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WorldCrafts ministry expands via website, new catalog

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The nonprofit WorldCrafts ministry of Woman’s Missionary Union has introduced a new website to highlight its imported handcrafts from 31 countries around the world.

FIRST-PERSON: ‘What made this missions trip different?’

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Along for the ride
FamilyFEST worker Kendra Buckles gives a back ride to a Tijuana child while her family waits for medical care. Photo by Kristy Carr
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Sipping on my complimentary soft drink and staring out of the airplane window, I found myself wondering, “What made this missions trip different?” Why was WMU’s FamilyFEST in San Diego and Tijuana unlike any other missions trip I have ever taken? I have had dirtier clothes, sorer feet and worse sunburns. I have served people in just as much need and faced challenges just as great. Why has this trip been more meaningful?

Nursing fellowship steps up to meet Tijuana medical needs

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Nurse’s counsel
Maria Gonzalez, a nurse from St. Pauls, N.C., shares both infant care information and baby formula with a young mother during a FamilyFEST outreach in Tijuana. Photo by Kristy Carr
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Members of Baptist Nursing Fellowship stepped up to meet medical needs in the impoverished neighborhoods of Tijuana, Mexico, during FamilyFEST, a Woman’s Missionary Union missions trip designed for families.
      “Medical missions have always been my heart. When I saw an opportunity to do a trip with my kids, I jumped at that,” said LuAnn Marlow, a pediatric nurse practitioner in Lawrenceville, Ga. It was Marlow’s fourth international medical missions trip but her first with her four sons and nephew. “I wanted to instill in them a love for missions,” she explained.

Pastor embraces WMU’s FamilyFest as well-planned outreach

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Pastor David Bartlett of Hill View Baptist Church in Greenwood, Miss., knows it is not the size of a church’s congregation or budget that makes an impact for Christ.

Children’s love for missions is activity book’s focus

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--How can you teach a child the importance of missions in just five minutes?

WMU awards recognize local missions leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Woman’s Missionary Union honored five women for their leadership and service during the WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting on June 20 at First Baptist Church in Nashville.