May has always been a favorite month. As a child, I remember the May Day celebration at my elementary school and getting old enough to participate in the may pole dance. We each had a streamer and there was a dance to music as we circled the may pole and wove the streamers around it.
For Kentucky WMU, May is our month to provide WMU SALT, State Associational Leadership Training. On Saturday, May 15, associational WMU leaders are invited to the Kentucky Baptist Building for a day of conferences. This year, associational leaders will be introduced to our new theme for 2010-12, Unhindered! and will learn about our new Project HELP emphasis on Human Exploitation. Associational leaders will focus on their roles in their association and how to enhance WMU work in the association and churches. If you are an associational WMU leader, it’s not too late to register. The registration fee includes lunch and special resources for you as an associational WMU leader. Visit the SALT page (www.kywmu.org/salt) on the Kentucky WMU web site for more information and a registration form.
May is also time to get registered for camp. Kentucky WMU offers Missions Adventure camps at Cedar Crest starting June 14. We have two GA weeks, two mother/daughter overnights, an Acteens Overnight, and two Express Camps that are coed. Learn more at www.kywmu.org/camp. Cedar Crest is located on the grounds of Cedarmore, just outside of Bagdad, Kentucky in Shelby County.
We also offer three overnights at Jonathan Creek in Western Kentucky. On June 25-26 we will have a Mother/Daughter Overnight, GA Overnight, and Acteens Splash. It’s a great weekend to bring girls, moms, and leaders together for missions experiences and lots of fun. Learn more at www.kywmu.org/camp.
Here’s a May missions idea from Eastern Kentucky: Hold a birthday party for all the Kentucky missionaries in your area. We have over 120 MSC missionaries serving in our state, in addition to a number of career missionaries. Find out who serves in your area and have an associational or regional event in their honor. I will be attending a “Happy Birthday Missionary Party” in Hazard on May 1st. WMU of Three Forks Baptist Association is hosting this event to honor the missionaries and their families. This is a great idea and I hope others will do an annual party in their area.
Wishing you lots of May flowers. Joy