W A C Michigan State

Michigan State Women Active for Christ
July/August 2012
President’s Corner!
Michigan State
WAC Executive
Mattie Riley
Vice President:
Sherry McBroom
Pauline Penix
Ass’t Sec’y/Treas:
Angela McGinnis
Field Worker:
Katy Taylor
Ass’t Field Worker:
Rosemary Fairchild
Members at Large:
Fellowship District
Donna Riley
Liberty District
Joyce Kincaid
West MI District
Geraldine Muncy
Wolverine District
Susan Newton
Inside this issue:
President’s Corner
Wolverine District
WNAC Update
The Johnsons
Nifty Tips
Riggs Update
Battle Creek Update
Female Heart
Female Heart
Attacks continued
Sherry McBroom
North Warren FWB
[email protected]
and early summer
"HOT" weather.
reaching as high as 102 degrees and a high heat index it
is hard to stay cool unless you
are indoors with a cooling device. Fans, air conditioning, ice
water, etc. help some while
indoors but when going outside
into the heat you will suffer
But just imagine spending eternity where the fire never dies
and there is no relief to quench
the constant pain. What a terrible place to be forever! This
constant horrific pain never
ends. The temperatures cool
here and we have relief.
Just remember that when we
reach our heavenly home the
weather will always be perfect.
We can enjoy our new home
without pain and suffering. I am
looking forward to my final
reward in heaven. I will be lookWolverine District News!
By Mattie Riley
ing for you to join me where we
will praise our Lord forever.
I encourage you to bring your
friends with you to the 2012
State Retreat, September 20,21
and 22 at Holiday Inn French
Quarters in Perrysburg, Ohio.
The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Hodges, our National Leader. She is a great leader and an
excellent speaker. We know you
will enjoy her while getting a
blessing and updates of activities, etc. Our theme is "A Woman
of Many Hats." If you wish to
join in the fun, bring a hat with
you to wear at the meetings,
especially the Banquet. (Not
required but suggested if you
wish to participate.)
I am looking forward to seeing
each of you in September.
God bless you and your families
as you continue to work for Him.
Special thoughts, memories and
Michigan State WAC
Boy, it seems like once the
Fourth of July has passed, the
summer quickly does the
same thing. . . but in reality, it
has just begun. Nevertheless,
the retreat is approaching
fast, and we hope you are
planning on attending.
If you want to have an easy
registration, you can pay your
full balance owed when you
send in your form. Then,
when you get there, you simply have to sign in and not
stand in line to pay. Make
sure you include all the
names of the people you intend to share a room with. Sis.
Pauline has been Secretary a
very long time, and she is
good, but she is not a mind
reader! Please consider her,
and her Assistant Angela
McGinnis when you are sending you your forms. Include
addresses and phone numbers too, please.
We are excited about our
theme: “A Woman of Many
Hats” and know the speakers
will touch our hearts.
By Katy Taylor
The Wolverine District ladies
are so sweet! I have discovered that our ladies are touching many lives through their
kindness. One church is sewing pillowcases for young children at a nearby hospital out of
cheerful kid material. I can only
imagine the smiles these pillowcases produce. This group
also sews walker bags for some
seniors. Some ladies I know
made hundreds of Christmas
stockings for children. Some
ladies made little dresses for
children. Another group collects local grocery receipts to
help the young people, earning
one cent for each dollar spent.
This is something most people
just throw away. Pop can tabs
are so easy to save. When
collected, they are sent to the
veteran’s hospital. I know that
so many more are doing things
that are an outreach to others.
What are you doing? Look
around, assess your ladies
interests, abilities and resources. Do what you can for
those around you!
I know our ladies are praying
for all involved in the retreat.
Many of our ladies are hoping
to attend and some have a
part in the schedule.
Our next meeting is on Novem-
ber 17th at Central church.
(Please note date is corrected
from last publication). It is
about “Treasure”. You will be
blessed. Plan to come out to
worship and fellowship.
District President
Katy Taylor
Michigan State WAC
Women Nationally Active for Christ
Now on State
Association website:
Look for the WAC
tab and find updates
and our newsletter.
We appreciate
WNAC for all
they do for
FWB women
Free Bible Study: Conflict Resolution
and missions.
Thank you!
As part of its ministry to the greater Body of Christ,
WNAC now offers a complete Bible study: “Treating
Muscle Tension: Resolving Conflict within the Body of
Christ.” Written by Dr. Jacquelyn Rasar, this free, reproducible resource is suitable for individual or small
group use. The study can be downloaded from the
WNAC reporting States
WNAC website.
P.O. Box 5002
Antioch, TN
To God Be the Glory!
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5002
Antioch, TN 370115002
(615) 760-6123
Please pray for our
Tim and Kristi
[email protected]
Verlin and Debbie
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Greetings from Spain—Tim and Kristi Johnson
Dear Michigan Ladies,
Please pray…
I shared a special prayer request with many of you at the
retreat last year. I wanted to
give you an update on this request and let you know how you
can keep praying.
...for my mom as she waits on
this kidney that her health
would be stable.
My mom, Faye Hanna, is still on
the waiting list for a kidney
I had originally
hoped to give her a kidney, but
found out from blood work that
we weren’t compatible. A few
months later, a lady in her
church went through testing
and discovered that even
though she WAS compatible,
she had some minor health
issues that disqualified her. So
my mom was back to square
one...waiting on a kidney again.
...for me, as I am all the way
around the world.
...for Mona as she goes through
more testing for this procedure.
Thanks for being a part of my
life and for your prayers for two
very special people that I
love. I hope to send news soon
that my mom has a new kidney!
[email protected]
3 1/2 T. all purpose flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
Dash salt
3 eggs, separated
3 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
1 (12-oz.) pkg. vanilla wafers
6 medium bananas
1/4 c. plus 2 T. sugar
1 t. vanilla
Combine flour, sugar, and salt
in heavy saucepan. Beat egg
yolks; combine egg yolks and
milk, mixing well. Stir in dry
ingredients; cook over medium
heat, stirring constantly, until
smooth and thickened. Remove
from heat; stir in vanilla.
Following her doctor’s suggestion, she decided to apply at a
different hospital in Augusta,
Georgia. This particular hospital was willing to test Mona
Dukes, my mom’s sister, who
had some minor blood pressure
problems a while back. And
guess what? Mona is compatible with my mom! (Well, they
have to do a few more tests,
but it looks very promising.) After Mona goes through
more testing, they will decide if
she is able to donate a kidney
to my mom. If so, we are hopeful that it will happen in the
next few months. If not, my
mom will probably have to start
dialysis treatments soon.
Layer one-third of wafers in a 3quart baking dish. Slice 2 bananas, and layer over wafers.
Pour one-third of custard over
bananas. Repeat layers.
Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff
peaks form. Blend in vanilla.
Spread meringue over custard,
sealing to edge of dish. Bake
at 425 degrees for 10 to 12
minutes or until golden brown.
Yield 8 to 10 servings.
Ummmm good!!
[email protected]
Steve and Becky
Southern Banana Pudding
from Scratch!
Nifty Tips!
Hull strawberries with
a straw.
Rubbing a walnut over scratches
in your furniture will disguise
dings and scrapes.
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Go ye therefore, and
teach all nations,
baptizing them in the
name of the Father,
and of the Son and of
Teaching them to
observe all things
whatsoever I have
and, lo, I am with you
always, even unto the
end of the world.
Matthew 28:19 & 20
Update from the Riggs in France
Dear Ladies in Michigan,
Words cannot express the thanks we feel for each of you and for all the work you continue to do to
support us and all of our Michigan missionaries. Just recently we were thrilled to hear from Joe &
Julie Wilson about their trip to France. They led a group of young people under what is called "ETeam" to minister, observe, and learn about Missions in France. Part of their ministry was to help
our new church in Châteaubriant. We wish we could have been there to welcome them, but we are
thrilled about what they were able to accomplish. Please go to the link below and listen to Joe's
interview with Jean-Charles. You will see some scenes from our town of Châteaubriant and learn
about the need for an evangelical church in this area. Hear for yourselves their testimony about the
new work in Châteaubriant. We hope it will inspire you to pray for this work. And thank you so much
for your labor of love for Christ and His Kingdom!
Steve & Becky Riggs
Newsletter Corrections!
Local WAC
Auxiliaries: Are you
working on Your
provision closet
items for 2013?
I apologize for some incorrect
information in the last edition
of the newsletter regarding the
provision closet collection at
the State Meeting. So, let me
clear it up. . .
Steve and Becky visit North Warren FWB!
We invited them back to our
evening service and the fellowship we would have afterwards.
While they made no promises,
they were able to come back
and shared more about their
mission ministry in France.
After spending a busy couple of
days at the MI FWB state meeting in Frankenmuth, the Riggs’
attended North Warren on May
20th. Before Steve preached
the morning message, Becky
shared with the kids and there
were many questions asked.
We enjoyed the special time we
got to spend with them in service and during our fellowship
time. It is always a blessing to
have the opportunity to learn
more about the special prayer
needs of Missionaries.
Thank you Steve and Becky for
all you do for the cause of
Christ and for sharing your
ministry with the various
churches while you are home.
We love you and pray for you!
Jill Daniels and Debbie Hearod
and teen girls brought the trailer from Kirby and were prepared to pack the trailer. But,
Rosemary Fairchild arranged to
have some “strong young men”
on hand to load the trailer.
Among those helping were
Pastor Tom McCullough and
his son Ian. Having worked on
the Mission field, Bro. Tom
surely appreciates the value of
the Provision Closet. It was
great to have Steve Riggs also
present to lend a hand.
Thank you everyone for all you
did for this cause!
Free Will
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 5002
Antioch, TN 370115002
Toll Free:
(877) 767-7674
(615) 731-6812
Praise God
from whom all
blessings flow!
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From the Isaacs in Battle Creek!
Dear friends,
The last few months have been
nothing shy of a miracle. Truthfully, I could say this about the
last ten years. Battle Creek
continues to be a blessing and
wonderful place of ministry. As
many of you know during our
time here so far health has
been a struggle, but through all
of it God has continued to use
Jeff and I in exciting new ways
to minister.
I am pleased to tell you that
Jeff is doing great right now.
He has lost over 100 lbs. in the
last 8 months and his back is
doing much better as a result of
your prayers and the reduced
weight. He has not had any
additional seizures since the
first (very scary) one earlier this
year and his memory has made
a full return. This actually happened relatively quickly. We
were thrilled to find out that all
of this was likely a reaction to
medication and not something
more severe and long lasting.
The side effects of the medication have all gone away at this
point and he is back to his former creative and silly self.
Well enough about us, on to
what you really want know
about; what God is doing with
the rest of Battle Creek! We
were blessed earlier this year
with the addition of a Burmese
Church in our midst. Two won-
derful members came to see us
on a Wednesday evening and
asked if they could come and
worship in their own language.
With prayer and thought the
group of approximately 50 Burmese nationals came for services in the Zomie Chin language (one of several language
dialects in Burmese country of
Myanmar.) Many of the young
people in this group speak English, but this is not the case for
the majority of the adults. They
are learning quickly and are
respectful hardworking people
who love the Lord and worship
him whole heartedly. A typical
Zomie Chin service lasts for
three hours and is followed by
strong fellowship. While they
enjoy hearing the message
preached in their language (as
do I) they have invited Jeff to
preach via a translator. We will
be having our first joint service
on July 27th.
We have seen our English
speaking congregation growing
as well. Carl Lemmon came to
us in May as an intern, but has
since decided to stay as a long
term part of our ministry team.
Carl is not the only new face,
we have met new families and
our congregation has grown, in
every direction. The nursery
and children's church area that
so many of you helped us prepare is a very busy place with
an average of 12 children under age 6 every week while
their moms and dads are in
service. Our church has seen
births, adoptions, weddings and
life changing decisions in the
families that have been a part
of the church in Battle Creek
over the last 6 months.
Many of you recently read Carl's
recent blog about the words of
a dying man. I am rejoicing for
our friend Dick Braebon who
went to be with the Lord June
29th, 2012. He held a weekly
Bible study in his home so his
wife Joan could hear the gospel
and experience the church
family he loved. Please pray for
Joan as she mourns the loss of
her husband. Joan committed
that she would give her heart to
the Lord, but so far has not
made public any decision.
God is far from through with
Battle Creek and I am waiting
to see what He does next!
Yours in Christ,
Charissa Isaacs
Female Heart Attacks!
Jeff and Charissa
[email protected]
Greg and Lea
[email protected]
I’m sure many of you have seen
this article, but I wanted to
pass it along. It was shared
with me most recently by Patty
Women and heart attacks Myocardial infarction).
Did you
know that women rarely have
the same dramatic symptoms
that men have when
experiencing heart attack. . you
know, the sudden stabbing
pain in the chest, the cold
sweat, grabbing the chest &
dropping to the floor that
we see in the movies. Here is
the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
'I had a heart attack at about
10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma
that one would suspect might
have brought it on. I was sitting
all snugly and warm on a cold
evening, with my purring
cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had
sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all
cozy and warm in my soft,
cushy Lazy Boy with my feet
propped up.
A moment later, I felt that
awful sensation of indigestion,
when you've been in a hurry
and grabbed a bite of
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God wants us to
care for our physical body! It is important
properly and exercise and to use self
Do you have things
you would like to
share with our ladies to help them
We know God is the
great Physician but
aren’t you glad he
gave men and
women the ability
to help in the medical field?
He does all things
Female Heart Attacks! Continued from page 5
sandwich and washed it down
with a dash of water, and that
hurried bite seems to feel like
you've swallowed a golf ball going
down the esophagus in slow
motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't
have gulped it down so fast and
needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of
water to hasten its progress
down to the stomach. This was
my initial sensation--the only
trouble was that I hadn't taken a
bite of anything since about 5:00
After it seemed to subside, the
next sensation was like little
squeezing motions that seemed
to be racing up my SPINE (hindsight, I was probably my aorta
spasms), gaining speed as they
continued racing up and under
my sternum (breast bone, where
one presses rhythmica lly
when administering CPR).
This fascinating process continued on into my throat and
branched out into both jaws. 'AHA
NOW I stopped puzzling about
what was happening -- we all
have read and/or heard about
pain in the jaws being one of the
signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and
the cat, Dear God, I think I'm
having a heart attack!
I lowered the foot rest dumping
the cat from my lap, started to
take a step and fell on the floor
instead. I thought to myself, If
this is a heart attack, I shouldn't
be walking into the next room
where the phone is or anywhere
else... but, on the other hand, if I
don't, nobody will know that I
need help, and if I wait any longer
I may not be able to get up in a
Baby Aspirin . . Keep
them in your purse!!!!
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I pulled myself up with the arms
of the chair, walked slowly into
the next room and dialed the
Paramedics... I told her I thought I
was having a heart attack due to
the pressure building under the
sternum and radiating into my
jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or
afraid, just stating the facts. She
said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked
if the front door was near to me,
and if so, to un-bolt the door and
then lie down on the floor where
they could see me when they
came in.
I unlocked the door and then laid
down on the floor as instructed
and lost consciousness, as I don't
remember the medics coming in,
their examination, lifting me onto
a gurney or getting me into their
ambulance, or hearing the call
they made to St. Jude ER on the
way, but I did briefly awaken
when we arrived and saw that the
radiologist was already there in
his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher
out of the ambulance. He was
bending over me asking questions (probably something like
'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my
mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until
the Cardiologist and partner had
already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my
heart where they installed 2 side
by side stints to hold open my
right coronary artery.
I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must
have taken at least 20-30
minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call,
and both the fire station and St
Jude are only minutes away from
my home, and my Cardiologist
was already to go to the OR in his
scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped
somewhere between my arrival
and the procedure) and installing
the stints.
Why have I written all of this to
you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are
so important in my life to know
what I learned first hand.
1. Be aware that something
very different is happening in
your body, not the usual men's
symptoms but inexplicable
things happening (until
my sternum and jaws got into
the act). It is said that many
more women than men die of
their first (and last) MI because
they did not know they were
having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some
Maalox or other anti-heartburn
preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which
doesn't happen.
My female
friends, your symptoms might not
be exactly like mine, so I advise
you to call the Paramedics if
ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before.
It is better to have a 'false alarm'
visitation than to risk your life
guessing what it might be!
2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an
aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE
Do NOT try to drive yourself to the
ER - you are a hazard to others
on the road.
Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and
looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the
Do NOT call your doctor -- he
doesn't know where you live and
if it's at night you won't reach him
anyway, and if it's daytime, his
assistants (or answering service)
will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to
be saved! The Paramedics do,
principally OXYGEN that you need
ASAP. Your Dr will be notified
3. Don't assume it couldn't be a
heart attack because you have a
normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a
cholesterol elevated reading is
rarely the cause of an MI (unless
it's unbelievably high and/or
accompanied by high blood pressure). MI's are usually caused by
long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all
sorts of deadly hormones into
your system to sludge things up
in there. Pain in the jaw can wake
you from a sound sleep. Let's be
careful and be aware. The more
we know the better chance we
could survive.