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WMU Trips: Renae's Story

More Than Just a Week:  Renae's Story
by Emily Killen

The New York City metro area is home to a population of more than 22 million people, of whom many are foreign born, making the city an international access point for missionaries without ever leaving American soil. As a believer who had served on missions trips and worked hard to raise money to go overseas to share the gospel, Renae Williford saw the myMISSION trip to NYC as an incredible opportunity, no passport required. In May 2015, Renae left her family in North Carolina to serve with 31 other women taking part in the myMISSION trip alongside missionaries and ministries in NYC.

If the Shoe Fits

Have you ever considered using shoes to help your friends discover their niche in missions by finding “what fits” their interests, lifestyles, and abilities?

God intends for each of us to find a place of service. Plan a gathering that focuses on learning about local missions opportunities as well as overseas missions efforts.

Step-by-Step To-Do List for an “If the Shoe Fits” Affair

• Publicize your event; ask women to wear a pair of shoes that best match their personality.

• Decide on a take-home gift or door prize that’s shoe related.

• Set up displays featuring local ministries or outreach events and create a display of shoes to match each. (Example: Display white tennis shoes for a healthcare ministry, children’s shoes for ministry to schools, or boots for a disaster relief ministry.)

• If your church has a missions trip planned, create a display with a map and a list of items the team will need.

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Skype ‘Scape

You can meet a missionary! Get some friends to join you and learn about how missionaries do their work in answer to God’s call.

Putting a face on missions is an exciting experience that can help you understand how important your prayer and financial support are. Here are some tips for hosting a successful event featuring missionaries who serve in North America and overseas.

 

What Makes an Event Successful?

1. Begin early. Enlist someone to help you make arrangements to talk to missionaries via Skype. You’ll need to confirm the date, time, and questions you will be asking. Go to namb.net for information about contacting a North American missionary, or to imb.org for info about international missionaries.

2. Make technical arrangements. Ensure connections and monitor are available and sound is appropriate. The success of the event hinges on these arrangements!

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