Dear Women who are praying,
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10
I have been reflecting back upon all the Lord has done in my life and I’m so grateful that He called me to live here in Hawaii back in 1975. It seems like such along time ago, (and it really is)! I realize that if I knew back then that He was going to call me into a leadership role, with being a pastor’s wife… I think I may have pulled a Jonah move and ran! But I’m so glad that I stayed and I didn’t run! He has used NSCF and the body of Christ to cause me to grow and get out of my comfort zone like never before.
I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you in this hearts to pray devotion, how much I love serving and being involved in ministry with you at our church. Our church isn’t a building where we meet on Sunday mornings. Our church is made up with people and that includes you, the body of Christ. As I consider the women at NSCF…. I can see that we are women of many different ages, strengths, spiritual gifting, interests, backgrounds, relational styles, vocational skills, and life experiences. We have many differences and that’s a good thing; yet we share in common the love of Jesus J Amen!
I want to shout out a big Mahalo… thanks for being in this prayer ministry. Your prayers are making a difference. And BTW, don’t fret when you forget to pray on some days. The HS nudges me occasionally and reminds me to pick it up! So I just follow thru then and just do it. I appreciate you and am very thankful that you’re involved here in this prayer ministry.
I’d also like to invite you to come and participate further in our women’s community by attending our upcoming new fall study we are calling ‘God’s Divine Design.’ Come grow with us! Get EQUIPPED and connected better with God and other women. Be ENCOURAGED in your faith and experience the joy and support of fellowship. Get ENGAGED at NSCF by discovering your spiritual gifts and plugging into ministry where you can grow and flourish. Get ENGAGED in our community and abroad by reaching out with the love of Jesus through evangelism and community outreach.
That’s the Heart of NSCF’s Women’s Ministry: Equip + Encourage + Engage. And I’m SO excited about the engaging aspect of women’s ministry. We want to help women engage in fruitful and fulfilling service to our Lord, believing that every Woman is gifted by God and should have the opportunity to discover and develop her special gift. That’s exactly the goal of our new fall Bible study. It begins Tuesday evening, September 19th at 6:30pm (time change). Location is my house in Haleiwa. The class is only 6-weeks and finishes on October 24th.
**Please let me know if you would like to join us so that I can make the proper plans to order you a book; cost 14$.
Hey – whether you can make it to the class or not, have a great month praying!
God Bless you! Karen