Years ago, I was part of the Women’s Ministry at my church and one of the things I really liked about it was the fellowship. We would hold programs like “Lunch and Learn” where women would come together at someone’s home and a pastor or a speaker is invited to share a profound message with us. Then afterwards, we would enjoy a potluck while uplifting Gospel music played in the background. I have enjoyed the Women’s Ministries’ yearly three day retreats where I was blessed with Friday night vespers, a Sabbath school program and worship on Saturday morning and workshops in the afternoon. On Sunday we had breakfast and more workshops before we closed the wonderful three day event with prayer. Women’s Ministries also offer seminars where women come together and share their testimonies. It’s during these times when women dig into God’s Word, encourage, pray for and fellowship with each other. Women’s Ministries have truly been a blessing for me and countless of women.
Can you imagine not having a Women’s Ministry or not being able to fellowship with other women? Nor can I. It would be hard for the thousands of women all across South Asia not to be able to attend a weekly Women’s Fellowship group. Through this group, they learn God’s Word, memorize Scripture, pray, reach out and worship the God who reached out to them–Asia’s most unreached group. God is working to change thousands of lives.
Many of us know what it’s like to fellowship with other believers and how being a part of a prayer group or Bible Study class has helped us in our spiritual growth. Women in Asia need the same close fellowship as many of them come from families who don’t know Christ. Wouldn’t it be great if they could find a fellowship group where they can pray and study God’s Word? Well, you can help to make this possible. How? Through prayer. Gospel for Asia has put together this list of prayer requests:
- Pray for Women’s Fellowship so that more women can be reached
- Pray for women to understand Christ’s love and acceptance
- Pray for more leaders
- Pray for transformation of lives and families
- Pray for God to empower women as they share
- Pray for the Women’s Health Project and the Women’s Literacy Program
Women’s Fellowships are usually led by a woman missionary, a pastor’s wife or a godly believer in the church. A growing congregation needs someone to lead and mature women are best suited to teach the other women. Their experience and wisdom will help to guide the younger women.
Likewise, older women should be reverent in behavior, and not be false accusers, not be enslaved to much wine, but teachers of good things, that they may teach the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, and to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored – Titus 2:3-5.
As Christian women, we have duties towards each other. So, let us encourage one another through prayers, ministries, Bible studies, fellowships and worship.
Source: Gospel for Asia