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  • Encouragement for this Anxious World

    Written By: Amy Boone “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” (Psalm 103:2). The New Living Translation interprets it this way: “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me.” Lately, people have been asking each other: “What is happening to this world?” I have heard others say that “Things have never been this bad before.” and “The world has gone crazy.” Granted, these are hard times. We are having problems that we haven’t had before. Granted, a lot of bad things have happened at the same time. Some are so grievous and our hearts are heavy. Anxiety and fear seem to have taken a hold of our lives. But, we must never forget all His benefits. In this Psalm, after David mentioned not forgetting the benefits, he spends the whole Psalm telling us what benefits we have as believers. Do you know all the benefits you get as a follower of Christ? *Forgives all our sin and removes our transgressions from us *heals our diseases *renews our strength when we are weak *is compassionate and gracious *slow to anger, and abounding in love *will bring justice to the oppressed *His love for us is as high as the heavens *wants a relationship with us and has made His way known to us Have we focused on the bad and not all the good things He has done? Some of my friends and I have begun to text Bible verses of encouragement to each other. Do this in your Women on Mission group and to other friends and family. It will be a huge encouragement as we encourage those in our community. Verse 19 says,” The Lord has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all.” He is still on the throne of this world. I am so thankful for His presence in my life and for all the benefits His grace bestows on us. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

  • A New Hope

    Written By: Meredith Wilson The other day, I was talking to a friend regarding career news she had been waiting to receive. I made a comment on how waiting is frustrating, especially regarding such a big decision. In a calm voice, she replied, “Well every day is a new hope”. During periods of waiting and hard seasons, we can tend to view it as God is delaying us. It causes discouragement. We tell ourselves that we will never be able to do _____ because of _____. This eventually leads to a spiral of worry, anxiety and loss of hope. However, our seasons of waiting are intentional by God to create hope in us through our trust in His good works. Even when you think about it, waiting brings hope if our intentions are in the right place. Romans 15:13 states, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Hope does not come from our own experiences, but our trust in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why our quiet time is so important because it is the act of making ourselves available to be filled with His joy and peace. Spending time with Jesus gives us the opportunity to learn from Him, but it also strengthens our hope. If you are in a season of waiting or discouragement, remind yourself that God is preparing you for something bigger that is currently unimaginable. While we are hoping in God, we can take comfort in the fact that we never have to go through life alone. Each day is a new day to be kinder to someone, to take better care of yourself, and to draw even closer to Jesus. We can still live our life to the fullest even if we are in a hard season. Like my friend said, a new day is a new opportunity to be filled with hope of what is to come. This hope, my friends, is a type of hope that can only be lived out by our trust in the one above. So, let me ask you this, which type of hope are you living out today?

  • He Gives Strength

    At times, it can be hard to find our inner strength. When we feel discouraged, defeated, or caught up in the chaos of our life, we tend to doubt our capabilities. We get so tangled in our circumstances that we forget who is sovereign over it all. Psalms 29:11 states, “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. On those tough days, do you pray for strength? Do you allow God to give you that strength? If we are still trying to control our circumstances, even while praying, we are limiting the possibility of how God can work into our lives. If life were to be perfect and easy, then we would have no need for a God. It’s okay to be honest with Him and ask for strength. Allow Him to work in you and through you. With Easter approaching, we should remind ourselves of the one that took our burdens first. The one who sacrificially gave his life so we could live ours. The one who conquered the grave with strength and forgiveness, so that we can live our lives seeking to know God more and more. This type of strength and grace that Jesus portrayed on the cross is the reason why we are living today. Let this symbolic act of courage inspire you to show some grace to yourself as well. God knows we are not perfect and just wants us to make ourselves available to Him. It’s okay to ask Him for strength. Through prayer, seeking His face, and giving Him control, that strength may come easier to you than you think.

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  • Monthly Missions Shake-up | WMU NC

    Monthly Missions Shake-up Our Adult Consultant, Rebecca Lindhout will be putting out a video each month with a lesson from that month’s Missions Mosaic. It maybe about the prayer lesson, Bible study lesson, the missions lesson, or just some new ideas on how to make your meetings exciting! You can use it for your monthly Women on Mission meeting by Zoom, or you can play it on the TV in-person! In addition to the video, you will receive all the resource and handouts you will need for the lesson. ​ It is great for Women on Mission, or other mission groups in your church. Please pass the word to other churches. We want this to be a great resource for them. Lakota Native American Dancing Download Here Shakeup Recipes March Download Here Shakeup Video February Link Here! Missions Conference and Annual Meeting Flyer Link Here! Steel City Church Planters Launch Team Testimony Watch Here Personal Response Worksheet Download IMB Send Relief in Venezuela Video Download Refugee Loss: Longer Simulation Download 10 things you didn't know about Tennessee Download Missions Shake Up May Watch The Video Finding Peace in in the Midst of Chaos Listen to the podcast Guide for Interactive Evening of Prayer for North American Missions Official Guide PDF March Missions Shakeup Recipe: Puerto Rican Rice and Beans Download Recipe March Missions Shakeup Recipe: Chicken Noodle Casserole Download Recipe February Missions Shakeup Video: Macedonia Watch Video January Missions Shakeup:More Than Potatoes in Idaho Watch January Video Week of Prayer Resources IMB Resources Ichlekli Recipe and Story from Turmenistan Watch December's Recipe Video Abby's Challenge Watch Abby's Challenge Hawaiian Meatball Recipe See Recipe October Shake Up Video Click For Video August Mission Project: The Persecuted Church Prayer Guide Click For Resource August Shake Up Video Click For Video Cincinatti Chili Recipe Click For Recipe Bicycles and Popsicles Outreach Flyer Download Document Recipe: Candied Almonds Download Recipe Teacher Appreciation Download Appreciation Tag Missionary Addresses Download Addresses Mother's Day Download craft idea Video Watch Video Prayer Walk Download Shopping List Download Bookmark Download Cake Recipe Download Recipe Recipe Download Mom Kit Ideas Download Here Shakeup Video March Watch Here Heck Jones Offering Resources Link Here! Get Your Pittsbugh Clark Bars here (at Big Lots ya'll, for real!) Link Here! Shake Up Video for August Watch Here Missions Shake Up June Video watch video Refugee Myths and Facts and the Church's Response Download Forced to Flee:Simple Simulations Download Missions Shake Up May Resources Download Connected Activity Hope for Anxious Women in Anxious Times Listen to the podcast April Monthly Missions Shakeup Watch Video Guide for Interactive Evening of Prayer for North American Missions Editable Word Docx March Missions Shakeup Recipe: Baked Denver Omlette Download Recipe March Missions Shake Up Video Watch Video February Missions Shakeup Recipe: Avjar AVJAR December Missions Shakeup Watch December Video Ichlekli Recipe Recipe November Missions Shakeup Watch November Video Dolewhip Recipe Download Recipe October Nelson Mandela quote Click For Poster September Shake Up Video Click For Video September Recipe Canadian Poutine Click For Resource My Mission NC Mission Project Flyer Click For Flyer August Shake Up ASL Alphabet Download Handout Tastes of Central Asia available near you Download Document Video Open Video Higher Hope Haiti Download Newsletter Campus Ministry Download Campus Ministres Video Watch Video Traditional African Religions Download Easter Garland Inserts Download Prayer Download Prayer Reminder Download Taste Test Download Need help? Rebecca Lindhout Adult Ministries Consultant ​

  • Woman's Missionary | North Carolina | Missions Education

    WE HAVE MOVED! Physical Address: 205 Convention Drive, Cary, 27511 Mailing Address: PO Box 4249, Cary 27519-4249 Woman's Missionary Union of North Carolina Challenging, preparing and equipping Christian believers to be radically involved in the fulfillment of the Great Commission. WMU NC is Hiring!!! Get Info Shop the WMU Boutique! Shop Here June Leadership Luncheon: June 21, 2023 How to READY, How to SET, and Tips to GO. Speaker: Myriah Snyder Register Here Sponsor a Refugee Child Give a child the chance to hear about Jesus at camp! Download Flyer Here Give Here Nominate A Youth for the Youth Panel Deadline is June 30th! Download Flyer Here Click Here Quarterly Book Club "Joyful Sorrows" Zoom meeting on June 22nd, 2023! Download Flyer Here Register Here

  • WMU NC | Youth | Missions

    Youth Mission Ministries ORDER CURRICULUM HERE Young Ladies in Grades 7 - 12 ​ ​ Acteens is a mission organization that engages young ladies in learning about missions, participating in hands-on mission projects, going on mission trips and praying for missionaries and nations. ORDER CURRICULUM HERE Youth Advisory Panel Nominations Form Acteen Nomination Flyer Young Men in Grades 7 - 12 ​ ​ Challengers is a mission organization that engages young men in learning about missions, participating in hands-on mission projects, going on mission trips and praying for missionaries and nations. ORDER CURRICULUM HERE Young Men & Women in Grades 7 - 12 ​ Youth on Mission is a co-ed mission organization that engages young men and women in learning about missions. They participate in hands-on mission projects, go on mission trips to experience different cultures and pray for missionaries and the nations. Need Help? Sara Lamkin Consultant for Students and Ministry Involvement ​ Resources Acteens MissionQuest DOWNLOAD 2023 -2024 Youth Nomination Form ​ Events Youth Events Student-Missions- Opportunities CBF Student.GO IMB Students IMB’s Nehemiah Teams launches gap-year program Timothy Program for Summer ​ ​ ​ WMU-NC names 2022-23 Youth Advisory Panelists Alyssa Andrew Laken Hannah The Woman’s Missionary Union of North Carolina (WMU-NC) named four teenagers to its Acteen Panel. Andrew "Brice" Chavis of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Pembroke, Laken Callahan of Fairmont First Baptist in Fairmont, and Hannah Klingenberg of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Willow Springs were selected to serve after receiving nominations from state youth leaders. Alyssa McMillion of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church in Granite Falls was selected to represent our state as a National Panelist! YOUTH ON MISSIONS VIDEO WMU-NC Partner Events Campbell Youth Theological Institute (CYTI) Registration Open! CYTI is a one week residential program on Campbell University’s campus that brings high school students together to explore faith, calling and vocation. From July 9-15 students will begin a journey exploring how their faith and calling impacts their understanding of vocation in the world. Students will study with and serve alongside faculty innovators in their fields, caring coaches and mentors, and other students asking similar questions. Students will be challenged to consider what it means to live a Kingdom-life in whatever vocation or setting they find themselves in. The cost for CYTI is $350 for the week. For more information about CYTI, please contact Taylor Edwards at or Colin Kroll or go to . Registration is open now and students can register here through this link: . October 13-15, 2023 ​ There is an annual youth beach retreat at Fort Caswell, NC every year hosted by CBFNC. More information to come! April 14-16, 2023 ​ Mother-daughter retreats are for any mothers and daughters (or female mentors and mentees). Retreats are geared toward 1st-8th grade and 8th-12th grade. We provide awesome programs and logistics, while you have fun focusing on each other. The retreat includes bible teaching, seasonal activities, fun recreation, yummy food, and more!

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