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Joy Bolton, retiring Kentucky WMU executive director, learned passion for missions “at my dining room table”

Joy Bolton fell in love with missions early in life. Recalling that “my mother and dad were passionate about missions,” she noted, “I often say I learned missions at my dining room table.”

Families on Mission: Providing Socks and Gloves to a Local Shelter

On cold days, warm hands and feet surely do feel good! Among the things we take for granted are a drawer full of clean socks and a pair of gloves in our jacket pockets. Have you ever been without these? I don't think I have.

Update from Derrick and Barbara Pennon and Refugee Work

Bibles for Refugees

Derrick and Barbara Pennon report that refugee believers they have trained are reaching new refugees as they arrive at entry points in their country. Sometimes entire families are becoming believers. "God is at work among the refugees in these islands!"

Getting to Know Lottie

Let’s face it. You know who Lottie Moon is. You know what the offering is all about. You know why it is important to pray for our missionaries. But, you’re reading this because you want other people to have the same urgency about these things as you.

Giving to Missions

giving to missions

As the time for giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering  is on my mind, I have been thinking about how we teach preschoolers about giving to missions. In this world of online banking, direct deposit, debit and credit cards, how do we begin teaching preschoolers about financial giving?

Lottie Moon: All in for Christ

Lottie Moon, circa 1870

This time of year is full of rich traditions. Many of us have traditions that are always significant parts of our celebrations, traditions that are meaningful and that we look forward to each holiday season.

Working with Refugees, Stage 2 Continued: Set Goals and Objectives for Your Ministry

Goals and objectives written on colored sticky notes on cork board background

If you are organizing a faith-based ministry to help refugees, then you have written your mission statement following God’s leadership. Now depend on Him to help you identify the goals and objectives for this ministry.

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Why I Lead GA

I belonged to a GA group of 1, way back when. In those days, GA began at age 9, and we had just returned to central China, where Mom and Dad were missionaries.

Prayer: A Different Question to Consider for Leadership

woman's group Bible study praying and discussing Scripture

“Lord, I confess my prayer life doesn’t feel very mature,” I prayed. It wasn’t as if I lacked things to pray about or occasions to praise God. In that season, a genuine desire for increased spiritual maturity prompted me to evaluate my private prayer life.

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