Posted on : Monday December 17, 2012

Gayla Parker, BCM/D WMU Executive Director

By Gayla Parker, BCM/D WMU Executive Director

SILVER SPRING, Md.—“Without missions education for children, we are just one generation away of having no missionaries,” said Connie Dixon, WMU Executive Director of New Mexico at the WMU MD/DE Annual Meeting. That statement took my breath away. With all the changes in church culture missions education is often neglected. It is easy to get lost in the immediate needs making anything more seem impossible.

“The Israelites felt the same way when they faced the Red Sea with the Egyptian army at their heels. We may not be Moses but God is still God and HE still parts the waters making a way!” Connie said.

A reminder to me that God is a God of purpose. He places a call in our hearts to different places at different times. And then He parts the waters and makes a way.

For me this annual meeting will be my last as God has placed a new call in my heart. My husband, Freddy, has been called to serve as pastor of Lifeway Church in Little Rock, Ark. As his wife, my call is to follow him and serve as the pastor’s wife at Lifeway.

For my readers over these last 6 ½ years, I have truly been humbled by your faithfulness to read these articles.  It has always been my prayer that God would use them to encourage, inspire and challenge. I have seen God do exceedingly more than I could ever have imagined.  I am indeed blessed more than I deserve.

MD/DE will always hold a special place in my heart, and you will always be in my prayers. Thank you for the privilege of serving with you.