Jr. Missionary Handbook

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HISTORY


The Junior Missionary Department Was Designed With the Young in Mind!

Our founder, Bishop W.E. Fuller, Jr. deliberated for years for this addition to our church,
and finally it became a reality. The Jr. Missionary Department was organized June 8, 1974 in the General Council. Two National Directresses were elected, Sis. Pelma Elliott was assigned to the Northern Diocese and Sis. Cleve Mack was assigned to the Southern Diocese. 

The Jr. Missionary Department is to the Fire Baptized Holiness Church what basic training
is to the armed forces. We prepare young people for the battlefield of life. Our only weapon is our sword, the Word of God.

In 1978 three National Directresses were elected. Sis. Cleve Mack, chairperson,
assigned to the First Episcopal Diocese, Sis. Pelma Elliott assigned to the Second
Episcopal Diocese, and Sis. Demetri Braxton was assigned to the Third Episcopal Diocese.
During the annual conventions of 1979, District Directresses of the Jr. Missionary
Department were appointed to each district, this has really been a blessing to our church.
During the interim of the General Council, 1983, Sis. Brenda O. Conley was assigned
National Directress of the Second Episcopal Diocese.

We are the ONLY organization in our church not required to raise money nor report to conventions and District officers, except, for special projects. Our first project was to build a headquarters in Jamaica, West Indies. In 1976 we carried $500.00 to Jamaica to start a Building Fund. In 1977 we had $1,100.00 which we used to erect a small building to worship, since the
church had been destroyed. In January 1988, we dedicated the W.E. Fuller Jr. Headquarters
and Mission Home in Jamaica, West Indies.

Permission was granted for us to hold our first Jr. Missionary Day service in the Sisters
of Charity Convention in 1976.

The second Saturday in February has been instituted as our National Prayer Day since 1981
by our Bishops and will be observed each year.

During the 26th Quadrennial General Council, Sis. Cleve Mack, chairlady, was assigned to
the First Episcopal Diocese, Sis. Demetri Braxton to the Second and Sis. Brenda O. Conley
to the Third.

Sis. Demetri Braxton was appointed chairlady in June, 2002 during the 28th Quadrennial General Council.

The Jr. Missionary Department is growing and going for the Fire Baptized Holiness Church
of God of the Americas.We are telling young people everywhere to "Be A Missionary Everyday".

Our Convention History

1976 - Southern Convention - Spartanburg, Bethel
Theme: "The Ingredients of Spiritual Growth"
Speaker: Sis. C. Mack, Subject - "Grow and Go"
Northern Convention - Knoxville, Mt. Moriah
Speaker: Sis. P. Elliott, Subject - "Divine Pardon"

1977 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Discovering New Horizons in Missions"

1978 - Southern Convention - Todd Park, Mt. Zion
Northern Convention - Washington, Tried Stone
Theme: "Ye Shall Receive Power"

1979 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Jr. Missionary Cycle, Each One Reach One"

1980 - Southern Convention - Thomasville, Zion Tabernacle
Northern Convention - Detroit, St. James
Theme: "Christ for the Missionary Crisis"

1981 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Into all the World - Sharing Our Missionary Vision"

1982 - Southern Convention - Gastonia, Brice Tabernacle
Northern Convention - Baltimore, New Jerusalem
Theme: "Jr. Missionary Round-Up"

1983 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Jr. Missionary - Peace Treaty"

1984 - Southern Convention - Ft. Lauderdale, Thompson Temple
Northern Convention - Newark, St. Paul
Theme: "Jr. Missionaries Keeping the Charge"

1985 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Strengthening Jr. Missionary Ties - Dedication - Duty - Dilligence"

1986 - Southern Convention - Charlotte, New Bethlehem
Northern Convention - Washington, Tried Stone
Theme: "Jr. Missionaries Soaring to New Heights"

1987 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Build It On Love and Watch It Grow"

1988 - Southern Convention - Jacksonville, True Vine
Northern Convention - Brooklyn, Mt. Calvary
Theme: "Jr. Missionaries Reflecting Christ to the World"

1989 - Joint Convention - Greenville, The Youth Center
Theme: "Accepting God's Guidelines for Missionary Service"

 

        
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