College Park, GA
Ladies, I had no idea who you were except that you were a group of God-fearing women with the spirit of giving in your hearts. Donnella encouraged us to be intentional as we give thanks during this Thanksgiving season. Let us also be intentional about considering the depressed, the lonely, and the brokenhearted, as holidays can be the worst of times for them. There are more suicides during the holidays than at any other time of the year.
Thank you for your faithfulness to Gilgal and its clients for the past seven years! Women After God’s Own Heart has been our longest serving volunteer group. What a tremendous blessing and impact WAGOH has been to the women of Gilgal!
Over the years you have invited us to join your monthly Breakthrough meetings, your Purses with a Purpose Tea, your Christmas Brunch, provided the annual Employment Readiness Workshop all while providing the financial support that initially covered Marta passes for women looking for employment and now covers food for two women to eat an entire year. The women have been especially excited to enjoy recently released movies and popcorn with your extra Christmas blessing each year. I love that for seven years, women after Gilgal woman can name your group and individuals associated with WAGOH that have personally impacted them. They don’t feel “less than” in your presence. What a gift you offer.
Partnerships like yours are rare and highly appreciated. I am truly grateful for all of the numerous ways that you have supported Gilgal over the past seven years. A couple of items stand out for me: 1. WAGOH is consistent and faithful and 2. There is never a compromise as to who it is that we serve. Thank you for your consistency and for letting His light shine through you in all that you do. Gilgal is blessed to call you “friend”. I am eternally grateful.
Blessings to you!
Your message was timely. Allison Henderson-Brooks spoke this morning & it complimented your message from yesterday. I love the way you conduct your meetings. It takes faith, courage, and setting aside ego to allow people to speak and contribute. You allow freedom and encourage, freedom of expression but you clarify & distill the comments so that the message remains clear and focused. And you don’t let people take over and cause confusion. As I have said before, it is obvious that you have let God have His way because many ministers do not have the courage to be transparent and vulnerable. That is the work of the Holy Spirit, and I am grateful that I was there yesterday & have my WAGOH sisters.