||Our beloved sisters and brothers from Australia are asking for our intercession that the floods would cease.
There are many events both natural surprises and fights amongst people
that cause huge suffering and pain. Circumstances around us are not
easy very often, but there is a different life, energy and presence in
us: the presence of Christ that gives strength, peace and joy when our
human abilities fail.
"Peace I leave with you", Jesus says. (John 14:27 NIV)
The joy of the Lord is my strength.
I thank all women from 27 countries who attended our conference in
Budapest at the end of last year. It was indeed a blessing to meet,
learn and pray. I am glad that we established friendship that
continues. For me personally it is easier to pray, when thinking of
you. I know more about your country and ministry now. From all of my
heart I thank you for Prayer Day reports and donations that we have
received. May God bless every small coin you have given! We don‘t give
out of abundance, but we give because we love and want to share the
love in practical ways. We want to con-tinue to support Women‘s and
Children‘s Ministries in Belarus, Poland and other countries. Please
share your needs and projects with us.
Women‘s Ministry in Ukraine are celebrating their 20th anniversary this
year, Latvia is celebrating it next year, and many former Soviet Union
countries have jubilees such as this in coming years. Ways to serve
change in time, but the need stay‘s the same - to encourage, motivate,
teach women with love and creativity to minister to other women in
their environment who have not heard of God‘s love. May we stay in the
leadership of the Holy Spirit being creative and obedient, this is the
best way to reach people for Christ.
March 15th-20th, EBWU Committee meeting in Wales, please pray for our meeting.
March 24th-25th Celebration of 20 years of Women‘s ministry in Ukraine, let us pray for them!
April 8th-12th EBF Executive meeting in Belfast, please pray.
October 6th-9th, 2011 EBWU Conference in Tallinn, Estonia.
Here is a story that encouraged me to look in perspective:
"One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to
the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people
live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would
be considered a very poor family. On their return, the father asked his
son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad." "Did you see how the poor
people live?" the father asked. "Oh yeah," said the son. "So, tell me,
what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father. The son answered:
"I saw that we have one dog, they have four. We have a pool that
reaches to the middle of our garden, they have a creek that has no end.
We have imported lanterns in our garden, they have the stars at night.
Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have the whole horizon. We
have a small piece of land to live on, they have fields that go beyond
our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy
our food, they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to
protect us, they have friends to protect them."
The boy‘s father was speechless. Then his son added, "Thanks, Dad, for
showing me how poor we are." Isn‘t perspective a wonderful thing? It
makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything
we have, instead of worry-ing about what we don‘t have. Appreciate
every single thing you have, especially your friends!"
Let the love of Christ fill us in abundance, restore and give new
eyesight to life and people! And above all may we see how great our God
In Christ's love
Yours, Livija Lame