Thursday, February 28, 2013

World Day of Prayer

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At Wesley Uniting Church, Geelong, this morning for the World Day of Prayer. Nice to feel connected to women (and men) in many parts of the world. Tonga. Fiji, France. Ireland, everywhere. Today's worship was designed by women in France. Nice to see a group of children from St Mary's School there as well as oldies. The guest speaker was Michael Martinez CEO of Diversitat which tied in nicely with the emphasis on 'stranger and you welcomed me in'. Afterwards Wesley women hosted a lunch for us all.
And the World Day of Prayer of course is celebrated in many churches in Fiji also, such as in Naduri, Macuata. Story is in Fiji times Saturday.

Women pray for all

Serafina Silaitoga
Saturday, March 02, 2013
TEARS flowed as a group of women yesterday asked God to protect their counterparts around the world who may live in an unfortunate environment.
In marking the World Day of Prayer, women from the coastal area of Naduri, Macuata gathered at the village and offered their thoughts in prayers.
Leader Adi Samanunu Katonivere said it was an annual event marked by women from the different denominations and villages of Nabukadogo, Namama, Naduri and surrounding farms.
"This is one time we come together to pray for our sisters around the world who may face tough times either through violence or being faced with the loss of loved ones through wars.
"So it is important that we offer through prayers the different situations faced by our sisters around their world and even the hardships in societies today," Adi Samanunu said.
She said the special day had also brought women together.
"Despite our different religions and background, we are so united in this day of prayer as we ask God for guidance and protection in the societies we live in and that is important," Adi Samanunu said.
"It is also a day where we encourage and build one another up so we can contribute effectively to our communities," she said.
The women ended their day's program with a special lunch at Naduri Village.

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