Two FBC Girls Honored
The Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) of the Richmond Baptist
Association and the WMU of Virginia (WMUV) recently honored two First Baptist
The Association named Lacey McRoberts (Left) “Outstanding
GA (Girls in Action) of the year,” and Morella Harris runner up.
The girls were two of the five from throughout the
commonwealth selected by WMUV to be a part of a new program called “Abigail
Girls.” The program’s emphasis is mentoring and leadership development. They
will attend an age-appropriate leadership development retreat and serve as
ambassadors for missions throughout the year.
Lacy is a 5th grader and in her last year as a GA. Morella
is a 4th grader.
To be chosen for the honors, the girls filled out
applications and write essays about the meaning of missions in their lives.
Lacey wrote in her essay, “I love being a GA because yes,
it’s lots of fun, but most importantly I know I am serving God and helping
others. I love being active by doing things such as gymnastics and riding my
bike, but when I’m serving God I am being active because I’m DOING missions.”
Morella wrote, “Doing work for God isn’t really work at
all. It feels good to help the community and work with people who aren’t as
fortunate as me.”
As GA of the Year, Lacey earned a week at CrossRoads Camp
during the summer. Morella received a scholarship to help with her camp.
Lacey will make presentations at several WMU events. She
already has presented to the ladies at their Spring RBA/WMU meeting.