By Faye Gaston
The purpose of the Women on Mission (WOM) at First Baptist Church is to study about the work of Southern Baptist missionaries, pray about their work, and to give funds toward their work through special annual offerings.
Other purposes are to have a monthly Bible Study and to do mission action projects with the intent of spreading Christianity locally and globally.
Operating the church clothing room, WOM members served six people on July 1 with free clothes. It will be open again on August 5 at 9:00 a.m.
A report was given on cards mailed from WOM to the sick and bereaved in June.
Mona Crawford, Mission Action Chairman, reported on the June project. Members presented cards and cookies to staffs of the local Police Station, Sheriff's office, County Jail, City Hall and the Fire Department. This was to show appreciation for their service to the community. She said that WOM members would continue to save coins in water bottles until October for the project of donating funds toward water filters for missionaries. The July mission action project would be to help in the summer project of First Baptist Church (July 26-30), either in person or to donate food and drinks for the 60 volunteers. Instead of going out-of-state this summer, the project will be to service the church, Conecuh Springs Christian School, and individual needs. Gail Barr reported on her experience in giving away a "blessing purse" filled with gift items and a New Testament Bible and a Gospel tract. The church bus will transport WOM members to a shopping destination on July 14.
A video was shown from "SEND Relief" to show how giving to provide "chickens" by the WOM was a needed ministry in Tialand in a school for children. This visual report originated from a missionary's e-mail in January to Mona reporting having read about WOM in the Herald newspaper E-mails were sent back and forth between the missionary and Mona. WOM had contributed funds toward the chickens ministry.
Prayer was offered by Cookie Tullos for missionaries with July 12 birthdays listed in Missions Mosaic Magazine.
Amy Hall taught the study about a missionary serving in the Ukraine and how to "Gift the Message" of presenting the way to become a Christian. She distributed a coloring page with Scripture and a word search puzzle to illustrate the giving of the message of how to become a Christian. Mona Crawford told personal experiences in sharing the Gospel.
Present were Gail Barr (President), Mona Crawford, Faye Duncan, Faye Gaston, Amy Hall, Sally Hall, Vicky Hall, Betty Shepherd, Cookie Tullos, and new member, Diane Capps.