What Missionary Care Is All About at Immanuel Baptist Church
Women’s Missionary Fellowship (WMF) is the personal face of Immanuel’s missionary program, meeting the specific needs of each missionary family, or single through regular correspondence, gifts celebrating birthdays and Christmas, and special projects. A few recent examples are baby clothes for a new missionary mother in Malaysia, language programs for missionaries in Africa and Greece, Bibles for state legislators, gift bags for the members of a ladies’ Bible study hosted by a missionary, and even a new computer for a retired missionary.
But the most essential thing we do for them is pray.
WMF ladies also oversee Immanuel’s two townhomes named for Mary Elizabeth Baker (see note). When a missionary returns for furlough, WMF is there making sure that they will receive a warm welcome with essential groceries and a clean and well-decorated home away from home.
Do you have a love for missions? Do you wish you could “do” something to advance the Gospel at home or around the world? Do you pray? Our groups meet (usually monthly) in various locations around the Greater Richmond area to pray for the group’s assigned missionaries and fellowship with other women. Contact Martha Hancock, Recording Secretary, at 804-513-4583 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Note: Mary Baker was sent out as a missionary from Immanuel to the Congo in 1946. She served for 18 years as a faithful and beloved Bible teacher and evangelist. She and 12 others were martyred.