Out of an abundance of caution, the Women on Mission (WOM) Meeting scheduled for July 7, 2020, will take place through email.
The Mission Service Project for July is Crossing Borders Ministries, Fabens, TX., School Supply kits and Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls. The School Supply Kits will be collected in a gray tub in Price Hall on Sundays and the donation area during the week. Contributions for the Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls can be sent to the church office.
Passage, Exodus 1:15-22, “The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, "When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live." The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, "Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?" The midwives answered Pharaoh, "Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive." So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: "Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live."
The continued success of the Israelites led Pharaoh to make a devasting ruling. Threatened by the growing population, Pharaoh ordered Hebrew midwives to kill all newborn males. Some midwives, honoring and fearing God, did not follow this edict but allowed the boys to live. Eventually, Pharaoh proclaimed another horrible sentence: toss all Hebrew newborn males into the River Nile.
Infanticide. Even the thought of taking the lives of helpless babies makes my heart cringe with horror and despair. Yet if one follows international news, evidence shows there are areas of the world where babies are not valued. Many are aborted, dropped off at orphanages, sold for income, or left lying along the roadside.
Remember the plight of orphans, regardless of age or nationality. Pray God would provide a way to help the youngest of His creations. Pray nations would realize the importance and sanctity of human life.
Prayer Focus: Sub-Saharan African people, pray God would draw the lost people of Sub-Saharan Africa out of fear, spiritism, and Islam, which have ensnared them for so long. “He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He pulled me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me” (2 Samuel 22:17-18 HCSB).
Pray for these missionaries.
North American Mission Board: Arizona, Armando Barraza, Connecticut, David Moser, South Carolina, Scott Davis, Vermont, Jason West
International Mission Board: American Peoples: Amanda Wells, Central Asian Peoples: HG, JH, TT. East Asian Peoples: RW, European Peoples: Emily Borden
Chaplains and Volunteers, State Convention Missionaries, Retired, NAMB: Robert Kim, IMB, Charles Clark, Doris Goforth, FH, Ying Kai, Jim McGriff, Thomas Morreau, Penelope Pullen, Ronald West.
Thank you for serving the Lord through missions every day. Stay safe.
Thank you for your amazing faithful mission ministry. Many people are blessed by your generosity.
—Martha Caldwell, Director, WMU, and Pat Murtland, WOM Facilitator.