This week you should have the latest study for 2020 in your church offices. We are studying the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and wiped them with her hair; a woman unknown to us by name and yet remembered 2000 years later for her act of love and devotion. Please consider doing this Bible study as a church, a small group or handful of friends. Canadian Baptist Women provides these studies free of charge in order to give opportunity for participants to contribute to a CBM project. This year we are helping vulnerable children in countries that CBM serves.
We are excited to be partnering with Tim and Kallie Hutton with their “ADA” project in Bolivia at Casa de Amistad. Women in the prison system have little opportunity to care for their families or even meet their own needs. They have few skills and unless they are given opportunity, their future is bleak. “Eagle’s Wings” is a project to teach the women how to sew marketable goods that can help them improve their situation. Women in Focus was able to help them purchase 2 sewing machines and now we are wanting to supply them with materials and supplies. Make this your 2018 – 2020 mission project and help support this fantastic outreach. Click here to find out more from Tim and Kallie:
The 2018 Bible study this year looks at the life of Mary Magdalene from only the Biblical texts, in an effort to separate fact from fiction. We invite you and some friends to enter into this study along with women from across Canada as we raise donations to support literacy ministries in Rwanda and DRCongo. GCBS – Maria of Magdela 2018
Thank you to those who participated in the Baptist World Day of Prayer. We hope the day was a blessing to those who joined in prayer around our globe. This is a reminder that your offerings received can be sent to the CBWC Office, clearly marked Day of Prayer. If they can be amalgamated into one cheque that is very helpful.
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Hi! My name is Carol Parsons
I am from Portage La Prairie Manitoba and attend the First Baptist Church. I have accepted to serve as President for Women In Focus. I am excited to step into this new venture in Women’s Ministry. I’ve had an opportunity to meet the Wonderful Group of Women at CBWC, The Gathering in Calgary, I look forward to getting to know you all more throughout the next few years. I was so Blessed and taken back with The Gathering I just sat back and took in what I could absorb but my brain could not absorb it all, it was good! (there is so much more behind the scenes we dont even see God Keeps some things surprises)
I’m Married and A Mother to 4 wonderful Children 2 boys and 2 girls ages 10-22. I’m a Nana to three wonderful boys, one year old twin boys. We enjoy being on a acreage and have a few animals. I love reading and Writing, Singing . I love encouraging and praying for other’s and sharing Jesus. Keeping Connections with other’s is important and partnering for change. I look forward to serving with Women In Focus and to see what God has in store for WIF.
Thank you and God Bless,
Martha served on the BCY Women in Focus team as their president and was serving on the Women in Focus executive when I was first hired as the director. She was a positive, kind and encouraging person with a heart for God’s mission in women at home and globally. We are saddened that one of our faithful servants has gone to be with the Lord and our hearts are with her family and friends who will dearly miss her.
The newest Bible study for Fall, 2016 is now available here and under our Bible studies tab, under Resources. This is a longer study of 14 lessons and some of the lessons take more than one week if you get into a good discussion! It was helpful for me (Faye) in preparing these lessons to wrestle with my own doubts about the possibility of miracles today. The greatest area of growth was growing stronger in my conviction of our call to intercessory prayer as we see over and over in the miracles of Jesus that it was not the faith of the one ill, but the compassion of others that brings a response from Jesus.
The French Connection by Kim Louise Clarke
I was given the privilege of reading Kim’s manuscript and writing a recommendation for her reflections while traveling through Paris with her daughter. Kim attends Crescent Heights Baptist Church in Calgary and is another published woman from among us. This is what I wrote: “There are travel blogs and there are daily devotionals, but what a rare delight to imaginatively walk with Kim through the streets of Paris while reflecting upon the presence and goodness of God in our lives, no matter where our feet may take us…Those stories are enriched as she draws fresh insight and needed reminders from the Scriptures into the overriding journey of what it means to be a disciple of Christ.”
Kim’s book was shortlisted in 2015 for the Word Alive Women’s Journey of Faith Publishing Contest and is self-published through Word Alive Press. Kim’s book, her first, was launched at a book launch party at Crescent Heights Baptist in Calgary on February 29 of this year, an appropriate place as she has been a member of this church for 36 years. It can be purchased from the Word Alive website at www.greatcanadianauthors.com, on Amazon or Chapters websites. More about Kim and The French Collection can be found at www.kimlouiseclarke.com.
Cindy Palin is a song writer and now published novelist who attends our First Baptist Church in Olds, Alberta. Her first book is just out and available on Amazon. She writes: This spring I have a new book coming out called “The Faith Keeper”. In the middle years the questions don’t stop, and when our loved ones leave the faith, we are all left wounded in the wake. I think that’s what finally pushed me into writing a book. It isn’t the whole story for sure, there is another one coming later which includes all the seeds God brought my way to get me through. One of them was your mentorship course.