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WMU ‘very best friend in missions’
Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor
November 19, 2010
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WMU ‘very best friend in missions’

WMU ‘very best friend in missions’
Dianna L. Cagle, BR Assistant Managing Editor
November 19, 2010

When 10-year-old Nancy got a

new neighbor she asked her Girls in Action (GA) leader if she could bring her

new friend.

Through contact with GA,

little Megan became a Christian.

“I have other friends who

don’t know Jesus,” Megan said. “Can I ask them to GA?”

GA is just one way the

Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) teaches about missions,

supports missions, and gets involved in missions.

“Our desire is to work

together, with you,” said Ruby Fulbright, executive director.

BR photo by Dianna L. Cagle

Ruby Fulbright shares about Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina Nov. 11 in a report to messengers of the Baptist State Convention annual meeting.

WMU-NC is made up of

preschoolers, children, youth and adults, “not just little old, gray-haired

ladies,” Fulbright said.

Volunteers and staff spent

October packaging Lottie Moon Christmas Offering packets for churches who need

materials.

Fulbright spoke of the

consistent, fervent prayer warriors within WMU-NC.

“We are involved with our

hands, with our feet and with our voice,” she said.

She mentioned specific

ministries, including WMU sponsored mission trips — Lebanon, New York, Raleigh,

Alaska and Hawaii — and women’s build for Habitat for Humanity.

Over the years WMU has cared

about hunger, literacy, AIDS, child advocacy and poverty.

Fulbright went on the

first poverty training where she was homeless for 30 hours, sleeping on a

picnic table.

This fall the focus turned

to human exploitation.

North Carolina ranks No. 4

in the exploitation of human beings especially sex trafficking, said Fulbright.

“We must put action to our

belief that we and all the world belong to God,” she said.

In 2009, WMU-NC grew by

9,000 members.

On Jan. 8, 2011, the organization celebrates 125 years of

missions and ministry.

“Woman’s Missionary Union of

North Carolina can be your very best friend when it comes to missions,”

Fulbright said. “Call on us. We’re here to help.”