The WOM Meeting will be held September 7, 2021 at the church in person in room 107 at 11:00 a.m.  If you plan to attend and would like a meal, please contact Martha Caldwell at marthacaldwell99@hotmail.com or call 785-375-9404.
 
Mission Service Project for September:
Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas missions and missionaries.  The FBC Goal is $10,000.  The Week of Prayer for Texas Missions is September 12-19.
What is the Mary Hill Davis Offering? 
In 1935, the Executive Board of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas recommended a resolution that the Week of Prayer for State Missions Offering be named the "Mary Hill Davis Offering”. The resolution was unanimously adopted and the offering was thus named for the woman who had led Baptist women of Texas to pray for and give to missions efforts in Texas. Today, eight-five years later, your gifts to the Mary Hill Davis Offering continue to empower state missions efforts for Texas Baptists. 

Together, WMU of Texas and Texas Baptists are able to send missionaries and provide opportunities for people to hear the Gospel and find hope in Christ.  The Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions is a vital part of this work, 100 percent of the money collected goes to sending missionaries, supporting missions in Texas, and sustaining WMU of Texas’ ministry efforts.
Thank you for giving so generously to Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls for a total of $1,745.  So many children will be helped.  
 
Christian Women’s Job Corps, CWJC.  
The new director is Xiomara Martinez.  Congratulations!!!!  Xiomara has passion and enthusiasm for women in El Paso who need a helping hand and essential skills to improve their lives.  CWJC is women nurturing women and transforming lives.
 
CWJC provides classes that include Bible study, conversational English and computer classes, completely free of charge. Teachers, volunteers and Board members are needed.  Teachers and volunteers help build the student’s self-esteem, self-confidence and skills essential to success in life and work.  More classes such as money management, job applications, dress for business, and family nutrition will be added as teachers become available.

CWJC is creating a Christ-centered environment where the women of El Paso, Texas encounter the life-changing love of Christ through relationships as they become empowered to know who they are in Jesus Christ; to understand and follow God’s divine purpose for their lives as they become blessings to their families and their communities.  Every woman who comes to CWJC receives something, such as prayer, opportunity to participate in Bible Study or sign up for classes.
Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 am 
Bible Study/ Estudio Bíblico en Español 
Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am 
Conversational English 
Free Childcare
Please pray for CWJC as students comes.  Pray for more teachers, and volunteers.  Pray that the Lord will give Xiomara wisdom, guidance, direction and compassion for CWJC and the women of El Paso.  Contact Xiomara Martinez at 254-548-3421 or email, xiglo67@gmail.com to help CWJC.

Pray for Missionaries Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-17
Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. Submit yourselves for the LORD's sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 
When you travel to another place, the local customs and food seem odd.  For instance, if you took a vacation to Denmark, then you might not understand the language.  The surroundings would be new and the routines and norms different.  Abroad, we are foreigners in a distant land.  The same is true for our residence on this earth.  We are not citizens of this world, only temporary residents.  

Peter reminded the first-century Christians while in the temporary residence, they were to live above reproach.  All Christians should obey the laws of the land, but when persecution and opposition come, our response reflects on the glory of God.  Will God be glorified in the response?  Or will the answer glorify the world?  Will we be bold or shrink away?  

With a heavenward focus, standing firm under pressure, ask God today to give strength and wisdom to missionaries and yourself as opposition mounts.  Show the world that the Lord reigns.  

Prayer Focus, Sub-Saharan African Peoples:
Eswatini has the highest percentage of people living with HIV in the world.  The country is also affected by tuberculosis, meaning many people are coinfected with HIV.  Add alongside this mix COVID-19.  Pray for Eswatini as the country deals with two pandemics, COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.  Pray for better health care for the people and greater awareness of the dangers of both pandemics.  Pray for North American Mission Board: Arizona, Johnathan Chan, Illinois, David Seaton, Marvin Shultz, Massachusetts, Steven Castello, New Jersey, Vijay Allampalli, International Mission Board, East Asian Peoples, Fred Cai, European Peoples, GB, David Burk, Cheryl Enoch, Southeast Asian Peoples, DH, Sub-Saharan African Peoples, TD, Chaplains, Volunteers, State Convention Missionaries, Retired NAMB, Matt Gaston, Margaret Hawkins, Retired IMB, Russel Fox, Earl Jolley, Lauree Moore.  
 
Glennda Cook, Missionary in Taiwan, will be on sabbatical from March through September 2022.  She is looking for a place to stay.  

Please keep Pat Murtland in your prayers.  Dick Murtland passed away July 8, 2021 at his home.

Thank you for your amazing faithful mission ministry.  Many people are blessed by your generosity.
—Martha Caldwell, Director, WMU, and Pat Murtland, WOM Facilitator.