Alabama GAs, RAs take the stage at SBC annual meeting

When Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), addressed messengers during the June 11 afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting she focused on discipleship.

“Our mandate is making disciples of Jesus who live on mission,” she said. “This is what we do. And we do it three ways. We have missions discipleship for every age level, we develop leaders and we engage in compassion ministries.”

Representing WMU’s missions discipleship Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Girls in Action (GAs) from Alabama’s First Baptist Church, Alexander City, and First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, performed “Start a Fire” by Unspoken.

“The children viewed it as an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to represent all RAs and GAs across the SBC,” said Melinda Poole, WMU director for First, Alexander City. “What touched my heart was seeing people from other states come up to our children and talk to them and say ‘I love your badges’ and share with our children where they were from.”

‘Unique opportunity’

The leadership program highlighted during the report was Christian Women’s Leadership Center (CWLC).

“Today’s Christian women have a unique opportunity to lead our generation of women and our nation back to God,” said Claudia Johnson, leadership consultant with CWLC.

The WMU compassion ministries represented during the report were Christian Women’s Job Corps and WorldCrafts artisans. (TAB)