March begins the busy season for Kentucky WMU. The Eliza Broadus Offering will be at work over the next few months as we provide a variety of missions experiences for all ages. Thank you for giving and helping us inspire a new generation to “reach Kentucky and the world for Christ,” the challenge of our KBC mission statement.
The season began with the Creative Ministries Festival, March 11-12, at Rich Pond Baptist Church. Students and leaders gathered to not only learn new skills in creative arts, but every participant attended a “Sharing Your Faith” class. We are serious about the importance of evangelism and missions even when doing puppets, clowning, mime, balloons, improvisation, juggling, drama, and more.
Boys and leaders gathered on March 19 for RAMCON, our state Royal Ambassador Missions Congress. There the boys learned about missions from Chris Clarke who works with cowboy churches and equestrian ministries. They also met Robert and Sandy Davis who have served in Senegal and Uganda for many years. There were new challenges this year including Line Gliders and Turtle Races, as well as favorites like Royal Racers and Pit Stop Challenge.
Adult Changers, a unique Kentucky Changers opportunity, will gather at Camp Joy in Brownsville, March 31-April 2, to help with repairs to the camp facility. This will help us more effectively reach children this summer and share the gospel with them. Our thanks to the 30-plus adults who are coming at their own expense to help.
The Kentucky WMU Missions Celebration and Annual Meeting will be April 8-9 at First Baptist Church of Madisonville. You can learn about many different ways that EBO is at work by attending missionary conferences and visiting in our display area. EBO recipients received a special ribbon to place on their displays. Many of the featured conferences are about ministries that can be done in other places. Make this a time to not only learn how EBO dollars are at work, but come for new ministry ideas to take home.
After the Annual Meeting we have retreats, associational leadership training, Mission Adventure for Kentucky Kids, Kentucky Changers, Camp Overnights for girls, Camp Courage for boys, and Excel WMU leadership training in the summer. Yes, EBO is at work through Kentucky WMU and the outcomes just keep growing!
Joy Bolton is executive director-treasurer of Kentucky Woman�s Missionary Union, P.O. Box 436569, Louisville, KY 40253; (502) 489-3534; kywmu.org