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WHEREAS, Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) was created in 1888 with Annie Armstrong as its first corresponding secretary; and

WHEREAS, WMU has been an auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention for the past 125 years, supporting Southern Baptist missions through prayer, missions education, sacrificial giving, and missions activities; and

WHEREAS, The passion for missions stirred and channeled through WMU has assisted Southern Baptists in developing one of the most extensive mission networks in church history; and

WHEREAS, WMU has demonstrated its close relationship with and commitment to state WMU organizations and state conventions by structuring its board to include representatives from state WMU leadership; and

WHEREAS, WMU has been a significant partner and positive influence on the missions efforts of both Illinois WMU and the Illinois Baptist State Association; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Illinois Baptist State Association meeting in Springfield, Illinois, November 13–14, 2013, express gratitude to God for our partnership with WMU in impacting the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, joining WMU in celebrating 125 years of mission support to the Southern Baptist Convention and its cooperating churches for international and North American missions; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we commend WMU for its faithful and continued partnership in Southern Baptist missions through prayer support, and educational programming such as, Women on Mission, Adults on Mission, myMISSION, Acteens, Challengers, Youth on Mission, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, Children in Action, and Mission Friends; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we commend WMU for its faithful financial support of missions through the special offerings for international, North American, and state missions here in Illinois, and through the Cooperative Program; and be it further

RESOLVED, That we commend the members of WMU for their personal engagement in mission activities, such as Baptist Nursing Fellowship, Christian Men’s Job Corps, Christian Women’s Job Corps, International Initiatives, Missionary Housing, Project HELP, Pure Water, Pure Love, WorldCrafts, Acteens Activators, Acteens Activators Abroad, Missionsfest, Familyfest, and Youth Missions Teams; and be it finally

RESOLVED, That we encourage WMU to continue to fan the flames for missions with Southern Baptists until our Lord returns.

Last Published: October 31, 2013 4:03 PM
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