moon Christmas Offering packets for churches who need materials.

    Fulbright spoke of the consistent, fervent prayer warriors within WMU-NC.

    “We are involved with our hands, with our feet and with our voice,” she said.

    She mentioned specific ministries, including WMU sponsored mission trips — Lebanon, New York, Raleigh, Alaska and Hawaii — and women’s build for Habitat for Humanity. Over the years WMU has cared about hunger, literacy, AIDS, child advocacy and poverty.

    Fulbright went on the first poverty training where she was homeless for 30 hours, sleeping on a picnic table.

    This fall the focus turned to human exploitation.

    North Carolina ranks No. 4 in the exploitation of human beings especially sex trafficking, said Fulbright.

    “We must put action to our belief that we and all the world belong to God,” she said. In 2009, WMU-NC grew by 9,000 members.

    On Jan. 8, 2011, the organization celebrates 125 years of missions and ministry.

    “Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina can be your very best friend when it comes to missions,” Fulbright said. “Call on us. We’re here to help.”
    11/19/2010 5:16:00 AM by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor | with 3 comments

Gene Scarborough
Just words from my heart with tears in my eyes over how much WMU had really done--over just talking--to make us one of the most mission-minded Christian groups on this earth!
11/22/2010 8:11:16 AM

Barbara Swayngham
God bless Mr. Scarborough- I have never heard words that are truer than these he has shared. I will soon be 78 years old and have been in WMu since I was a 9 year old GA- Have been and am WMU Director and the pastor is always my best friend, especially if he is a missions minded one.Where would missions be if it were not for the WMU ladies who are so faithful. To GOd be the Glory-
11/21/2010 7:09:16 PM

Gene Scarborough

As the son of a mother who graduated from Carver School of Missions / took the RA's when no man would take us / lived a quiet and mission-supporting lifetime to her current age 93, I want to thank you for what women have done.

They were at the foot of the cross when men were hiding. They had to courage to go to the empty tomb on the 3rd day. They poured it into the beginnings of the SBC = pastors were fighting over who was right or wrong / women were praying and knitting to raise money for a Home and Foreign Mission Offering.

Thanks to dedicated spirit-filled women I enjoyed my upbringing in my home and my years of ministry in mission-minded Baptist Churches. Further, I never had the first problem with the WMU President. We were both too busy doing real ministry over fussing as to "who was in charge these days!"
11/20/2010 6:41:54 AM

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