first speaker was Margun Warem, EBWU vice president. She talked about
slaves: in the time of the Bible slaves were not valued, women were not
valued either. They were to serve others, mostly men. They had to work
hard and often they did not receive a thank you.
Have you ever experienced working faithfully without feeling valued?
Maybe you have worked faithfully in your home and in your church. Of
course you are happy to bring up your children and also you might have
felt satisfaction being able to work also in church. But have you ever
felt that nobody appreciated you? You do your duty and that is all...
Do you remember the story of Mary and Martha? Jesus invites two women
to sit down and listen Him. He gives the women a new value by this.
Dear Sisters! We are a big part of God's church on Earth. We are all needed.
Maybe you are so tired in your body and in your soul... “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.” (Psalm 116:7)
says to you: I see you, I love you and you are blessed! There is room
for your tears and your tiredness in the church. And remember:
- You are a pearl!
- You are valued by God!
- You are precious in God's eyes!
- You are blessed and love by God!
Lame the president of our Baptist Women's Union – from Latvia – showed
us some pictures about her work from all around Europe and gave us some
information about God's work trough the Union. On the end she told us
about the next big conference: In Step with the Spirit. Which will be
in Hawaii, and she invited us too.
besides the pictures and the invitation she talked about her son. How
he left God and came back to Him by God's grace. I think by this
testimony she were encouraging other mothers. Be full of faith about
next speaker was Erzsebet Vekas from Romania. She is the treasurer of
the Women's Union so she talked first about money. It is
important, very good for serving us, but very bad adviser and it is the
worst if money is dominant in our life. Prayer life is much more
important and after that God will give us the money that we need.
is the value in our life? Maybe it is changing with years, maybe we
have many valued things in our life, but the first and the biggest
value has to be faith in Jesus. Faith is the true value in God's eyes.
And trough faith we are connected with Jesus Christ. This connection
give us strength, which will show up in our personal life day by day.