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Women On Mission - May 2022

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Ukraine Crisis Response

Will Burnham sees the widespread displacement of millions of Ukrainians as an opportunity to grow God’s kingdom.  As campus minister of Living Hope Baptist Church in Bowling Green KY, he recently took an eight member fact finding team of ministers to Poland to locate churches and others to partners with in trauma counseling, evangelism and discipleship for Ukrainian Refugees.

“It’s an Acts 1:8 moment where God is distributing His people,” Burnham told Baptist Press from Warsaw. “There are probably 100,000 Ukrainian believers being scattered across Europe.” (This interview was in January, so the number is much greater.) He sees it as an opportunity to take the gospel throughout Europe and make disciples and plant churches. “We just want to be able to meet the Lord wherever He’s at work.” he said. Burnham found opportunities to show the gospel during his trip, receiving “ every response you would typically get in the states. Some are excited to hear it, some are reserved, and some don’t want to listen.”

He implores Americans to learn to share the gospel now, in order to be prepared when God allows them to meet refugees in need of good news. “Learn how to share the gospel and make disciples in the states, so they’re ready to do it when God sends them somewhere else,” he said.

Send Relief, the combined compassion ministry of IMB and NAMB, is currently working with local and Baptist Partners in Ukraine and other counties to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis. Gifts to Send Relief’s Ukraine Crisis Fund are vital to these relief efforts." The main thing with Trauma Counseling is listening and letting people share what they’re comfortable sharing, Burnham pointed out, and then there’s a way to bridge that with a traumatic story from scripture like Joseph (Jacob’s son) and show how God uses what is intended for evil for good and provide a bridge to being able to share the true hope through the Gospel.

This wont be a “one– person– can– save– the– day” mentality. This will be the church being the church and working together in unity as an “all hands on deck” approach. 

Women on Mission will meet Thursday, May 5th at 1:00 pm in the Grace Ladies’ classroom. All our ladies are invited to join us.

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Women On Mission - April 2022

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Bill Wallace, Christian Martyr

Bill Wallace made the decision to become a medical doctor in 1925 at the age of 17. That decision took him to China where he served through various uprisings, the Japanese invasion, and World War II. He performed surgery with bombs bursting around him. After the Communist takeover, he remained in China. When America entered the Korean War, anti-American sentiment ran strong in China. Mission boards urged their people to leave. Bill refused. Although he was known as one of the best surgeons in China, and many Communists profited by his skill, the Communists did not spare him. He was sent to prison on December 19, 1950 and accused of being a foreign agent. Two months after his arrest, Bill was found hanging in his cell. His captors claimed he killed himself, but his body told a story of terrible abuse. Armed guards tried to hide their handiwork by burying him in an unmarked grave. Faithful Chinese risked their own lives and buried him with a proper ceremony. Above his grave they placed this sign, “For Me to Live is Christ.” “He was so identified with the Chinese that they considered him one of them, “ said a missionary nurse who worked with him. A book of his life was written in 1963 by Jesse Fletcher. It is titled, “Bill Wallace of China.” A children’s book, “Bill: An American Doctor in China” was written especially for fourth to sixth graders. The author is Ann Lovell. It is available on Amazon.

Send Relief
Send Relief is the Southern Baptist compassion ministry that meets physical and spiritual needs around the world. Send Relief is bringing help and hope to displaced families in Eastern Europe during the Russia-Ukraine war. 

Send Relief is a collaboration between the International Mission Board and North America Mission Board. They respond to natural disasters, care for refugees, fight human trafficking, support adoption and foster care efforts, and provide clean water and medical aid around the world.

 Women on Mission will meet Thursday, April 7th at 1:00 pm in the Grace Ladies’ classroom.  All our ladies are invited to join us.

Our Annie Armstrong Easter Offering goal is $10,000.00. Prayerfully ask the Lord what he would have you give.

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