The March Missions Mosaic is another special issue! The Week of Prayer for North American Missions articles were written by our own Shirley Cox of Mount Vernon. Shirley’s writing touches many lives. These articles are being read across our country as people pray and give for missions in North America. Thank you, Shirley, for your passion to tell missions stories and encourage people to respond as God leads.
Among the letters to the editor was one from a WMU group that had provided a baby shower for 30 women in Jasper, Kentucky. They worked with Bessie McPeek, also known as the diaper lady. Bessie was featured on the front of Missions Mosaic several years ago thanks to a story by Shirley Cox.
And then on the last page, Wanda Lee wrote about a visit to Korea and of being in the KBWMU office. During the visit with Sook Jae Lee, executive director, Wanda had noted a picture of Lucy Wagner, an IMB missionary, who influenced the development of WMU in Korea. Because Kentucky WMU had a partnership with Korea WMU from 2006-10, I was most interested in this article. During my own visits to the KBWMU office, I had also noted the picture of Lucy Wagner and heard how much that Sook Jae appreciated her influence.
Please continue to pray for Sook Jae and Soonshil (who came here to seminary and worked with us). Soonshil has been named the new executive director and is serving as co-director until Sook Jae retires next year. We are thankful for our connection with Korea Baptist WMU and will always rejoice in the Lord’s blessings on their work. Likewise, give thanks for Lucy Wagner whose name still appears on the missionary prayer calendar on Feb. 21.