Allow me to introduce you to some of my favorite gals. They are no ordinary bunch of women. In fact, these women put the “extra” in extraordinary. They are intentional, tested, committed, and true. Most of them work all day and are willing to serve all night. They’re beautiful reflections of what it means to deny self and take up one’s cross.
Notably known as the “Sloppy Joe” Girls, they generously feed English as a second language groups at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Georgia. They also permeate the church walls by taking Jesus into their community by running races to combat human trafficking.
Head north on an autumn evening, and you’ll find them in Atlanta sorting shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse. On Saturdays, they enjoy fellowship as they serve in the clothes closet at our pregnancy resource center.
These are the praying, sowing, Jesus-sharing women of the Coleman Women on Mission® Group. Graciously they negotiate life’s detours with faith, hope, and love. Prayer and service consume their monthly meetings, and their mission field is wherever God chooses to place them.
Merry Christmas, ladies! What a joy to call you friends. May you keep on serving and sharing Jesus for years to come!
Through the example of the Coleman Group, Joanie Ballard is inspired to serve intentionally.