April, 2020     
 
    This has been a year like no other.  I didn’t anticipate the changes in the world that we are experiencing right now, did you?  However, should we be surprised?  The disciples didn’t understand what Jesus had told them until it had come to pass.  The signs of the times are all around us, we better be prepared for His return is coming soon. We’d better be about our Father’s business because the day of the Lord is drawing near. “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.” Matthew 24:42. We must remember we are God’s people and we are responsible for carrying the message of HOPE to the lost!  Let’s take that serious as we serve Him in the National WMA!
     We have followed along with the actions of the BMAA and kept the same officers for the coming year.  We plan to keep the same theme for the coming year which is so relevant with the world’s current situation, “Share the Vision.”  We need to be sharing the love of God and His truth more than ever with those around us.  Our meeting place for 2021 will be the same in Waxahachie.  The Recommendation Committee has voted to keep “Missionary Care” as our project for the coming year.      Ladies, just think what it must be like to be in a foreign county, far away from family and friends and possibly good medical care with this corona virus situation going on in the world.  We need to support “Missionary Care” with great zeal! Please help keep this very worthy cause in our conversation with the ladies in our church groups.  Make it real and personal by following the ministries of different missionaries and the struggles and the victories they experience in their ministries. The more they know, the more they will be willing to give.  A big “Thank You” to Bro. Jerry and Sis. Sue Kidd for all the visits they made to different states and meetings to help us promote this project and for all their hard work and the love they give in caring for our BMA missionaries all over the world.  Remember Bro. Jerry and Sis. Sue in your prayers as they have recently experienced some difficulties and trials in their lives.      
     We did have one cause that was going to be nominated at our meeting.  It is the Darlene Carey Institute in the Philippines.  We are not going to be open for nominations for next year and the Darlene Carey Institute will be our project for 2021-2022.      
     This last weekend I packed away all my stuff I had ready for our meetings April 27 and 28th (how was it all going to fit in my car?). We have to look ahead and keep plugging on for the Lord.  Stay in His word and live it out before others.  Remember His hope and share it with others for we are closer everyday to His return. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11     
     If you have questions or a need in your WMA or Women’s Ministry that we can help you with, please let me know.  Keep informed by checking the website or Facebook page regularly.  God Bless you all!
 
Jodi Rhea
President
 
 
 
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April 3, 2020
 
Dear Ladies of the BMA,

      I hope everyone is surviving well.  I also pray that everyone is healthy.  Let’s pray for one another as we look to the Lord to help us weather this storm!  Let’s pray that God will help the doctors nd a cure and a prevention for the Coronavirus.

      I just want to remind you that we just have until April 27th to get our oerings in for our National Project, Missionary Care. Lets show our missionaries that we care.  Lets pray for their health and safety as they serve in America and on foreign ground. Please send all oerings to our Treasurer, Pat Duncan, at PO Box 30, Hardy, AR 72542.

      Please pray for the Recommendation Committee as they are voting for the next National Project for 2020 – 2021 which will be announced at a later time. Until then, be safe and well.

 

God bless!

Jodi Rhea,

National WMA

President

 
 
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Dear Women of the BMA,
    I am sure that most of you have heard that the National BMA of America meeting in April has been cancelled. That means our WMA meeting and Women’s Conference have been canceled also.  We are having to make some decisions we have never had to make before.  The BMA are keeping the same slate of officers for the coming year with the same speaker, in the same place and so we have decided to do the same. We will carry on our theme “Share the Vision” and hope that all the scheduled speakers will still be available next year.
    We have not half way reached our goal on our project, “Missionary Care.”  We usually have a very good offering at the business meeting which we will not have this year. If you still have an offering to give, please, please mail it to Pat Duncan by April 27th. We need to care for our Missionaries as they are caring for the world! They serve sacrificially, let us give sacrificially!
    The deadline for project nominations for the coming year is April 1st.  We only have one at this time and it is to help in the construction of the Darlene Carey Institute at the Philippine College.  I will let you know April 2nd if there have been any nominations.  Please be checking the website or Facebook (National WMA of BMAA) for further information these next weeks.
    I am saddened at the thought of not meeting together this year, but I respect the decision of the officers of the BMA.  I pray this corona virus situation will soon pass and
each one of you will be safe and healthy.  If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know.
 
God bless!
Jodi Rhea,
President