Sandy's Blog


A Sign for the Times

Sandy Wisdom-Martin with multiuse handheld sign

Do not judge. I am well aware I have lived in Birmingham for nearly 4 years and numerous boxes in the barn are yet to be unpacked. Several of my events were canceled this spring because of the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis. I found myself with a free Saturday, and the guilt of an overwhelming task too long-delayed won out. Most of the once cherished treasures landed in the giveaway stack. When I saw the sensory box and the multiuse handheld sign, my eyes lit up.

5 Practical Ways You Can Impact Your Community in the Midst of COVID-19

Leaders are making tough decisions in light of COVID-19 that can have significant ramifications for large numbers of people. As committed Christ followers, we can use our influence to make a positive impact on the kingdom during this crisis.

Modern-Day Annie

Trent and Elizabeth DeLoach

NAMB missionary Trent DeLoach considers his wife, Elizabeth, to be a modern-day Annie Armstrong. God used her to open Trent’s eyes to the unreached peoples of North America.

Touching the Future

preschoolers in a classroom

She invited us to close our eyes and imagine a beautiful little boy with curly blond hair and big blue eyes named Jason. I was immediately hooked and wanted to know more. Robin invited us into her story and her life.

God is working through WMU ministries

National Correspondents

Friday evening, I had the opportunity to visit in the home of our national correspondents, Trennis and Pam Henderson. Currently their home is parked in Lewisville, Texas. In 2018, they retired early and sold their 2,300 square home and moved into a 200 square feet RV.

A Season of Hope

God’s call for me to serve at national WMU was clear and compelling. To deny His will would be to intentionally engage in disobedience. My concern throughout the process was for my family. I prayed for confirmation.

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.

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