Out of an abundance of caution, the Women on Mission (WOM) Meeting scheduled for October 1, 2020, will take place through email.

The new WMU/WOM theme is Relentless: Hebrews 10:39, "But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved."  There are some moments in life when you just want to give up, but Relentless will encourage you to hang on.  Like Jacob, keep wrestling.  Like the persistent widow, keep persisting.  Just when you feel like giving up, God may relent and let you win.

Pray for Missionaries Passage: Colossians 3:1-17, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

In Colossians we are reminded to set our minds on things above, set our hearts on Christ with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, and then walk according to those truths.  Writing God’s word on our hearts strengthens the foundation of our faith.

Prayer focus: California, Larry Brant is a Navy Chaplain serving in San Diego, California.  “Pray for my wife, Tammy, and me as we move to San Diego so I can attend Navy’s pastoral residency program for hospital chaplaincy.  I will be going to school two days a week and ministering at the Navy hospital and the VA medical center.  In addition, we will be helping to plant a new church.  We are very excited to be part of Pillar Church San Diego, which will be reaching out to the military community in San Diego.”

Pray for these missionaries who have birthdays on Sep. 1.  North American Mission Board: Colorado: Learon Byram, Nathan Templin, Kansas: Caleb Thompson, Kentucky: Sara Bowers, Massachusetts, David Jackson, Washington, Wesley Walls.

International Mission Board: Central Asian Peoples: BC, CJ, European Peoples: BW, Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples: NC, Southern Asian Peoples: SB, AI, RP, PT, SW.  Sub-Saharan African Peoples: MC.  Chaplains, Volunteers, State Convention Missionaries, Retired, NAMB: Bob Brown, Sharon Dean, Charles Wilson.  IMB: Fred Harner, Ginger McMinn, Gerry Milligan, Jana Seaborn, Lanette Thompson.

—Martha Caldwell, Director, WMU, and Pat Murtland, WOM Facilitator