Each year we learn of individuals and couples that sense God’s call and leading to serve in ministries across Kentucky. On Friday, April 10th, twelve of these new missionaries will be commissioned by the Kentucky Baptist Convention, in conjunction with Kentucky WMU, during the WMU annual meeting at the Sand Spring Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.
These missionaries range in age from 20s to 70s, and serve in a variety of ministries. Some have come to us from other states, while others are serving within their own home state or even their hometown.
Prior to the commissioning service, the missionaries will spend their morning and afternoon in orientation to learn more about the Kentucky Baptist Convention, Cooperative Program, and resources available to them. This time of networking with each other is most valuable.
The new missionaries are:
- Frank & Judy Caulder (from Lugoff, SC), serving as Directors of Sacks of Love Ministry in Harlan County.
- Lillian Cottingham (from Jackson, GA), serving as an Evangelism Catalyst with Crossroads Community Baptist Church & Learning Center in Whitley City.
- Holly Decker (from Barbourville), serving as a Mission Support Catalyst with Cedaridge Ministries in Williamsburg.
- Joyce Flaugher (from Falmouth), serving as Mobilization Consultant with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
- David & Susan Hampton (from Corbin), serving as Disaster Relief Childcare Specialists with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
- Jonathan Herald (from Manchester), serving as Missionary to Vulnerable Children & Families with Manchester Baptist Church and God’s Closet in Manchester.
- Katheryn Pope (from Mt. Vernon), serving as Director of the Rockcastle Baptist Association’s Community Mission Team.
- Paul & Mary Jo Radosevich (from Decatur, AL), serving as Directors of Calvary Campus in Blackey.
- Madison Sawyers (from Corbin), serving as Disaster Relief Childcare Specialist with the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
- Lorie Wells (from Corbin), serving as a Mission Support Catalyst with Cedaridge Ministries in Williamsburg.
You will not want to miss this special service and meet our newest Kentucky missionaries. Perhaps you can connect with them and learn of ways to be a support to them in these ministries.
The 2015 Kentucky Missionary of the Year will also be recognized during this service.
For more information on the activities of the WMU meeting go to www.kywmu.org/annualmeeting.
Hope to see you there.