On January 18, 2011, 5 years & 5 months ago!, I opened my home every Tuesday evening, at 6:30 for a Bible Study group called Woman of the World (WOW). There were 12 woman here that first night. Over these ensuing years Six of this core group still remain, and many others have come, passed through and gone. Even during the illness, and loss of our first-born daughter, Suzette, to her 7 1/2 month battle with cancer, WOW has continued and these woman sustained me during that time.
God never leaves us the same ----- !!!! Recently He stirred in my heart to do the most important study that we have done to date.
I began an extension of this group for the sole purpose of not only studying, but becoming a strong group of Intercessors. The blue cover in the middle is the book I first purchased in June of 2000. I have read this book completely several times, and parts of it even more times over these past 11 years. Next to The BIBLE this book has taught me the most, and drawn me closer to my GOD and JESUS, My Savior than any other study. The book on the right, in the light grey cover, is the newest edition which the other woman are using, BUT every word inside these two copies is exactly the same. This book contains 666 pages and actually contains 6 separate works by Andrew Murray. We are not tackling the entire book, although I'm sure each woman will eventually do so on their own time, but we are studying #5 The Ministry of Intercession.
Our first meeting of this new group was held May 10th. I called it INTERCESSION of 15 because there were 15 woman present The six who have been here from the beginning: Jeanne Oswald, Kathy Robinson, Norma Goodnight, Thelma Horton, Sandra Rhodes, Susan Joyce. Newer members the past several years: Connie Aston, Glenda Holmes, Judy Russell, Kristine Hembry, Phyllis Rathbone. Recent new ones: Darlene Killion, Dee Hollenbeck, Jacque Cody (my daughter), Mary Killion.
Now, for the best part of all: it has now become INTERCESSION of 15 and MORE because Wantha Ann Deaton, who was such a big part of WOW for so many years is returning and my close Soul Sister, Kathy Wright, (even though she lives in Phoenix) is following along with us with the book and interaction.
Our 2nd meeting, just 2 nights ago, not only the study itself, but the INTERCESSORY Prayer - which this is all about - was so powerful we were ALL moved to the core of our being. I know GOD " Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" Philippians 1:6 kjv is doing just that. By the way, that has been my life verse since I was first saved on September 24, 1956.
There are also 4 current members of WOW: Carmel Field, Julia Arulsamy, Pam Reynolds, & Patty Ross who have not currently joined this new study yet.