Ruth Women of Power and Praise (RWOPP)

The Womens Ministry at LLFGF is headed by Miss Merna Bonnick & Mrs Olga Page. Our main aim is to see the Love that all women have for our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to flow deep within our heart so that an unbreakable relationship can be formed with Christ. We aim to ensure the growth, fellowship and bond between each woman and Christ be increased at all times through:

Prayer Breakfast
This is an annual service of empowerment celebrating God with Sisters of the body of Christ encapsulating likeminded individuals leaving with a revelation from God feeling inspired and encouraged to continue or start their relationship with God

The Ladies ministry work very closely with the Support Group and the Witnessing Team to reach out to the community, strengthening our relationship and offering support where required.

Ladies day out
There are monthly trips organised for the Senior Ladies; we have been to places such as Wales, London Eye and River Cruise, Eastbourne, Science Museums, Bath and Brighton to name a few. Most recently was a Day trip to Paris.

 _GFC0149a _GFC0146a _GFC0151Ruth 1 versus 16-17:

“And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me”.

When God Turns Your Mess into a Message…

 Sister Charmagne Bogle

Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory.

The enemy used my traumatic childhood, my past to cause confusion and disorder, he tormented me with feelings of shame, guilt, condemnation and mocked my life. He wanted me to feel like a total failure and give up!

I encourage people to let go of their past, but never run from it, the only way to gain victory over the pain of our past is to let God walk us back through the doorway of pain and into victory.

The truth is that life is messy, and God works best in the midst of that mess, Think about it…

If everything were perfect in our lives, we wouldn’t pray and connect with God, we wouldn’t rely on Him. And we would miss out on the whole reason we were created to be in a relationship with our creator.

It was my mess that lead me to God and caused me lean on Him like never before. The worst times of my life had become the best times in my life for God to do the supernatural,

Root out, Pull down, Destroy, Build and Plant; faith , deliverance, hope and restoration.

If I am too afraid of judgement to acknowledge that was my past, how can I give glory to God for transforming me. 

The most amazing part of all of this, the more I boast in my weakness and glorify God for His grace and mercy the less useful it becomes to the enemy. Satan can not torment with a past I use as a testimony to glorify Our King.

 

One of my favourite scriptures:

 2 Corinthians verse: 4-7

“But we have this treasure in jars clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us”. We are jars of clay on the outside, but on the inside, we carry the beauty and brilliance of Christ. The more cracked and broken the jar of clay is, the more Christ’s power and beauty shines through.

 

Don’t try to hide your brokenness, bring the broken pieces of your life to God, and let Him make something beautiful out of them. Let God take the ashes of your greatest pain and brokenness and turn them into a brilliant and beautiful light that brings beauty to others, when we do we will discover the miracle in mess.

 

Another scripture I reflect on Genesis: 50 verse 20

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive”.

 

Praise God He has transformed my past into a vocation in which I can work with individuals who have experienced pain and trauma in their lives.

Our reliance on a faithful God, whose unfailing compassions are new every morning and our relationship with a Heavenly Father who does not give His children stones but bread..

Romans 5:3-5 

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh  not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.