FRANCES BROWN AND HER IMPACT ON MICHIGAN
Michigan Baptists remember Frances Brown as our first executive director of Michigan Woman’s Missionary Union (1958-78) as well as her high allegiance to Jesus Christ and His cause of global missions around the world and here in Michigan.
Frances had a view of the entire world as she lived, traveled and served for twenty years here in Michigan. She repeatedly reminded men, women, and children that Michigan needed to know Jesus. Realizing the spiritual needs of our continually changing state with the tapestry of races and cultures, she led the way for us to pray for missions here in Michigan. Frances was always ready to help associations and churches when called. After her death in 1979, the Baptist State Convention of Michigan named the state mission offering in her memory, Frances Brown State Mission Offering.
THE STATE MISSION OFFERING
The Frances Brown State Mission Offering is an annual offering taken by Michigan Baptist Churches to fund special mission projects for starting, strengthening, and sending churches within the state of Michigan.
The 2018 Frances Brown State Mission Offering goal is $90,000 and will be allocated as follows:
THE POWER OF ONE: MULTIPLIED
We face a massive task in reaching every person in the State of Michigan with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Think of the astonishing achievements that would be possible when every member of every church is involved in praying, serving and giving. A multiplication of involvement by every single believer of Jesus Christ.
This is what is needed in every church today:
It is a week of prayer when everyone could devote time to prayer and worship. Lifting up our Michigan Pastors and Church Planters who are beginning new works in our State.
A key role is played by each one of us. Together we use are skills and ability to do the work that God has given us to do. If we are to achieve what God is calling us to do we need this multiplication of volunteers.
If our convention of churches is to achieve everything that God is calling us to do, we will need everyone giving. As everyone becomes involved in giving, God is able to multiply our gifts and do more than we could ever ask or even imagine.
“THEN GOD’S MESSAGE FLOURISHED AND MULTIPLIED” ACTS 12:24
The success of God's plans is never in question. All that God intended shall surely come to pass.
Will you pray and ask God how you can have an impact on Michigan?
How will you pray, give and serve to help see God’s Word multiplied in Michigan?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Hodnett is the Women's Ministries/WMU Director for the BSCM. She attends Lakepointe Church in Macomb, MI.