WMU of Texas assists ethnic congregations develop culturally-relevant missions education. This is accomplished by developing leaders, customizing missions resources, providing missions opportunities, and networking.
Key Components and Resources
The work focuses on these areas:
- Telling the story of Jesus
- Growing to be like Jesus
- Supporting the work of missions
- Helping others in Jesus’ name
- Praying for missionaries and the people they serve
The Missions Plan Book, created by national WMU, is a tool containing twelve months of missions education material in Basic English. It has Bible studies, prayer helps, ministry ideas, and stories of missionaries. To purchase a copy, go to www.wmustore.com.
WMU of Texas produces study material, posters, and prayer guides in English, Cambodian, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Laotian, and Vietnamese for the Week of Prayer for Texas Missions and the Mary Hill Davis Offering®. These are free to ethnic churches each summer before the observance in September.
Prayer guides and posters are also available in various languages for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for International Missions in December and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® for North American Missions in March.
Different ethnic groups plan special events for their churches. Some are done in conjunction with their ethnic fellowship meetings. Some are held in conjunction with WMU of Texas events. Leaders from the different ethnic groups lead the way in planning and conducting the events for their churches.
Work is currently done with Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Korean, Laotian, Hmong, and Vietnamese churches. New groups are being developed.
Carolyn Porterfield – Multicultural Consultant
214.828.5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org