Walk of Faith

Helen Lee Lambirth

Helen Lee Lambirth served as the NM WMU President from 1966 to 1971 then again from 1978-1982. She was a faithful servant to NM WMU and also to her GA group that she taught at First Baptist Church, Elida for many years. Helen Lee not only taught both my girls in GA and helped teach them to have a heart for missions. She also saw a leader in me and took me to my first WMU week at Glorieta in 1994. That was where I felt the calling and wanted to be a part of WMU.

Connie Dixon, honoring her missions mentor, Helen Lee Lambirth


Gwen and Don Reece

Gwen and Don Reece spent 35 years as missionaries to Nigeria.  It was during the Nigerian/Biafran war that Gwen had to leave with the children, but Don stayed to help in the medical clinic.  He took meds to the Leprosy colony nearby and cleaned their sores. He dug a pit to fill with water to baptize those who, during that time, accepted Christ. 

He took people away from their compound to save them from the army that was closing in on them  The remaining missionaries prayed that he could escape without any problems. Their prayer was that rain would come and fill the gulley so the army couldn't get across.  
sure enough the rains came in downpours and it stopped the army.  

Prayers were the instrument of protection for them in many ways.

Ruth King

I will forever be grateful to Ruth King who introduced my tiny church in Southern Illinois to Acteens. She faithfully met with the few girls who gathered. She helped me see the vast world beyond my rural county through God's eyes. Her efforts enabled me to understand I have a part in God's plan.

Sandy Wisdom-Martin, honoring her former Acteens leader, Ruth King