Welcome to Women's World Day Of Prayer
Did you attend one of the many services held on Women’s World Day of Prayer on 6th March? There were over 5,000 services! We celebrated with our sisters from The Bahamas, on the theme of, ‘Jesus said to them: “Do you know what I have done to you?”’ They wrote the service and we learnt about Jesus and His radical love and the issues that concern the women of The Bahamas. You can learn more about The Bahamas on the website and not only from a tourist’s point of view!
Every 4 or 5 years there is an international conference when representatives from round the world meet to deliberate on a theme. At this meeting the writing countries and their themes, for the succeeding years, are also selected. It is amazing that although the themes are allocated to the country they are always appropriate. Vanuatu is the WWDP writer country for 2021 and their theme is ’Build on a Strong Foundation’. It was therefore with great sadness that we learnt of Cyclone Pam which struck their group of islands at speeds of over 210 mph. It struck the most densely populated area and many were killed. Buildings, made of wood with corrugated roofs were destroyed. Information is sparse. Our national committee has sent an initial £5000 in aid. I ask you to pray for our sisters in Vanuatu.
NOW is the time to send your collection monies from the service – together with Gift Aid envelopes – to the office.
NOW is also the time to send pictures that have been taken at the Day of Prayer service. We want to see decorated churches, people during the service, choirs and the refreshments after-wards. Pictures should be sent as jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Footprint Innovations who run our site
and to Anthea Allan our web-site editor.
Chairperson, National Committee for England,
Wales and Northern Ireland