By Faye Gaston
The Women on Mission (WOM) of First Baptist Church met on November 8, 2021. Reports were given on two Mission Action Projects. Mona Crawford, Mission Action Chairman, reported the total amount the members saved in water bottles for several months for the project of "Pure Water, Pure Love."
She announced the amounts for the seven times that WOM members have saved their coins for this project over several years. This is a three-fold mission:
1. To supply missionaries with water filters.
2. To provide the people, they serve with community water filters and wells that offer clean water.
3. To supply mission teams with water bottles and water filters for use on short-term missions trips.
Throughout the world, people are at constant risk of contracting a disease or parasites from their water. Many are forced to carry heavy jugs of water for miles to ensure their families have clean, healthy water. For others, the prospect of clean water is simply non-existent. With the help of hundreds of churches, this ministry provides thousands of water filters to missionary families and helps fund clean water projects.
One goal is that prayers will be offered that:
1. Many will be able to hear about Jesus Christ through this ministry.
2. That missionaries serving overseas will stay healthy as they share about Christ.
3. That God will allow those receiving clean water to know Jesus, "The Living Water
4. "Mona Crawford reported that the second Shoebox Packing session for "Operation Christmas Child" on October 26 was well attended and very productive. Since WOM members may turn in more shoeboxes, she will give the total when this is completed. She asked for volunteers from WOM members to help during Collection Week, November 15-22, 2021.
After Collection Week, a truck will transport all the boxes collected from Bullock County to the central location for this area in Troy. The topic for the November "Missions Mosaic" magazine was "Faith in the Midst of Doubt."
The Bible study from the magazine was presented by Barbara Cope and based on the Scriptures about the death of Lazarus and Jesus bringing him back to life. Mona Crawford taught the studies on Southern Baptist missionaries in Hawaii and praying in the face of doubt. Cookie Tullos shared her experience of living in Hawaii.
Handouts were a coloring page titled "Aloha" (hello) and a bookmark featuring Numbers 6:24-26. The bookmark listed the names of missionaries with November 8 birthdays. Mona prayed for these. Barbara and Mona gave personal testimonies of their Christian faith suited to the topic of "Faith in the Midst of Doubt."
Vicky Hall reported the church clothing room served six people on November 4. A report was given on cards mailed from WOM to the sick and bereaved.
The opening prayer was by Gail Barr, and the adjournment prayer was by Faye Gaston. Gail Barr, Barbara Cope, Mona Crawford, Faye Gaston, Amy Hall, Sally Hall, Vicky Hall, Joyce Perrin, Kathy Scroggins, and Cookie Tullos were present.