The Mary Hill Davis Offering
Since 1910, Texas Baptists have collected an offering for missions needs in Texas. In 1935, the Texas Offering was named for Mary Hill Davis, president of WMU of Texas and a tireless supporter of Texas missions. Her leadership in various positions spanned the years from 1898 until her death in 1934.
Who was Mary Hill Davis?
Born in Greenville, Georgia, Mary Hill came to Texas in 1870 as a small child. Her parents joined First Baptist Church of Dallas when it was only two years old and she later became a member. She married Dr. F.S. Davis when she was twenty and they had one son, Raymond.
When is the Suggested Week of Prayer for Texas Missions?
The Mary Hill Davis Offering for Texas Missions can be highlighted and celebrated all year round. Traditionally, the suggested week of prayer has been the third week in September of each year. Thus this year’s emphasis would be highlighted September 11-18, 2011. However, depending on your church calendar it might be best to host at another time, i.e. August, end of September or even in October. In order to assist Texas Baptist churches the promotional materials are undated so that each church can use the materials at the time that is best for them.
Please seek the Lord, and give if He calls you to give. Whether your gift be financial gift or simply prayer, our missionaries appreciate your support.
Join us in celebrating missions giving as an everyday opportunity all year round.