New Year 2016
'I have told you this so that my JOY may be in you and that your joy may be complete.'
I John 15:11 (NIV)
Dear Sisters in Christ,
As we face a new year, it is an opportune time to
reflect on the many positive and God glorifying outcomes of the 2015 Women's Ministries
challenge to ‘Go and Tell' the good news of the gospel. We are also afforded, at this time of year, the opportunity to look forward.
Throughout 2016 we are going
to concentrate on being ‘JOYFULLY HIS' - an experience made available to us as
the fruit of the Holy Spirit flourishes within us. This theme aims to communicate
the importance of knowing the joy of the Lord in our lives, which is then evident in us and reflected in our service.
The gospels remind us that even when faced with
Calvary, Jesus took the time to pray that his disciples might have his joy within
them. I find this remarkable! It indicates how high it was on his agenda. He
knew that in an unknown future, the joy of the Lord would be their strength
The reality is that life can be hard - troubles
abound, difficulties and challenges come our way - but my prayer is that
through God's love, the outpouring of Jesus' life and the Holy Spirit's power,
we will be strengthened by divine joy and take pleasure in being ‘JOYFULLY
HIS'. Such joy will communicate itself to those around us and consequently men,
women, boys and girls will be drawn to Jesus.
God bless you.
With my warmest greetings,
Commissioner Silvia Cox
World President of Women's Ministries
See our missions projects for this year.
March 4, 2016 is the next World Day of Prayer prepared by women of Cuba with the theme, "Receive Children, Receive Me."
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