Walvis Bay, Namibia :: Local women attend a challenging discipleship event on board Logos Hope
Four hundred Namibian women packed the Hope Theatre on board Logos Hope for a discipleship event entitled 'Women of Faith'. The evening’s hostess, Kathy Mew (USA) told the audience, “Our hope is that you would leave inspired and encouraged to be the woman God intended you to be and that you would feel empowered to take your role in your family and in your church.”
Several of the ship’s ladies shared their own experience of Christian life, and others performed a dramatised look at biblical women who displayed their faith in unique ways; using the examples of Ruth, Esther, Deborah and Rahab.
Many participants were moved to tears as they watched a video account of 'the invisible woman', who detailed the frustrations of toiling for a family in many unseen tasks, but had to be reminded that her duty and sacrifice is really made for God.
“It was just wonderful,” said Karen Smith, a pastor’s wife. “In busy lives, every mother - whether they have status or not - is going through that. But you’re not doing it for them, you’re working for Him. I am thanking the Lord for showing me that.”
Another local woman felt God speak to her through the testimonies of women who are at different stages in life: “I believe the Holy Spirit meets everyone where they are, through events like this. I will take away from this evening that I’m to embrace where I am in life, and let God use me, whatever season I am in,” she smiled.