5 Reasons Why I Am a GA Leader

Ocean View Baptist Church GA
  1. I prayed: Please provide a new GA leader to provide missions education for our girls. The answer was: You do it. I became a Girls in Action® leader then, and I am a still a leader now, because You do it still echoes in my head and my heart.
  2. Jesus said  “Let the children come to me... ” in Mark 10:14. GA® is the best way to “let the children come to Him”—to hear His love for the world and His desire for all to believe in Him. GA takes girls outside the church to recognize physical and spiritual needs and to do missions that shows the love of Jesus and tells the gospel story.
  3. Through GA JourneyTM, girls created missionary prayer cubes. Suggestions were made for prayer needs to be written on each side. Following safety and health prayer suggestions, one GA announced praying for lost people to be saved is the most important prayer need. They get it!
  4. GAs will grow up to be missional. Developing a biblical world view begins in the early years. A biblical world view is incomplete without a missions component. My former GA—sweet, quiet shy Jenny—is an accountant who volunteers her accountant skills for a local missions initiative. She lives a missions lifestyle.
  5. And, because several times a year I read a familiar name of a former GA on the prayer calendar. I thank God that each not only learned about missions but also that their hearts were attuned to hear God’s mission call.


Debby Akerman, former national WMU® president, is the GA leader at Ocean View Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Back to Top