WOMAN'S MISSIONARY UNION (WMU)
WMU 2023-2024 Theme:
“Christian Women on Mission with God: Seeking First His Kingdom through Faith, Unity, Peace, and Compassion" Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 10:23-25
As we embark upon another term in the New Era District Association, the women of the Woman’s Missionary Union greet you in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
With a transition to new leadership, we reflect on our rich history and experiences of past successes
and blessings, and prepare to move forward in the Name of Jesus.
Our Theme reminds us that our mission remains the same, the mission given by God our heavenly Father. He gave us His mission as a command in the Gospel of Matthew 28:19-20. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. A-men.” (KJV)
So our mission is His mission. We must join God on His mission! We are grateful for each
opportunity to serve our Lord by showing compassion to our brothers and sisters in need
throughout the year, at home, across the state and nation, and in foreign lands. We must
reflect the Light of Jesus and demonstrate His love as we move through our lives each day, so
that some unsaved soul will be drawn to the Master and be saved!
President Lora Griffin
President Emeritus: Ruthy Sanders
1st Vice President: Karen Bradley
2nd Vice President: Sandra Jones
Youth Director: Shavon Brown
Associate Youth Director: Avis McGary
Recording Secretary: Tracy Reed
Asst. Recording Secretary: vacant
Corresponding Secretary: Brenda Rucker
Asst. Corresponding Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Lisa Weaver
Financial Secretary: Cathey Davis
Mrs. Lora Griffin, President
FIRST PRESIDENT: Mrs. Susie Pendleton 1908‐1912
SECOND PRESIDENT: Mrs. Rosie Gipson 1912‐1916
THIRD PRESIDENT: Mrs. Mamie Johnson 1916‐1929
FOURTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Ethel K. Thomas 1929‐1951
FIFTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Nannie M. Marshall 1951‐1956
SIXTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Ethel J. Talley 1956‐1970
SEVENTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Annie M. Tucker 1970‐1983
EIGHTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Ruthy Sanders 1983‐1997
NINTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Erma Eason 1997‐2001
TENTH PRESIDENT: Ms. Elouise Dukes 2001‐2005
ELEVENTH PRESIDENT: Ms. Onita Omorodion 2005‐2011
TWELFTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Irma Johnson 2011‐ 2017
THIRTEENTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Jacqueline Brown 2017- 2023
FOURTEENTH PRESIDENT: Mrs. Lora Griffin 2023-
PIONEERS OF THE WOMEN'S AUXILIARY
Former WMU Presidents
The NED WMU will have its Foreign Mission Prayer Observance Program via Zoom on Thursday December 1
Foreign Mission Activities/ Communications
(visit the GALLERY to see ministry photos)
January 1, 2023
Friends and Family!
I hope you have all had a wonderful time this Christmas with your loved ones. Christmas this year was so much fun and I really enjoyed the time I was able to spend with everyone. Every year we ask each other what Christmas traditions their families have and we try to implement those. So this year looked like matching pajamas, eggs benedict for breakfast on Christmas Eve, cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning, reading the Christmas story, carols by candlelight, and of course a secret Santa for exchanging gifts. Friends and Family!
I hope you have all had a wonderful time this Christmas with your loved ones. Christmas this year was so much fun and I really enjoyed the time I was able to spend with everyone. Every year we ask each other what Christmas traditions their families have and we try to implement those. So this year looked like matching pajamas, eggs benedict for breakfast on Christmas Eve, cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning, reading the Christmas story, carols by candlelight, and of course a secret Santa for exchanging gifts.
God continues to amaze me with His kindness and love throughout this whole journey of midwifery. From the amazing people that He has brought into my life, to the beautiful life that I am privileged to help bring into this world. I could not have chosen a better path for my life in 2022! I’m so thankful that Jesus is in control and doing life with Him has been the absolute best!
Being fully funded for the December tuition payment
Being surrounded by an amazing Jesus-loving community
Going into 2023 healthy and whole
Vision and direction from God on where to go next for my 6-month internship and provision for that
Continued strength in my physical body and academically as I forge ahead to finish the program well
Maintaining good relationships with the people around me
Continuing to listen to Holy Spirit as I navigate through 2023 and a deeper intimacy with Jesus in the coming year
Thank you so much for your continued love and financial support!
I would not be able to do this without you and I wouldn’t want to.
My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude for each and every one of you! Praying for God's very best for you as you begin 2023! You may send your gifts of financial support to:
2634 Lockridge Ave
Kansas City, MO 64128
October 31, 2022
The children of Loving Haiti Philadelphia
Church and Orphanage in Pignon, Haiti
Dear NED WMU Sisters.
Attached is a recent picture of the children and workers of LHPB that shows some of the orphans and members of the church we support in Haiti. We thank you for your donations this year and pray that you will continue to support Rev. Francois Romelus and the children at Loving Haiti Philadelphia Baptist Church and Orphanage. Per Rev. Romelus all of the children now have a pair of shoes and they were able to bless others in their area.
Things in Haiti are not good. Here is a portion of the latest email I received from Rev. Romelus on October 26, 2022.
Hello my sister Jacqueline Brown
How are you?
I just thinking of you my sister and immediately I write you.
How are my others friends . Hope they are all doing well with God.
In Haiti, things not working well. So many problems, insecurity. Violences, kidnapping , no gas, life is vey hard.
We continue to pray our God he is an control of all.
Schools not opened yet. All the kids stay at home.
Please remember to help pray for this country, Haiti.
Thanks for all your supports and love
God bless you
My sisters, I pray that you will be encouraged to support our Christmas Package by sending a financial donation to NED WMU for Haiti or donate the items listed below. We need the donations before November 25, 2022. You can contact me, Sis. Jackie Brown at # 816 523-3896 to arrange at drop-off or pick-up.
1. Sanitary products. napkins, pads, tampons, are needed.
2. Tee shirts - boys or girls Small to Large
3. Underwear -boys or girls Small to Large
4. Footie socks - boys or girls
Thank you. Be safe and be blessed.
Sis. Jackie Brown, WMU President
Rev. Gregory Nichols, District Moderator