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How Is the Offering Used?
state Goal: $1,750,000
Who is Janie Chapman?
In 1908 Janie Chapman became the first President of South Carolina WMU (SC WMU) and served for 22 years.
She was said to be a person of strict discipline with inner strength and a gentle spirit. She did her work well for the Lord.
Her personal motto was 1 Cor. 15:58,
58 “So then, Christian brothers, because of all this, be strong. Do not allow anyone to change your mind. Always do your work well for the Lord. You know that whatever you do for Him will not be wasted.”
She gave us an example of a woman who lived out this scripture. While she was president WMU celebrated their 25th anniversary and Janie wrote: “We do not want to live too much in the past-just an occasional reminder of the stalwart (courageous, strong) and true souls who dared to blaze new trails.”
Janie often identified the purpose and power of WMU:
“Spiritual power is the greatest power…The object of our work is soul saving at home and abroad.”
The Janie Chapman offering is still about ‘soul saving,’ sharing Christ here and around the world.