In 1902 Janie Chapman, a South Carolina pastor’s wife, founded the South Carolina Woman’s Missionary Union. She was said to be a person of strict discipline with inner strength and a gentle spirit. She did her work well for the Lord. Janie was the first president of SC WMU. When WMU celebrated its 25th anniversary, Janie wrote: “We do not want to live too much in the past – just an occasional reminder of the stalwart and true souls who dared to blaze new trails.” In 1919 she encouraged SC WMU to try to raise $1,100,000 in five years for the 75 Million Campaign. They gave $1,487,647.
In 1937 the state missions offering was renamed in honor of Janie Chapman.
Janie’s personal life verse was 1 Cor. 15:58 (one of our Treasure Verses from 2022!) She was an example of a woman who lived out this scripture!