Dear Sisters in Europe,Aniko UjvariAniko Ujvari 
in the Middle east and in Central Asia,

Let me greet you on behalf of the European Baptist Women, and the Baptist World Alliance Women. We are very happy to call you for the yearly organised Day of Prayer in 6 November 2017. Can you imagine, in this day the Baptist women and their friends, from all around the Globe are praying in the same Spirit, in unity for the same prayer requests based on the program that our African sisters have prepared at this time. Arise and Shine – When we arise communities are transformed. Yes, this is the topic and we have experiences about how the little salt can change the taste of the food, how the little yeast can raise the dough.

When we personally understand the gift of God, His great mercy in His love changes our lives. We take this changed life, with its transformed thinking, will and aim to the communities where we live. And it has its influence on our neighbours, on our families and on our communities. Children of God, daughters of God, rejoice that you are set free in Christ! And remember you are not alone, you are part of His body, you have been given a new family in Him. Remember your fellow sisters now, pray with them together for ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ (Matthew 8,10).

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Let me share with you a special experience. In this year, not just we as women pray for these requests found in the Day of Prayer material, but all the European Baptist Union leaders did together with us, especially focusing on Europe’s prayer needs. In September at the European Baptist Federation General Council meeting, which was held in Yerevan, Armenia, we informed the representatives about the DOP focusing on what is in our heart as prayer needs especially for Europe. And it was a great joy to experience how our brothers and sisters gathered together in prayer; in this case they joined to our prayer chain.

Let us lift up our hands to the Lord for His mercy, for His grace, for His love and salvation for the nations, for His people being His good stewards in the Earth. Baptist women! Arise and Shine! Join to us in song as we sang together with the EBF people ‘Shine, Jesus shine, fill this Land with the Father’s glory…….’

Wishing you blessings as you come together for the DOP in November 2017.

 

Yours in Christ,
Aniko Ujvari, EBWU President