BOUNDLESS
May 9, 2019
Inspiring and empowering women to find their
 God-potential. 
 #shechampionsher 

I live in the country, rural Missouri. No, I really live in the country! Twenty-two acres in the middle of the woods. When we first moved here, we thought it would just be for a few years until we could get some teaching experience, but God had another plan. So, 45 years later here we are. Still in our country home. 


I love the sounds of the country especially in the spring. The country is not quiet as some may think. There are always sounds. Dogs barking, birds singing, frogs chirping. Yes, they chirp, we call them may peeps. Sometimes so loud in the evening you can’t even hear yourself think. These sounds are what makes my home special. They become part of who we are and the experiences that form us. No matter where life may take us, we can always close our eyes and hear those sounds. It is fun when our kids come home to visit. Two out of the three do not live in the country so we have fun explaining to the grandkids what the various sounds are. Sometimes they don’t buy any of it! They think frogs are only supposed to say “Rivet”!

My mind goes back to the time that we spent in Honduras. Oh, the sounds……Birds singing, crop dusting planes, young boys from El Barro leading their cattle down the road, boys laughing as they chop brush with machetes, children playing. And the list goes on. I hope I don’t burst anyone’s bubble when I tell you that missionaries get homesick. For me it usually hit first thing in the morning. I would walk out of our house ready to begin the day. The heat would slap me in the face. The smell of smoke and dust in the air would be thick. My prayer would be “God I need you today”. Then it would happen. The sound that I will never forget “Veeeki, I love you!!!(spelled phonetically to get the full impact) My reaction was always the same. My eyes would fill with tears and I would say “Thank you God!”. Once again you have met my need. Even now when I close my eyes or doubt if I am really doing what God desires me to do, I can hear those words.

I am sharing all of this because each one of our missionaries who are serving now have replaced familiar sounds with those that many times are unfamiliar. I can guarantee that each of them at some point get homesick. They long for familiar sounds. God calls some of us to go. Praise God that people are still listening and obeying. Not all of us are called to go but we are all commanded to be senders. Romans 10:14-15(NLV) says:  But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard of him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”

Not all can go but all can be Senders . Pray about what your involvement will be. Individually, as a church or as a Women’s Ministries group. Senders are needed so more can go!





Faith Lindsay, Oakland City Unversity student was recently awarded the Memorial Education Scholarship given by General Baptist Women's Ministries.

She was honored with the scholarship during the Fall 2018 semester, but was recognized with a certificate during Honor’s Day.

Part of the award helped her purchase glasses which were so desperately needed. She is wearing them in the picture – and even though the glasses are just an item – having them replaced literally gave her a “new focus”. 

Faith is such a delight to be around. The scholarship will help her conquer her goal of completing a college degree.

A Big Thank you goes out to all the Women who continue to donate to this great Fund!

Just a Reminder! Mother's Day
is May 12th!

When you shop Mother's Day gifts at smile.amazon.com/ch/43-0836649 , AmazonSmile donates to General Baptist Women's Ministries.! Make sure your signed up for Smiles donations to go to Women's Ministries first!
You don’t want to miss Summit this year!

  • Women's Ministries will be hosting three breakout session designed to share the vision of Women's Ministries. Make sure to attend each one!
  • A missionary reception for women to connect and visit with our missionaries.
  • Lots of other surprises at the Women’s Ministries display area.


NEW EXCITING WAYS TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S MINISTRIES!


BOOK CLEARANCE SALE

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When you shop at Kroger and use your rewards card
your purchases not only fed you and your family, it will also help Women's Ministries reach women around the world!

All you have to do is click the image on the right, it will take you to your Kroger rewards account. If you do not have one, you can enroll today!

Log in to your account
go to savings/rewards
click Kroger Community Rewards
Click I'm a customer
Click Community rewards
Enter: QJ875 or General Baptist Women's Ministries

Everytime you shop swipe your rewards card for gas saving points and WM points!



Water Bottle Challenge!




Bring your filled bottles to the Summit, Inside Out or any event you may think a WM representive will be at
or
cash it in and send your check to Women's Ministries









Upcoming Events!

INSIDE OUT 2019

Mark your Calenders and start inviting your friends!
To register go to gbwomen.org website or call Kris @ 573-785-7746

MAY BIRTHDAYS !

May 20 Eden Yeomans - preparing to move to Niger this Summer!
Eden will be 8!
Eden Yeomans
3265 State Rt 181 S.
Greenville, KY 42345

May 23 Ethan Rodriguez - HIs parents are national missionaries in Mexico
Ethan will be 6!
Ethan Rodriguez
Oscar Baylon Chacon 7950-05
El Dorado Tijuana B.C. 22235 Mexico

May 27 Dalaney Wernsing - Her parents are Church planters in Floridia!
Dalaney will be 13!
Dalaney Wernsing
225 N. Main St.
Auburndale, FL 33823

May 28 Eylin Rodriguez - National Missionary in Mexico
Eylin Rodriguez
Oscar Baylon Chacon 7950-05
El Dorado Tijuana B.C. 22235 Mexico

All our missionaires enjoy hearing from you!


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