Editor’s note: The Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations is Oct. 20–26, 2019.
By Sandy Wisdom-Martin
Exec. Dir., Southern Baptist WMU
I suppose he had to be the first denominational celebrity I ever met, though I did not know it at the time. I heard whispers in the halls of our tiny country church when I was a child: “Mr. Whitmer is here today.” Mr. Whitmer was our associational missionary, as the role was called then. He would usually visit our church twice a year.
God uses others to shape and mold us, and my story is incomplete if I leave out the role of the association in my spiritual and leadership formation. Here are some examples: [Read more…]