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Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’

Who is Edna McMillan?

Posted by Rick on September 1, 2009

This biography was taken directly from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma‘s website:

Edna McMillan

The Oklahoma State Missions Offering is named in honor of Edna McMillan, a woman who led the passionate cause of reaching Oklahomans with the Gospel.

Edna learned early in life how to serve others as she grew up in Attala, Mississippi in the late 1800s. Her parents were a great influence as she learned how to pray from her father and how to serve others from her mother.

After graduating with honors from the Huntsville Female College in Alabama in 1890, she married a young Baptist man, George McMillan. She respected his quest for Godly character and was inspired when she first met him during a church service where he pledged a generous amount to a special missions offering.

Both of the McMillans became faithful stewards of their time and their resources. George served in church and worked in the oil business. they settled in Muskogee in 1902 and spent most of their lives in Bristow. Edna held numerous roles in the church and worked diligently and tirelessly for Oklahoma Woman’s Missionary Union. She held many positions in WMU and served as state WMU president for 11 years from 1927 to 1938.

Edna was an effective communicator and consistently challenged Oklahoma Baptists to give generously to state missions. In 1932, she said, “A rich man is one who has enough for himself and enough left over to help others. Though he be possessed of millions, a man is poor, who has only enough for himself.”

The state WMU Board in 1939 met in Muskogee where Edna was surprised to hear the recommendation and later unanimous vote to name the State Missions Offering in her honor. Through her many travels and days away from home to champion the mission cause, Edna never accepted a penny for her expenses.

God gave Edna McMillan the understanding that there is no better time to reach the lost than today. She understood that Now Is the Time to reach Oklahomans with the Gospel. Will you continue in her legacy?

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Edna McMillan Offering Begins – Church Goal $500

Posted by Rick on September 1, 2009

2009 Edna Offering

September is the month that we participate in the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering for Oklahoma.  Our church goal is $500; the statewide goal is $1,150,000.00

100% of the money given will be used to fund mission projects right here in Oklahoma.

How much can you give?

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Edna McMillan Offering Report

Posted by Rick on September 30, 2008

I am happy to announce that we surpassed our goal of $500 for the Edna McMillan Offering for State Missions.  Our final tally is $562.00.

Now, we need to start considering what we will give to the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions.  That offering will start in December.  Go ahead.  Pray about what you should give.  Start saving a little bit now.  Together, we can make a difference!

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Edna McMillan Offering Update

Posted by Rick on September 16, 2008

As of September 15, we have collected $105 for our Edna McMillan State Missions Offering.  Our church goal is $500, so we have $395 to go.

Won’t you prayerfully consider what you will give to mee this goal?

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Edna McMillan Update

Posted by Rick on September 9, 2008

We have collected $75 towards our church goal of $500 for the Edna McMillan State Missions Offering for Oklahoma.

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Edna McMillan Offering Goals Announced

Posted by Rick on July 30, 2008

The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has announced the goals for the 2008 Edna McMillan State Missions Offering.  The statewide goal is $1,050,000.  The “Hallelujah Goal is $1,100,000.

The time for salvation is today. Now is the time to share the Gospel with those in Oklahoma who need Christ. Through your support of the Oklahoma State Missions Offering, nearly 30 ministries seize the opportunity to share Christ each day. Whether it’s a Disaster Relief volunteer, resources for our emerging generation, a new church plant or a Strategic Focus Community partnership, the Oklahoma State Missions Offering funds go above and beyond your regular tithe to provide additional funding to impact lostness in our state.

Our statewide goal is $1,050,000. Through the offering, Oklahoma Baptists are:

  1. Impacting areas all over our world and state effected by natural disaster
  2. Seeking to engage the Emerging Generation that is disappearing from our churches
  3. Planting new churches that embrace social, economic, and cultural distinctives in order to bridge the gap between Christ and the lost
  4. Inspiring, training, and funding associational churches to strategically focus on specific unchurched communities through Church Planting, Outreach Evangelism and Outreach Sunday School

Begin praying today and ask the Lord how He would have you support the Oklahoma State Missions Offering because “Now Is The Time!” Let’s make a difference in our state and see our world changed!

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