WMU event challenges women to ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ of Christ

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Woman's Missionary Union Executive Director and Treasurer Sandra Wisdom-Martin (left) and national WMU President Linda Cooper deliver the WMU report to messengers at the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting in Phoenix. (BP file photo by Matt Jones)

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DALLAS (BP)—An “Unshakable Pursuit” to know Christ more, show his love unconditionally, and make disciples who make disciples will be the theme unpacked at the Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting, June 10–11.

The event in Dallas includes two days of general sessions, conferences and missions experiences, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

“We believe you will laugh, learn and experience nourishment for your soul,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director-treasurer of national WMU. “As you are captivated by the stories of God’s work in the world, you will be drawn closer to his side and renew your commitment to his mission.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, with dinner and rally at Eddie Deen’s Ranch at 944 Lamar St. in Dallas, across the street from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

Featured speakers include SBC International Mission Board field personnel serving in the Middle East and Germany and Linda Cooper, national WMU president, along with testimonies from national Acteens panelists.

A $34 registration fee includes the barbecue dinner Sunday night, a ticket to the North American Mission Board’s Send Luncheon on June 11 and charter bus transportation to tour various ministry sites around Dallas.

Conferences will feature topics such as ministry to refugees, organic mentoring and prayer.

A refugee simulation in the SBC Exhibit Hall in the convention center—presented in partnership with Baptist Global Response, the International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, and Send Relief—will offer participants a unique perspective on the current global refugee crisis.

“A Night at the Theatre—Missions Style in the convention center’s Bruton Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday features a focused time of prayer for NAMB’s Send Relief Centers, IMB and NAMB missionaries.

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Along with Cooper and Wisdom-Martin, program personalities include Kempton and Caryn Turner, church planters in East St. Louis, Ill., serving through NAMB; featured IMB missionaries; NAMB President Kevin Ezell; David Melber, president, NAMB’s Send Relief; and IMB President David Platt.

Advance registration is required for the Sunday dinner and tours of area ministry sites on Monday, and space is limited. To register or to find more information, click here.


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