Gail Barr, President of Women on Mission (WOM) of First Baptist Church, began the first meeting of the New Year with prayer.

Gail Barr, President of Women on Mission (WOM) of First Baptist Church, began the first meeting of the New Year with prayer.

By Faye Gaston

Gail Barr, President of Women on Mission (WOM) of First Baptist Church, began the first meeting of the New Year with prayer. Barbara Cope led the reciting of the Watchword (Hebrews 10:39) and the WOM Mission. Reports were presented.

Amy Hall read the December 2021 meeting minutes and gave the treasurer's report. The church clothing room served 12 people on January 6, 2022. Vicky Hall, the chairperson, went through several bags of donated clothes on a work-day of January 3, 2022. These will be processed in hanging clothes in groupings by size. Mona Crawford reported on Mission Action.

In December, funds were given for back-to-school shoes and socks for Sozo children. A donation was given to Samaritans Purse for chickens to be furnished as needed in an undeveloped country. A work-day is scheduled for January 31, 2022, to make valentines showing God's love. Members will come early for the February 14 monthly meeting at 12:30 p.m. to give the valentines to people on the street.

A report was given on cards mailed from WOM in December by Sandra Till to the sick and bereaved. Barbara Cope taught the Bible Study from "Missions Mosaic" magazine, titled "Praying with Perseverance." She used David, who became the King of Israel, as an example of a life of prayer. She read some of the scriptures he wrote as prayers in the book of Psalms. She read from a book by Charles Stanley titled "When You Don't Know What to Pray." She read the words to hymns, "Jesus Loves Me" and "Tell Me the Story of Jesus."

Each member wrote a prayer and placed it in a prayer box she furnished. Each member wrote "Jesus Loves Me" on a rock to be placed where someone would pick it up. She ended the study with a prayer. Mona Crawford taught the spotlight on two Southern Baptist missionaries in "Missions Mosaic" magazine. She told of how Anders and Jessica Snyder became missionaries in Nampa, Idaho. They moved to Idaho with their four children in 2018. She explained the conditions in Idaho where they serve. They are "persistently praying the way forward" for their church and community. Mona passed out bookmarks with names of Southern Baptist missionaries with January 10 birthdays. Members read the names. Joyce Perrin prayed for missionaries. Barbara Cope prayed the closing prayer.

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