The Women’s Fellowship of St John’s is always a beehive of activity. Every Sunday after worship service we meet at the entrance of the church, for a time of praise & prayer to intercede for various prayer requests from the congregation & otherwise.
JOB 42-10” And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before”.
We were witness to many answered prayers regarding visa, journey mercies, sickness, job transfers, admission, jobs, salvation etc. In a couple of cases two couples who were in our prayer list for babies became proud parents after continuous prayers for many years.
Some events conducted by the Women’s fellowship are:
FAMILIES IN THE GAP – formerly known as “MOM’s in the GAP” to facilitate the families of our church to participate. Acts 2-46 says “the believer’s met in small groups in homes—-& shared their meals with great joy & thankfulness praising God.”
WORLD WOMEN”S DAY –
Celebrated, with the ladies enacting a thought provoking skit written by Ms Rinku Desappa Peters called “Small sin, big sin- Jesus saves’. Those who are born once will die twice-physical & eternal death. Those who are born again will have only physical death but, eternal LIFE with JESUS. What is your choice?’ The ladies also shared their secret of becoming very wealthy in the Lord by way of tax free blessings that follow, when we accept the Lord.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – is normally held in March with special emphasis on a particular country. Special prayers, skits, & messages etc are tailored to meet the needs of these countries.
MOTHER’S DAY – The second Sunday in May is celebrated as mother’s Day. Special skits, prayers, & thought provoking readings like “how to raise children who pray’ are shared. When mother’s BEND their KNEES, their children Stand up. Say no to Harry Potter & spells.
HARVEST FESTIVAL – The Women’s Fellowship ladies by their untiring efforts were able to raise a record funds. The Women’s Fellowship also helps out in the Vacation Bible School held during April.
VISITING THE SICK & BEREAVED FAMILIES–
We serve a risen Lord & we don’t have to die for God as some faith’s advocate. –JESUS DIED FOR US. WE were able to share this with friends who had lost their loved ones as JESUS is the only ROPE who helps us to COPE. The ladies also contributed liberally to help out in the funeral expenses of one of our member’s husband.
OPERATION HANDFUL OF RICE–
In the month of December the ladies start collecting a handful of rice everyday to be given to the needy, during Christmas time. Hundreds of Kg’s of rice collected this way is distributed in some needy rural congregation of our diocese.
PRAYER REQUEST – When we receive prayer requests, it is immediately conveyed to other prayer warriors by phone or email and very quickly a prayer chain is established. Hallelujah, Praise the Lord, many prayers have been answered.
The Women’s fellowship wishes everyone a Christ filled day every day.
Only one life it will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.
Give your all to Christ. He gave His all for you.
(Mrs. Yashodhra Desappa, Secretary – Women’s Fellowship, St. John’s Church)