Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) “Building a Legacy through Missions Education” Est. January 1909 (843) 855-0787 or (843) 248-9358 Director: Peggy J. Jones email: firstname.lastname@example.org CALLING ALL CHURCHES. . . unite with Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) as we “…inspire, challenge, and educate…” New Emphasis 2016-2018: By All Means Watchword: I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings” 1 Corinthians 9:22-b-23 NIV. follow the example of Christ; step into the world around us cultivate relationships create opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ Project HELP: PTSD Emphasis Book: Unscripted: Sharing the Gospel as Life Happens ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Waccamaw WMU is committed to inspire, challenge, and educate boys and girls, men and women. The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV) is our trumpet call to missions: “19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Missions Education is integral to fulfilling the call to missions. Time spent preparing our girls and boys for support projects is a vital part of any missions effort; knowledge shared is invaluable to individuals who go on missions; doing our part, whether supporting or going, is essential; being part of something greater than ourselves is reward in itself; and, when we pray for ourselves and others, we complete the circle of “doing missions.” Waccamaw Woman’s Missionary Union invites Pastors, WMU Directors, and new and experienced age level WMU Leaders to the 2017 Church WMU Leadership Development Event Monday, August 28 ; Host Church: Good Hope Baptist Church, 6101 Privetts Road, Conway, SC. Cost for the meal is $5.00, payable at the door. Pre-Registration is requested to assure adequate preparation. Call Diane at the WBA Office 843 248 9358 on or before August 17 to pre-register the number attending for the meal and each conference. Schedule: 5:30 pm Missions Motivation Meal and general conference; 6:30 pm Break-out leadership conferences; 8:30 pm Close with prayer in respective conferences Break-out Leadership Conferences include: (1) Directors and Administrative Assistants (2) Assistant Directors (ministry leaders-Growth, Prayer, Mission Action) (3) Women on Mission Coordinators and Facilitators (4) Mission Friends (children age k-five) (5) Girls in Action (girls, grades 1-6); Children in Action (boys and girls, grades 1-6) (6) Royal Ambassador Conference-leaders & advocates of missions discipleship for boys (7) Acteens (girls grades 7-12) We encourage you to be on mission, as God leads, by participating in events offered through Waccamaw and/or South Carolina WMU. Call Peggy at 843 855 0787 or Diane at 843 248 9358 for information. Upcoming events include: * Families on Mission August 1-30 * Walking the Talk prayer walk/ride at Coastal Carolina University. Monday, August 7, 7:00 pm * Church WMU Leadership Development, Monday, August 28 – see above for details * Walk-a-thon for Janie. Saturday, September 23, 9:30 am to Noon; Conway Recreation Center, 100-capacity shelter. Fun, Fellowship, Picnic while praying for and supporting State Missions. Challenge: Seek Pledges for “Janie Chapman Offering for State Missions.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A CHALLENGE TO ONE & ALL: engage a student (or non-student) Coastal Carolina University Campus or elsewhere. ask God to guide you to step into the world around you; pray for Him to lead you to cultivate relationships; seek ways to provide opportunities to demonstrate the love of Christ. Wait and See what magnificent things will be accomplished by Him through you! We know churches within Waccamaw Association are actively on mission for God. Please share what you are doing and how God has been working through you and your groups! Send pictures and summary to email@example.com.