Today I witnessed an outpouring of love and encouragement. With the combined efforts of the Women's Ministry of Warren Baptist Church and Crawford Avenue Baptist, 43 women from the inner city of Augusta, GA felt the love of Jesus. After months of praying and planning, Queen For a Day became a reality and we had a blast!
Over 80 women came together to love on, encourage, pamper and equip women in need of a touch from the Lord. The women got to experience three sessions during the morning.
- In the Prayer Pampering Parlor ladies recieved neck massages, foot massages, hand massages, facials, make-up application, manicures & wellness tips. They opened their hearts and shared their hurts and needs and were prayed for, as well.
- In Training in the Truth ladies learned the basics of how to study God's Word and how to pray. They discussed the importance of having a daily quiet time and talked about practical ways to help them through their day.
- Meals, Menus & Money Saving Tips helped ladies see how they can make healthy meal choices on a shoe-string budget.
While moms were being ministered to, children were cared for as well …
After their morning of pampering and training, the ladies sat down to a delicious hot meal followed by a fashion show presented by Shoppe 3130, special music by Kristal Mindingall and an inspirational message from Augusta native, Susan Martin. Susan, a speaker for All For His Glory Ministries, spoke candidly about Jesus' love, redemption, power and presence in her life.
The day was incredible, and I believe life-changing for many. I know that for Samantha (below) her life will never be the same again.
On Saturday, February 5, 2011 she received Jesus into her life. As I hugged her before she left, I told her that the choice she made today to follow Christ was the most important of her life. Not only was Samantha treated like a "queen for a day," but she became the daughter of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. So, Samantha, even though you took the tiara off, washed the make-up away and walked back into reality, remember that you will forever be a princess in the eyes of your Father God!
Thank you to all God's princesses who blessed these precious ladies today. God was glorified and many women were encouraged, strengthened and equipped. I am eternally grateful for you and your love for Jesus and for your desire to make Him known!