Today I spoke to the women of our church Seminole First Baptist. They invited me to share about women in West Africa as well as my experiences at the hospital.
I talked about the role of women in West Africa, how hard they work, and their own place in bringing their people to understand the truth about Jesus. As another student volunteer so observantly noted – “the man is the head of the household, but the woman is the pillar.”
I also spoke about the role of women in missions. Women are able to more effectively minister to the needs of other women. Whether through teaching, Bible storying, working in a hospital, evangelism, prison ministry, etc., women play a very important role in ministry.
Finally, I spoke about my personal experience in Ghana. I described my first day on call -an initiation by fire, but I finished by talking about the hope that I believe patients and their families find when they go to the Baptist Medical Center.
I firmly believe that it was the prayers of these women and many others across the globe that kept us safe and healthy. Several people have told me that their children or children’s groups at church were praying especially for Trey. What a blessing. I know that God is sovereign overall, but he allows us the opportunity to participate in the work that He is doing – whether through short-term missions trips overseas or by fervent, faithful prayer.
William and I will be sharing with a group from my parents’ church on March 9th, and we have received one other request to share at another local church in the upcoming months. If anyone in the Tampa Bay area would like for us to share our experiences with your church or Bible study/small group, please let us know.
Thanks to Melinda Perry for taking the photos