Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. (Proverbs 31:10; 30-31)
Thanks be unto God for giving us the opportunity to meet through this linkage. We appreciate your interest in us and we pray that this experience will be fulfilling. I speak on behalf of our Leadership Team and all of the members that help make up this great Women’s Convention. Greetings to you with love and with words of encouragement in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We invite you to join with us through prayer as we continue to focus and give wholehearted support to our Missionary Purposes –
Responding to the spiritual and physical needs of persons in our communities, and
Seeking to enlist others in the work of Kingdom Building.
We are both strengthened and challenged by your visit. May you be abundantly blessed and Empowered for such a time as this.
My love and gratitude to each of you, Sister Mae E. Collins, President
Sister Mae E. Collins, President
Sister Ruby M. Collins, President Emeritus
Sister Frankie Fowler, 1st Vice President
Sister Hattie McMarion, 2nd Vice President
Sister Bennie Jones, Recording Secretary
Sister Gladys Jasper, Assistant Recorder
Sister Elsie Williams, 2nd Assistant Recorder
Sister Earlyne Barrs, Corresponding Secretary
Sister Nobie Ray, Treasurer
Sister Carolyn Wilson, Director of Mission Activities
Sister Cathy Williams, Historian
Sister Estelle Hicks, Parliamentarian
Reverend Frank Cage, Spiritual Advisor
About Mission II
Charged to unite the Mission II Societies of the Association and coordinate programs to help carry out the mandate of the church. (Matthew 28: 18 –20. Structured under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, these endeavors help believers comprehend and implement biblical stewardship principles as a lifestyle and stimulate growth in witnessing to win souls to Christ. (Acts 1:8)
Further charged to exercise committed and creative leadership and continuously identify, mentor and equip potential leaders throughout the women’s work of B.L.H. Bradshaw Mission II.
Further charged to increase awareness of the world mission of the church and foster opportunities for participation in Baptist Educational Ministries on the State, National and International level as they seek to do what the local church cannot do by itself.
B.L.H. Bradshaw Mission II Women’s Convention is an auxiliary to the St. John Regular Baptist Association; existing to make bold witnesses of the Kingdom of God through servant hood.
The name, B.L.H. Bradshaw, was chosen in 1966 to honor the memory of Mrs. Birdie Lee Haynes Bradshaw. She was the first President of St. John Mission I and served faithfully until her death in 1968. Before becoming an independent auxiliary of the Saint John Regular Baptist Association, Mission II served under the capable leadership of Sister B.L.H. Bradshaw.
Upon becoming an independent organization, Mrs. Ruby M. Collins was elected as President. She served in this position for over 30 years before resigning at the 2000 Annual Session. Association Moderator, Dr. G. V. Clark, in announcing her Emeritus, stated that this was more than an honorary title, but rather she would have extraordinary privileges. Mrs. Collins is a dedicated, caring, God-fearing and Spirit-led leader.
First vice President Mae E. Collins was elected as President. She is a talented, dedicated Christian leader. Mrs. Mae E. Collins assumed the mantle after serving as an arm-bearer for Sister Ruby Collins for many years. Moreover, she shares the same zeal and love for the work and is currently giving her all for the cause.
To ensure more cohesiveness among the various ministries and committees, the plan of work has been developed. It provides a framework that identifies the function of each committee and ministry. No committee is an end in itself. It is a means toward the growth of Christians and the development of workers to accomplish the work of Christ.
The auxiliary membership is approximately six hundred (600) on the roll, fifty plus working societies, nine Sub-Districts and Sponsoring Regional Directors. We have celebrated over thirty-six years of Street Ministry in 2001, Chaired by Sister Juanita Smith and Co-Chaired by Sister Shirley Vincent and Sister Louree Atkins Other activities provided: Early Morning Services, Workshops, Prayer Retreats/Conferences. The Mission Colors are Canary Yellow with tan to be worn at Mission Annuals, Special Early morning services and at all funerals. All women thirty-five (35) years of age and older are eligible and welcome for membership. There is no age limit.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!