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Together, We Are Texas Missions
2021 I M PA C T AT A G L A N C E Raised a record-breaking
$3,503,935 for Texas Missions. Celebrate with us on page 13.
individuals joined our newly-created WMU of Texas online community.
In October, 22 women volunteers built our
home in Peñitas, Texas through the WMU of Texas Women’s Build Project.
families in Southeast Louisiana with gift cards following Hurricane Ida.
Texas Baptists ministries and missionaries received support through the 2021 Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions.
M E MOR A N DUM S O F U N D E RSTA N D I NG
between WMU of Texas, Texas Baptists, and two Baptist state conventions in East Africa. One memorandum with the Baptist Convention of Tanzania, and the other memorandum with The Baptist Union of Uganda. WMU of Texas will walk alongside women leaders in East Africa as they grow spiritually and disciple others.
new requests for WMU missions-discipleship curriculum.
In response to the devastating winter storm, WMU of Texas and national WMU supported the work of Texas Baptist Men with a
gift from Pure Water, Pure Love and the WMU Heart grant.
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Age-Level Missions Discipleship R E F L E C T I O N S O F A YO U T H L E A D E R Donna Trusty, Youth Director at Green Creek Baptist Church in Dublin and member of WMU of Texas Board of Directors, shares first-hand how her youth were impacted by the new Missions Journey: Student curriculum. How do you use Missions Journey: Students (MJ:S)? One of the benefits of using MJ:S is the adaptability of the curriculum. I can teach a one-time lesson for the month, or I have plenty of material to cover lessons every week for the month. The video format really encourages discussion. Discussion prompts are available as downloads, which provides the opportunity for discussion to be student-led. The students in the group who exhibit leadership qualities can take on the role of facilitator. However, having questions to read can also engage students who are less likely to share thoughts, but are willing to read a question to the group. What is your favorite thing about the new format? The video format helps students visualize and experience the people and the places.
How has MJ:S changed the way you do missions discipleship with your teens? It has encouraged me to grow my youth in missions discipleship. Many of my youth are young in their walk with the Lord. They need help with using their Bible, praying, and sharing Christ with friends and classmates. MJ:S is teaching them about God, the Bible, mission work, and how others share Christ and show God’s love. What would you tell someone to encourage them to give MJ:S a try? If you are looking for a curriculum to help your youth grow, I recommend this one. Not only will MJ:S help students grow, learn, and understand more about missions across the world, it will also help them grow as a disciple of Christ.
2021 MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
2021 NATIONAL AC TEENS PA NEL I STS
104 NEW START REQUESTS IN 2021
M I SSI ON S F RI E N DS
GA/ RA/ C H I L D R E N I N ACT I O N
ACTEENS/CHALLENGERS/ YOUTH ON MISSION M Y M I S SIO N
To learn more about age-level missions discipleship, visit wmutx.org/missions-discipleship
C EL EB R ATIN G O UR TE X AS N ATIO N AL AC TEEN S!
Congratulations, Rana and Hope! Pictured: Kayla Moore (right), Durham Baptist Church, Lewistown, Missouri; Hope Howard (center), Retama Park BC, Kingsville, TX; Rana Seddick (left), Freeman Heights BC, Garland, TX
Newest Team Members In 2021, In 2021, due to natural transitions and vacant positions, we added five new team members to continue to serve churches and individuals around the state. Please feel free to contact the state office for missions resources, speaking engagements, leader training, and more.
RU TH M EN DOZA
JOYC E PORTO
Hispanic Ministries Contractor
Multicultural & Adult Missions Intern
CHRIS ROWLE Y
MARISOL SANDOVA L
Financial Assistant & Sisters Who Care Consultant
Christian Women’s & Men’s Job Corps State Consultant
Administrative Assistant & Office Manager
Visit the Meet the Team on page 18 for contact information. 8
TOGETHER WE ARE
M A K I N G A K I N G D O M I M PAC T Historically, Baptists have pioneered the power of cooperative giving. T H E M A R Y H I L L DAV I S O F F E R I N G F O R T E X A S M I S S I O N S C O N T I N U E S T H E V I S I O N .
Together, let’s celebrate the impact of your gifts…
H I S PA N I C M I N I S T R I E S
Over 690 Bounce Student Disaster Recovery volunteers participated in home rehabilitation and mission projects in 2021, resulting in 99 spiritual conversations, 49 gospel presentations, 6 decisions, and 895 hygiene kits for families along the Texas/Mexico border.
Baptist University of the Americas started 3 new Baptist Bible Institute centers in El Paso, Athens, and Katy. Your gifts helped provide ministry training to equip 77 students as lay leaders.
Hispanic Ministries awarded 30 Ethnic Student Scholarships in 2021.
GO NOW MINISTRIES
In 2021, 286 GO NOW Missionaries shared boldly in 16 states and 9 countries. Two hundred seventyfive Christmas Missionaries reported 4,234 spiritual conversations, 2,204 gospel presentations, and 576 salvations.
At the 2021 Mini-Special Friends Retreat, over 70 campers learned more about perseverance, kindness, and forgiveness through worship and Bible study.
Funding was provided for GC2 Press to translate 2 quarterly Connect 360 Bible Studies into Spanish, Chinese, and Simplified English. The ministry recorded 682 downloads of the Spanish adult curriculum from 8 countries and 13 states.
AFRICAN AMERICAN MINISTRIES (AAM)
E VA N G E L I S M
In 2021, Congreso met virtually by providing a full program to encourage students and churches to impact the next generation. Over 800 students engaged virtually with biblical teachings and worship. The Mary Hill Davis Offering assisted with scholarships for students to attend. Two of those students made professions of faith at the watch party at their church.
At Victory Bowl Week in Waco, Texas (hosted by the Heart of Texas FCA), 300 coaches, athletes, and band members received Bibles. Five prayed to receive Christ, and 155 renewed their commitment to following Christ more intentionally.
AAM started a Preaching Cohort providing preaching and training tools to pastors in Dallas, Houston, Louisiana, and Tyler, training a total of 87 pastors.
More than 5,000 people from 15 different countries connected for leadership training via 56 webinars, Zoom meetings, and YouTube engagements.
If you would like a WMU of Texas team member to share the impact of the Mary Hill Davis Offering, contact us at email@example.com or (214) 828-5152. 14
FINANCIAL IN FORMATION WMU OF TEXAS CONDENSED INCOME STATEMENT AND BALANCE SHEET 12/31/2021 (Unaudited - the annual audit occurs mid-year)
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WOP Texas Missions - Mary Hill Davis
WOP International Missions - Lottie Moon
WOP North American Missions - Annie Armstrong