Earlier this year when COVID hit, a sister named Elresa in California decided to host an online single mum devotional and sent out a public invitation. A single mum in the city of Wellington, New Zealand joined and loved the teaching that she agreed to study the Bible online with two sisters in California. After some time, the Womens ministry leader Megan in Auckland, NZ flew down to meet her and on that weekend, she happened to meet a woman named Heather who came to the house church they hosted in the city of Wellington but she was from another remote city in New Zealand, Christchurch where we had only one disciple from our church living there.
Heather had recently left her church and pray to God to find the truth. She started studying the Bible over zoom and was constantly filled with joy with the truth that she was learning. Just this last week, Heather got baptised into Christ and counted the cost that God wants to use her to change the city of Christchurch for him and start a ministry in her city. She read the passage in Acts 16 and has been inspired by Lydia in the scriptures and is starting a house church in her home.
At the same time, a disciple from the church in Milan had to move back suddenly to her hometown of Christchurch and is also excited to be a part of building a ministry in her home city with the other two sisters.
Just like the beginnings of the church in Philippi, we believe God is using the women’s ministry to do great things!