By: Marti Richardson
For some of you, “WMU” is a household name; for others, it is simply three letters. W.M.U. (Woman’s Missionary Union) was established more than 100 years ago.“W.M.U. challenges Christian believers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God.” That is done by PRAYING for missions, LEARNING about missions, SUPPORTING missions, DEVELOPING a lifestyle of missions, and PARTICIPATING in the efforts of the church and denomination. WMU is the organization that emphasizes and facilitates missions education through Women on Mission, GAs, RAs, and Mission Friends.
Eastmont has two active Women on Mission groups, one that meets on the third Monday of the month at 9:30 a.m. and one that meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The women involved learn about missionaries and pray for missionaries on their birthdays. They do missions – volunteering with local ministries, providing items that help Eastmont mission teams, and giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.
Eastmont is blessed to have a WMU heritage. Some of you remember Mrs. Betty Reeves (Philip’s mother), who was passionate about missions and led W.M.U. at Eastmont. Others remember Mrs. Carolyn Jones, who faithfully led for many years. Today you will find Mrs. Garnieta Strickland at W.M.U. meetings, having been involved in Eastmont W.M.U. for more than 50 years. Eastmont has quite a legacy! For more information about Eastmont W.M.U., contact Karen Bush in the church office. If you are unable to attend meetings but would like to know how to get a copy of the missionary prayer calendar, you may contact Karen as well. If you would like to help in a preschool or children’s missions class on Wednesday nights, contact Linda Truitt at Eastmont.
Let’s all do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission! (Matthew 28:19-20)