Today, in light of celebrating the International Women’s day, I would like to honor some of the women who have impacted my life. If I was to list them all, this blog would be extremely long. So I decided to name but a few of them.
No other woman could know me better than my mother. No other woman could pray for me like my mother does and none can offer me her love like she does. I am blessed to be born of her. To be nurtured by her and to learn from her. Her name is Joy. It suits her perfectly since she is always joyful….contagiously joyful. Among the many lessons she has taught me, the one that stands out to me apart from remaining in Christ is to be a giver. Her spirit of giving has touched so many lives, lives across the oceans. Her giving is not limited to strangers or even those who have done her wrong. She is the truest example of giving. I bless you this day mom and I love you. Thank you for being the best role model a daughter could ask for.
To the right, meet Pastor Cindy. Native of the US of A. A true worshiper. She together with her family, took my brother and I into their home after the Joplin tornado and sheltered us for about 6months. She became my second mom. Her care and compassion is noticed by all. Even when she has nothing to give, her presence is a gift to many. To this day she is still giving of her time, resources and blessings to those recovering from the Joplin tornado. I am blessed to know her and partake of her anointing. I pray God’s favor and abundance on you this day Ps. Cindy. I love you….and thank you.
Dr. Florence Muindi. A native of Kenya. From the first encounter with her at the Global Medical Health Conference in Kenctucky, her humility stood out. She is the President and founder of Life in Abundance International. Please visit the website for more information. (www.liaint.org) In the few days I got to know her and talk to her, she did nothing but encourage me with my mission this summer. Her advice, care and concern was refreshing. Her self-giving nature is something I truly admire and hope to draw from. She is a blessing t0 many across Africa. God bless you and I honor you this day.
To the ladies I work with at Mwangaza International: Rose, Joelle, Joanna and Leslie, may God bless you. Working with you is an honor and a priviledge. The children and women that we work with in Congo would agree that your tireless efforts to offer care and assistance is not only admirable but also encouraging. You are wonderful women of God and I am blessed to know you, work with you and call you friends. I love you all.
(above) Dr. Hawa Abdi and her 2 daughters (who are also doctors) are natives of Somalia. They founded the Hawa Abdi foundation and are doing a tremendous work in Somalia despite the opposition and tribulations they have to endure. (http://www.dhaf.org/) I choose to post the video I watched because I’m afraid my words will not do them justice. Click on this link to watch the video—->: Dr. Hawa Abdi and daughterI hope to one day meet them. God bless you and the work you are doing.
Finally, to all the women I may not have mentioned. I pray for you and I bless you this day. The difference you make in this world does not go unnoticed. You are an inspiration to me and many others.
There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.~~WASHINGTON IRVING
A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. ~~DIANE MARIECHILD
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.~~ ANNE FRANK
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
Partnering With You,