Woman’s Missionary Union illustrates value of children’s missions discipleship

New WMU President Connie Dixon and WMU Executive Director Sandy Wisdom-Martin introduced the curriculum Missions Journey:Kids to messengers. Photo by Karen McCutcheon
New WMU President Connie Dixon and WMU Executive Director Sandy Wisdom-Martin introduced the curriculum Missions Journey:Kids to messengers. Photo by Karen McCutcheon

NASHVILLE (BP) – “We have more knowledge at our fingertips than ever before, but our kids and grandkids still need us to teach them about certain things, and missions is one of those things,” said Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of national WMU, as she addressed messengers and guests at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 16. “When we were growing up, many of us learned about missions. It changed our worldview and our view of the world.

“As a child, from my small church in southern Illinois, I experienced God’s heart for all the nations,” Wisdom-Martin said. “Every week I traveled around the world to learn what God was doing. I was taught to pray, to give sacrificially, to do missions, to tell others about Jesus, and maybe most importantly, to take my part in God’s plan.”

Connie Dixon, who was elected president of national WMU on June 13, agreed.

“Our kids still need us – now more than ever,” Dixon said. “If we don’t teach our kids to value missions, who will fulfill the Great Commission when we are gone?”

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Source: Baptist Press