Seeing the World Around Us

When my husband first became a pastor, we attended a language ministries conference. I was overwhelmed with the love I witnessed
among the people in that meeting. Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15 NIV). God had sent the world to our doorstep, and to every nation He had given special people to love them and minister to them here in the United States.

Today we are automatically positioned to see the world around us—at grocery stores, medical offices, restaurants, the post office, theaters, and schools. Do you see them—those new to the country, struggling with the language, trying to fit into a foreign culture? They say loneliness is one of their biggest problems. They are waiting and watching for a friendly face that cares about them as a person.

Radio, television, and the Internet bring this world and its problems right into our homes. As WMU women, we are afforded limitless opportunities to learn about the world we live in and how we can affect change. Among the many topics WMU makes us aware of are: human trafficking, PTSD, migrant labor, literacy, restorative justice, missions trips, missionaries, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Christian Men’s Job Corps, and multi-cultural WMU.

Ann Knowles lives in Wilmington, North Carolina. Just like you, she grieves for loved ones and friends who are lost, and she will never give up until they know the Savior.





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