I had a wonderful meeting on Saturday with the Pastor’s Wives from New Vision Church. These delightful ladies were so sweet and somewhat shy at first. They brought me a huge basket filled with delicious gifts: 6 huge avocados; 2 bottles of yummy passion fruit juice concentrate; several pounds of fresh beans ready to be boiled; and a bag of 10 eggs! We spent over an hour chatting, drinking juice and water, nibbling on gallettes that I picked up at Le Café Gourmand in Bujumbura. We talked about jobs, families, ministry, life in Burundi. I asked them if they were part of the women’s ministry at New Vision. Moment of awkward silence. Turns out there is not a women’s ministry at New Vision. However, they have been getting ready to start women’s ministry. They just lacked the knowledge of how to begin. I've been invited me to help them organize and launch the women’s ministry. I am excited about this opportunity. The launch event will be on Sunday afternoon, May 26. It will include a time of worship, time of teaching, perhaps some light snacks, maybe some “table time” discussion. All in all, if you look closely and of course look past the language difference, it will look a lot like our first “Midnight Madness” event at Harvest Bible Chapel only contextualized for Burundi and reproducible so that they can be equipped to hold regular events for women.
Proverbs 31:10 An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels! (NASB)