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Amid battle with cancer, Texas CWJC/CMJC leader Becky Ellison affirms, “God’s got this”

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

Becky Ellison knows what it means to live one day at a time. Since being diagnosed with cancer in 2010, she said a key question she seeks to live by is: “If I had one more minute and I wanted to live it like God wanted me to live it, what would that look like?”

Focus on the Positive

It is a new year in missions education for children. You are excited—until you encounter new challenges. Maybe you have fewer leaders, a new time frame, conflicting schedules, a smaller budget for resources, or new church leadership with new ideas.

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.

Thank You for Christmas in August

School supply distribution

When your Mission Friends send requested items for Christmas in August, they not only bless the people who will receive the items. They also bless the missionaries with prayers and encouragement. We thought you would like to read these words of thanks from Pastor Rajan Shahi, who serves among the Nepali community in New York City. Pastor Rajan was one of the Christmas in August missionaries this year for Mission Friends and also in the materials and websites for multicultural churches. Enjoy!

Keep Calm and Carry On

confident woman leader

When Dee walked into the meeting room where we were going over our plans for a large event, we could tell something was wrong. She was late (she was never late), and her face was a display of confusion and uncertainty.

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Faithful Prayers to a Faithful God

hand of girl writing in journal

I sat in my mission pastor’s office days before I was scheduled to get on a plane and move thousands of miles away to South Asia, and what did I do? I cried.

Families on Mission: Volunteering at a Local Food Bank

As a youth pastor, I am always looking for opportunities to include families in ministry. Family involvement is crucial in the spiritual growth of children. Part of that spiritual growth begins when children begin to think with a missions mindset—from inward to outward thinking.

Exercising Willpower to Follow Jesus When I’d Rather…

When I am tired after a long day of work, I would really like to curl up in front of the TV with some chips and salsa. At the same time, I know I should take a walk, fold some laundry, and fix a healthy dinner. I want to sit back and relax. That is my will. I also want to be healthy, but at the moment I would like to wait until tomorrow.

Pastor, Can We Talk?

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As the WMU director, a good working relationship with your pastor may be the most important relationship you have in your church. It is vital for your pastor to understand the purpose of WMU and its importance to the work of the church.

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Global Hunger Relief

Malnutrition was a foreign concept to me, literally. I never skipped a meal, so I certainly didn’t know what it was like to be truly hungry.

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