Alabama Acteen shares during WMU annual meetingcomment (0)
June 28, 2012
National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) missions celebration and annual meeting attendees were introduced to this year’s National Acteen Panelists on June 17.
The National Acteen Panelists are young women chosen from across the United States “based on their commitment to missions and participation and leadership in their Acteens group, church, school and community,” according to WMU’s website.
Acteens is WMU’s missions organization for girls in grades 7 through 12.
Mary Virginia Harper, a member of First Baptist Church, Prattville, shared that she learned boldness in sharing her faith through interactions with a Korean student she met in a high school chemistry class. Harper described him as a devout atheist who would often work “page after page of physics problems that he claimed proved God did not exist.”
“He was so much smarter than me, but I knew that my God, the God who gave Daniel the courage to face the lion’s den, and the God who gave David the strength to overcome Goliath, would give me the words to say to persevere,” Harper said. She continued to share with her friend over the past two years, and though he has not yet made a commitment to Christ, Harper said he’s begun reading his Bible daily and attending church.
“I know that God will continue to work in his life,” Harper said. “Through this experience I have learned that God calls all Christians to be missionaries, even if this simply means being willing to share His love with the people we meet in our everyday lives.”
Each of the six Acteen panelists will receive $1,000 from the Jessica Powell Loftis Scholarship for Acteens from the WMU Foundation.