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 lady who made this statement was Edna McMillan.  She was born in the late 1800’s in Mississippi. She was taught at an early age how to pray by her father and how to serve others by her mother. She married George McMillan in 1890 and the couple moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1902. Both of the McMillans became faithful stewards of their time and resources as they served in their local church. Edna was especially active in WMU, serving as state president for 11 years.

In 1939 the WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) board voted unanimous to name the State Missions Offering in her honor. She spent tireless hours and hundreds of miles on the road to promote giving to Oklahoma State Missions. She never accepted a penny for her services.

Edna McMillan saw a need to reach Oklahomans for Christ back in the early 1900’s, and the need is still relevant today. By giving to the Edna McMillan State Mission Offering this year, you are supporting church planting, disaster relief, collegiate ministry, and evangelism projects, all right here in Oklahoma. Jesus said, “I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields.  They are ripe for harvest”

This year the Missions Team for First Baptist Church Lawton has set a goal of $10,000. We will make a special emphasis during the month of September to reach and surpass this goal. I urge you to pray what the Lord would have you to give this year, and give exactly what He lays on your heart.

Jack Newell
Missions Team Leader

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