When I first arrived in Zambia,
the ladies at our church had a baby shower
for one of our church members who had twins.
This was a fun and special occasion for the ladies from our church.
This type of "ministry" has a few specific purposes.
First of all, it gives the ladies a chance to fellowship.
Many of our ladies are busy in various ministries.
Sometimes a week goes by where we don't get to see each other because one or the other is busy teaching or helping in a class or the nursery.
Secondly, it provides us a chance to honor a lady who is faithful to church, married to her original and only husband,
and one who has a good testimony for the Lord.
Thirdly, this is a good example to the other woman of the church of how God blesses you and provides for your needs when you are faithful to Him.
We hope that there will be may more occasions
for our ladies to gather together in godly fellowship.