Saturday, November 22, 2008

Neighbor Ladies' Outreach

I had been wanting to do something to get to know my neighbor ladies better, specifically something that would provide an opportunity to share God's personal love with them. As it turns out, several of the ladies in our Tuesday morning Bible study were also wishing for the same thing. Since 4-5 of us live close to one another, the idea for a "neighbor ladies' outreach" was born. I am here to report with gratitude that we had three visitors this morning at our first American brunch/Christmas card making event!

The ladies seem to truly enjoy both the novelty of the American breakfast foods as well as the fun challenge of making Christmas cards using rubber stamping techniques. For those rubber stampers who read my blog, let me just say that my experience has been that stamping is a creative outlet that crosses racial/cultural/linguistic divides. Women love it every time! :)

Although we did not plan a organized devotional or Bible study time at this first get-together, the Lord orchestrated the conversation so that one of our friends could share her amazing testimony of salvation. We were also able to provide a free copy of the Magdalena dvd to each guest. The guests who attended seemed to truly enjoy the time spent together, and even exchanged names, e-mails, phone numbers and recipes! I am excited to see how God will use the events of today for His glory.

our gracious hostess serving us with all her heart - thanks, Ann!

the whole gang

1 comment:

Stampincrazy said...

As a rubber stamper I am thrilled that you used that as a REACH moment (that is what our church calls them - Recognize Everyone And Communicate Hope) to your neighbors. Using stamps and making cards has been a ministry for me. God can use willing hearts and hands. Keep up the good work.