by Norma Gunter
I finally got around to mailing my list of women who have influenced my life and faith. I came up with 25 names and I’m sure I could come up with more if I tried. The American Baptist Women’s Ministry of WV came up with the Million Women Movement in 2014. The following is from the ABW SEASONS magazine:
“Million Women Movement is a way for us to declare God’s might and goodness throughout the world. It is a way to honor the women who have blessed us in many ways throughout the years AND gather funds that will springboard new ministries by and for women in the coming years. It seeks to meet God where He is doing new things and in faith join Him in His work. The movement is not about the past and not about the present, but about the future and God’s amazing, innovative movement in the world.
YOU have an opportunity and privilege to be a part of life changing work that seeks only to glorify God and declare His praises in the United States and around the world. The Mission Women Movement is not about who can raise the most money. It is not about how many projects can be funded. It is not about adding an endowment fund. It is not about us … It is about God! Each new initiative benefits from the money collected and will stand as a witness to our faith and trust in God to take what we give and multiply it in miraculous ways.”
I hope I haven’t waited too long to get my names in the book of women that will be presented at the 2015 Women’s Day celebration. “The Million Women Movement book will be a visible reminder of the work, contribution, dedication and faith of women in the past and present.”
For each name I wrote down I was to send $1.00. “The funds collected will go towards initiatives that will evangelize, disciple, encourage, educate and empower women in West Virginia, the United States and around the world.” I pray that you have already sent your list of women who have influenced your life to ABW Ministries of West Virginia in Parkersburg, WV 26104.
Don’t forget the 37th annual ABW Spiritual Growth Retreat September 25-27th at Parchment Valley Conference Center.