A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

Posts tagged ‘ministry’

May I Pray For You?

She is only a small woman but the energy that escapes from her is unbelievable.  She practically jumps with joy.  Don’t get her started talking about prayer or you won’t get away from her any time soon.  Especially don’t ask to see her buttons, you for sure will  still be talking this time tomorrow.

Her name is Geri.  She lives in a small town in Colorado and she is excited.  She has a button ministry that has changed her life.  She is a nurse and every day she wears a button that says, “May I Pray For You.”  I can tell you this, if I was going into surgery and saw my nurse wearing that button, I would grab her and never let her go until she did pray for me.

Geri has many prayer stories and loves to tell them.  Her stories are incredible and she not only loves to share her stories she loves to share here ministry.  Geri makes these buttons to give away.  She will make a few buttons or hundreds of buttons at no charge.  It’s her ministry.

I love it when someone finds a ministry to be excited with and runs with it.  What a blessing Geri is to everyone around her.  If you are interested in getting some buttons please comment on this blog and I will put you in contact with her.

The Ministries of Women

There! Try that title on for size, The Ministries of Women.  I decided if I put Women’s Ministries you may not be interested in reading this post.  You probably don’t just love women’s ministries like I do or perhaps you do.

Do you know that women make up at least 70% of the Seventh Day Adventist Church?  Yikes, we are  becoming  a majority.  Not only that, WE control many of  “the purse strings”, so THEY say. Interesting don’t you think?

Women’s Ministries is really not about the purse strings, the majority or even about ordination.  Women’s ministries is about unselfishly ministering to others.  Ministering to the single mother, children and women in the church and in the community. 

You may be thinking how can we minister, what can we do?  Start with providing  SOMETHING for women.  It can be a small group Bible study, a party with a purpose, like Women in Touch, a book club, a mom’s support group, the list is endless.  The important thing it to do something for women.

I hope you have women’s ministries in your church, if you don’t you are missing out.  If you would like to get something started I would love to help you.  Just leave a comment on this blog and I will contact you.  If you don’t want to tackle something like Women In Touch, perhaps a new mom’s ministry or burden bears would be something you would like.  We have so many resources available to help you get a ministry started in your church.

The truth is, when you are ministering to someone else you are actually ministering to your self and to Jesus most of all.  You will enjoy doing ministry for others whether it is a party with a purpose or taking a gift to a new mom and inviting her to bring her baby to Sabbath School.  We were created for a purpose and I believe serving others is one of our purposes on this earth.

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