Women on Missions honor missionaries

The Women on Mission of the Rochelle Baptist Church met Wednesday, Jan. 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall. The meeting was opened with a birthday celebration honoring the missionaries who had birthdays on Jan. 2. A birthday cake decorated with the world and Happy Birthday Missionaries was displayed. A candle honoring each missionary was placed upon the cake and each were remembered in prayer. Betty Knutson, program chairman, introduced the program. Vi Vicks presented a short program on the Women on Mission group from the North Pulaski Baptist Church in Arizona. The ladies make and distribute the “Cross in My Pocket” with a poem attached in Spanish. Mrs. Vicks showed the members the cross in my pocket and told how to make them. Betty Myers then shared the story of “The Shuwa Arabs of Chad.” Also called Baggara, they are seminomadic farmers and cattle herders in central Chad. Most are Muslim, observing the five pillars of the Muslim faith. Mrs. Knutson shared the story of “Street Children of Kenya.” She told the story of John whose dad had abandoned him, his mother, and three brothers and the life they lived in the slums of a small town in Central Kenya. Lorene Hurd concluded the program by sharing an inspirational story, They Shall Eat and Be Satisfied” from the book “Beyond Belief” by Barbara Joiner. The bible study “A Woman’s Heart” has resumed and it is held each Tuesday morning at 9:30 at the fellowship hall. All ladies of the community are invited to attend. The next meeting of the WOM will be Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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