LWQ West Moreton Zone Fellowship Day 29/08/2023 Immanuel Lutheran Church Ropeley. Our theme “Peace in…
Held at and hosted by Immanuel Buderim.
With the theme “Shepherd” Acts: 28a “Be shepherds of the Church of God”
Ruth Geitz Zone President welcomed everyone with a special welcome to LWQ Vice .Pres. Hazel Weise. Pam Flesser President Immanuel opened with prayer. Greetings and Apologies were read by Narelle Jefferd Zone Sec. Offering song “Freely, Freely”. The Offering $610.00 was donated to Dorcas Cottage (sewing machines and materials)
Pr. Doug Fitzpatrick gave the devotion on why we say “Our Father” in the Lord’s Prayer. It gives us a deep sense of connectiveness to be called into the community belonging to family and friends and one body in Christ. The one identity binds us all together when we pray The Lord’s Prayer. Through mission we are to be “Shepherds of the Church of God”.
Guest Speakers, Lyndal Maher and Eunice Wallis gave a very interesting and informative talk about the various projects they have under taken with a team from Immanuel in the Lutheran area of Watoto and Kamuli districts in Uganda.
From humble beginnings each village has several houses, which accommodate a “Mumma” (usually a widow) who looks after a number of orphans. A school, medical and church buildings. The women and children are able to support themselves with farming, animals. The Dorcas cottage in Kamuli is equipped with sewing machines. The women have learnt to sew dignity kits for girls so they can attend school and garments that they sell at the markets. Their future focus is on providing Bibles in their language, build another sewing room, supply seeds and hoes for farming to encourage sustainability and independence. Guest speakers were each presented with a small gift.
LWQ V. Pres. Hazel Weis read a report from LWQ V. Pres. Avalon Hall in her absence. A shared lunch was enjoyed by all. Attendance 34.plus.
Reporter Narelle Jefferd. BN&SC Zone Sec.