Wisdom-Martin sees new national role as ‘an act of obedience’

by Ken Camp, Managing Editor, Baptist Standard on August 17, 2016 in Blog

DALLAS—When friends approached Sandy Wisdom-Martin about being considered as the next executive director of national Woman’s Missionary Union, she recalled having “a long list of valid reasons” why she should not.

Sandy Wisdom-Martin found joy in her role as executive director-treasurer of Woman's Missionary Union of Texas and grew to love the staff.

She was happy in her role as executive director-treasurer of Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas and loves the people with whom she works. Her husband, Frank, is a hospice social worker who finds deep satisfaction in his ministry. Her daughter, Hannah, starts her senior year of high school this month. Wisdom-Martin didn’t see herself moving to a national post in Alabama.

However, one factor trumped all her reservations. A long time ago, she said, “I put my ‘yes’ on the table” in terms of going wherever God leads.

“My mind never changed about the role with national WMU, but my heart changed about what it means to live in total surrender to the Father,” she said. “The Father had to do a great deal of work in my life through the process. In the end, it became an act of obedience.” READ MORE...


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