The 2017 WMUV Abigail Girls are Haley Evans, Emily Harris, Victoria Hughes, Meredith McManamey and Kate Motley
Haley lives in South Hill, Virginia and is a member of Sanford Memorial Baptist Church. She is active in her GA group and says that “missions is important to me because I love worshiping God, enjoy helping others and I am able to do all of that while I am doing missions.” She especially enjoyed visiting nursing homes and talking with the residents. She loved being able to see the smiles on each of their faces.
Emily lives North Chesterfield, VA and is a member of Second Branch Baptist Church. Emily’s favorite mission projects are the ones that focus on helping kids. She especially enjoys packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, she says “all the stuff that goes into the shoeboxes is stuff we take for granted. I see pictures of the kids receiving the boxes and it makes me so happy. Another favorite project of her is packing meals for Stop Hunger Now. She likes knowing that one less family will go hungry because of packing the meals.
Victoria, “Tori”, lives in Moseley, VA and is a member of Second Branch Baptist Church. Tori has a passion to help others. At school, she assists kindergarteners to their buses at the beginning of the school year. Tori’s favorite mission projects are to pack shoeboxes for children and to pack purses for homeless women. She loves her GA group and “all the wonderful things” they do.
Meredith lives in Lynchburg, Va and is a member of Chestnut Hill Baptist Church. Meredith has been involved in missions through packing shoeboxes, nursing home ministry, and Stop Hunger Now. This past year, she adopted a young girl from Nicaragua that shares her birthday. She prays daily for Vilma. Meredith’s favorite project is packing shoeboxes. She says, “lives change because kids learn about Jesus’ love when they get a shoebox.”
Kate lives in Gretna, VA and is a member of Midway Baptist Church. Kate also enjoys packing shoeboxes. Her church family collects items all year for shoebox packing parties. Kate says, “the best gift is learning about Jesus.” Kate’s next favorite mission project is “Stop Hunger Now”. She says that missions is important, “because it is showing god’s love and making people happy plus they are learning about Jesus.”
These young ladies began their year as an WMUV Abigail Girl with an overnight retreat at Camp Crossroads in January. They learned about the life of Abigail in 1st Samuel 25 and researched their own leadership traits. The girls will have the opportunity to represent WMUV at Mom and Me in April, at the Get Away in November, be a part of a summer missions experience, and they are planning to attend summer camp at CrossRoads!
Abigail Girls must be active in the children’s missions program of their church and in the 4th, 5th or 6th grade. Applications are due to the state office by October 15, 2017. If you have an outstanding young lady that would like to apply to be an Abigail Girl, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.