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October-November 2014

What's Next for Home Missions?


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A New Address for WNAC

by Elizabeth Hodges


On Saturday, June 28, 27 ladies from three home mission churches gathered in Erie, Pennsylvania, to form the WNAC David Marks Heritage Association of Pennsylvania and New York.

Five home mission churches comprise this association. Although schedule conflicts hindered the other two churches from attending, the ladies of Flagship FWB Church hosted the memorable event. Officers were elected and a constitution adopted.

Several home missionary wives were present for this organizational meeting (pictured above, left to right): Pam Jones and Jenna Altom (Greensburg, PA); Sylvia Martin (Rochester, NY); Michelle Grimes, Marie Drakulic, and Joy Alvis (Erie, PA).

The David Marks Association is comprised of two districts: the David Marks Pennsylvania District and the David Marks New York District. The association will host an annual meeting for the two districts to meet for fellowship. Plans are underway for a retreat meeting in the spring of 2015.

The following officers were elected:

President: Joy Alvis (Erie, PA)
Vice President: Jenna Altom (Greensburg, PA)
Secretary: Michelle Grimes (Erie, PA)
Treasurer: Sylvia Martin (Rochester, NY)
Prayer Chairman: Mandy Miller (Greensburg, PA)
Study Chairman: Marie Drakulic (Erie, PA)
Field Worker South: Pam Jones (Greensburg, PA)
Field Worker North: Jenny Nicholl (Erie, PA)

Unable to attend were Bonnie Freeman (Cranberry, Pennsylvania), Emily Williams and Amanda York (Buffalo, New York). These ladies were “proud moms” on this special day. Their spiritual children are ready to serve.

WNAC supports the home missionaries who diligently worked to plant these five churches in Pennsylvania and New York. Now, the ladies have joined the ranks of WNAC. This is a full circle story. Praise be to God!

About the Writer: Elizabeth Hodges is director of Women Nationally Active for Christ. Learn more:


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