Excitement builds for new missions offering

Excitement builds for new missions offering

For some Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) leaders in the state, the upcoming Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering (see story, this page) is filled with excitement.

Maggie Walker, WMU director at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Trussville, in St. Clair Baptist Association, said enthusiasm for the offering is building at her church.

Investing in the future

“I’m excited that it’s going to provide funds for Alabama WMU and other ministries to help invest in our future and to provide training and leadership to individuals, teenagers and children,” Walker said.

Robyn Rooks, Acteens leader at First Baptist Church, Ashville, also in St. Clair Association, said she has always taught about Kathleen Mallory and how she worked with Alabama Baptists. Adding Martha Myers will add an international perspective for her teens.

“They love to hear stories about international work,” she said. “This is a great opportunity to educate them about the women who came before us and the importance of missions giving. In 50 years they could be one of those missions heroes we’re talking about.”