Kentucky WMU ‘Rise Up and Shine’ at 115th annual meeting

Originally published in Western Recorder-

FRANKFORT—Members of the Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union can “Rise Up and Shine” by ministering to the “quartet of the vulnerable,” Sandy Wisdom-Martin, executive director of National WMU, shared with the 445 attendees at the 115th annual meeting and missions celebration of the Kentucky WMU on April 6-7.

The quartet in Zechariah 7:9-10 includes the widow, the fatherless, the foreigner, and the poor, explained Wisdom-Martin, who delivered the theme interpretation throughout the weekend. Wisdom-Martin encouraged Kentucky WMU to “Rise Up and Shine” in various areas of their lives and in different ways. Continue reading “Kentucky WMU ‘Rise Up and Shine’ at 115th annual meeting”


Orphan care highlighted at Ky WMU annual meeting

Originally published in Western Recorder-

FRANKFORT—Years ago, Michelle Chitwood and her husband Paul, the executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention, began a foster care/adoption journey.
Now, each Sunday, Michelle leaves her husband and children (which includes one adopted daughter and one foster daughter as well as their older brother and sister, the Chitwood’s biological children), picks up an order of chicken McNuggets, fries and ranch dressing, and spends the afternoon at Maryhurst Treatment Center in Louisville.

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WMU prayer walks Kentucky State Capitol

Originally published in Western Recorder-

FRANKFORT—Members of the Kentucky WMU flooded the Rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, hosted in part by Steve Weaver, the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s Capitol Commission chaplain, during their annual meeting in Frankfort on April 6.

State Treasurer Allison Ball, the youngest elected female politician in the state of Kentucky and a former GA, spoke and emphasized the importance and power of prayer.

“I actually think that there’s something providential about you being here, today, right now. I have the growing sense that it’s more important than ever right now for us to be in prayer for our state,” Ball said, noting that she didn’t realize that the ladies were gathered for a prayer rally until after she already felt led to speak about prayer.  Continue reading “WMU prayer walks Kentucky State Capitol”