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Wanda Lee

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Doing our part for the ‘least of these’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Oct. 9 is World Hunger Sunday for Southern Baptist churches. Since 1974, Southern Baptists have fought the problem of hunger through their World Hunger Fund. One hundred percent of every dollar given to the fund is used to provide food to undernourished people all over the world — 80 percent through the International […]

FIRST-PERSON: Praying around the world, one birthday at a time

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--During a recent Women on Mission celebration event, I sat at a table with a missionary who was home for a brief stateside assignment.

FIRST-PERSON: Don’t lose the ‘I’ in missions

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--When our son, Matthew, was a preschooler, he loved to go to Mission Friends on Wednesday evenings at our church. Following prayer meeting one week, he came to his pastor’s office (who happened to be his father) proudly carrying a puzzle he had created.

FIRST-PERSON: Now more than ever, pray

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Throughout my years of involvement with Woman's Missionary Union, missionaries have repeatedly shared with me how much they depend on our prayers. As the tragic reports came in Dec. 30 from Yemen, I was reminded that now more than ever, it is critical that we support our missionaries, lifting them up in prayer daily.

FIRST-PERSON: The true source of hope for a world in need

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--The war in Kosovo made headlines in newspapers and on the evening news for months during 1999. It was another expression of civil unrest and ethnic fighting that had plagued the former Yugoslavia since the death of Tito and the fall of communism.

FIRST-PERSON: Praying & giving

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--Throughout my involvement in WMU, I have heard many missionaries state how much they depend on WMU for faithful praying. One missionary even said, "If the WMU stops praying, I'm coming home."

FIRST-PERSON: WMU’s heart for missions begins with personal faith in Christ

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)--In 1997, the national WMU Executive Board adopted nine statements that articulate the foundational truths for all we do in WMU. We refer to these as our Core Values.