DALLAS—A gift from the estate of longtime Texas Baptist missions leader Jeane Law will benefit Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas.
Law, a former president of Texas WMU and member of the Baptist Standard Publishing board of directors, died April 3, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.
A $25,000 portion of Law’s estate will benefit the Texas Touch Tomorrow Today endowment held at the national WMU Foundation in Birmingham, Ala.
“Jeane Law’s passion was telling others about Christ’s love,” said David George, president of the WMU Foundation. “She lived the Great Commission, and through her estate, she made sure that people will continue to hear about Jesus through WMU of Texas.”
The Texas Touch Tomorrow Today endowment provides annual unrestricted funding to Texas WMU. This year, interest from the funds will be used to help the children of missionaries.
As the endowment grows, Texas WMU will be able to fund more missions projects, support national and international missions partnerships, and provide more opportunities for missions involvement, leaders of the missions organization noted.
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of Texas WMU, and leaders of the WMU Foundation are challenging Texas Baptists to match the $25,000 gift from the Law estate prior to the Texas WMU annual meeting and missions celebration, April 8-9 at Austin Baptist Church in Austin.
“Jeane loved missions, and I am honored that she believed in WMU of Texas enough to make this gift to us,” Wisdom-Martin said. “I want us to match her gift as a way to honor her commitment to missions.
Wisdom-Martin added she would “love to announce” at the annual meeting the addition of $50,000 to the Touch Tomorrow Today endowment.
“It would create such excitement for the future of missions in Texas while honoring the memory of Jeane Law,” she said.
To make a gift to the endowment, click here or mail a check to WMU Foundation TX TTT, 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL 35242.