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Helping Vulnerable Children

happy small girl sitting on floor holding hand of foster mom

The caller said, “Come to Little Rock tomorrow. We have a baby for you.

There Went My Missionary Nickel

75 Million Campaign flyer

It was inevitable. I entered our library and archives intent on one specific search. Hours later I emerged from the historical playground and wandered back to my desk, oblivious to tasks left undone in the interim.

A Case for Planning

There is a great deal of buzz these days about promoting growth through casual connections. You’ll hear things like, “We don’t want to plan. We just want things to happen naturally.” There is value in ground swelling and grassroots efforts. After all, WMU was born out of such.

Biblically Rooted

Years ago, friends serving with the IMB had little access to Bibles in the heart language and no access to discipleship materials in their assigned country. They adopted a strategy to lead people to study God’s Word by simply copying it.

I Am a Child of God

One of the joys of traveling to events in different states is meeting new people and hearing their stories. I met a gentleman who sojourns in Richmond. I call it his temporary place, because the world has been his home.

Strong Foundations

Kinzua Bridge Editorial credit: J. Michael Jones / Shutterstock.com

I was recently asked to prepare a presentation entitled, “WMU Provides a Missional Foundation.” I know the importance of building on a solid footing.

The Flying Mission Friend

I met Andrew at a retirement for a friend. Andrew is a grown-up Mission Friend who was also involved in Children in Action and Youth on Mission and served on multiple missions trips. As a freshman in high school, he was asked to teach Mission Friends at his church.

The Power of Words

We celebrate Fannie E. S. Heck as the most quoted WMU leader of all time. Her most famous writing was from her deathbed in 1915.

A Divine Encounter

Everyone agrees he was the nicest man. He was kind and gentle and humble. He never raised his voice toward his children or anyone else. His family moved from the dust bowl in Oklahoma to Colorado when he was a child.

Everyone has Worth

fair-trade artisans and missions

Last week I went on a personal missions trip to Peru to see a well being installed funded in part by a Pure Water, Pure Love grant. The drill had success at the 80-foot mark.

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