by Joni Wilkinson, Iowa WMU Coordinator,
Eleven Iowa WMU ladies from five BCI churches attended the 2016 National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration in St. Louis, Missouri, June 11-12, 2016.
The highlight of the time was the presentation of the Dellanna West Obrien Award for Women’s Leadership to our very own Mindy Jamison, Co-Director of the Friendship Baptist Center in Des Moines. Mindy was accompanied by her husband Jon and daughter Maggie.
Iowa WMU nominated Mindy for this special recognition for her 17 years of ministry at the Friendship Center and for the many women she has mentored through the years as they ministered alongside her as volunteers, or summer or semester missionaries. Mindy had a significant impact on these women as they came to better understand God’s leadership in their lives.
Through the weekend of praise music, inspiring words from outgoing Executive Director, Wanda Lee, and newly re-elected National WMU President, Linda Cooper, members were encouraged to continue the mission of WMU. Moving messages by Jeff Iorg, President of Golden Gate Theological Seminary, and testimonies of North American and International Mission Board Missionaries motivated all attendees to “Go and Share the Gospel.”
We encourage women from all BCI churches to grow your WMU groups or investigate how a WMU organization in your church can assist in helping all Christian believers understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. For information, visit www.wmu.com, or contact Joni Wilkinson, BCI WMU Coordinator, 515-979-5414, firstname.lastname@example.org.