Monday, 7 October 2013

The reason for Ministry

After having been busy with the administrative details of the Annual BU assembly and dealing with all the issues related to such a large event one forgets that the important aspect of women's ministry is helping people come to Christ and journeying with them.

The last two weeks have been wonderful reminders that ministry is about the people and not the papers and the program.  Let me share a few highlights of people being the object of ministry.

While at the assembly the past President of the Women's Department  Janet Galant suffered a heart attack and passed away leaving her family and all of us shattered by the news.  This last weekend I had the privilege of sharing in her  funeral service and it truly was a celebration of a life lived to bring Glory to her Saviour.    
Janet Sharing with the ladies during her Presidential year.
Thanks to her example many have come to know the Lord and are actively involved in service to the Lord. The Lord gives each of us gifts and talents and we need to share them in our unique way to God's glory.

The second reminder which I received was meeting a gentleman by the name of  Sthembiso Ngubane who came to know the Lord through the Bible Way Correspondence Course offered by the Women's Department in many of the prisons throughout South Africa.   While sharing his story with the assembly delegates he was informed that Baptist Theological College will assist him with training for the ministry by offering him financial assistance with the assistance of two churches. His goal is to work with prisoners so that they to can hear the gospel.  It was special to have Pastor Ron Dick share in the presentation as he mentored Sthembiso while in prison.

WOW God is awesome
God is at work we need to be looking for where he is working and join him. We each can make a difference.



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