"Touching Lives One Ministry At A Time"
The ladies of Clarksville are striving to make a difference in people in their community.
We are involved in a Bible study on the book of Nehemiah. Some of the other things that we are engaged in are:
1. Card ministry for the sick and those that need encouragement. With the card ministry we create (not buy) cards and take them over to the hospital so that they can be placed on the trays of the new patients as they are brought their first meal of the day.
2. The "Bags of Love" Ministry. This ministry involves making quilts and bags for children that are taken out of the meth homes. We add toys, books, personal hygiene products (age monitored) for them and other age appropriate things. We would love to have you come and join us.
3. Bible Studies. We are studying the book of Nehemiah every 2nd and 4th Tuesday.
4. Sewing &Painting Ministry. We make chemo caps for children that had lost their hair through chemotheraphy treatments. Many are taken to the Vanderbilt's Children's Hospital in Nashville and also at the local Gateway Hospital here in Clarksville.We are currently painting ceiling tiles for the patients at the nursing home.
For more informatin call Debbie (931) 358-0258
Devotional from Heather Dawn-Small
Have you ever looked for joy? So many people today are looking for joy. They look to the world of movies, to spending sprees, to friends or good times. So many pursue joy. Seeking but never finding or only finding it for brief moments of time. But for those of us who know Jesus, the source of our joy (Nehemiah 8:10), we know that joy is not illusive but very real. It's one of the gifts that God gives to each person who comes to Him, it's His promise to us (Gal 5:22, 23).
So why do so many of us walk around with looks of despair and distress? Over the years I've learnt that joy is not always seen in outward expressions. The surest test for joy is internal. How do you feel in the middle of that big problem. Do you have peace knowing that no matter what God will help you, that He will show up on time, that His Word is true and His promises sure. That's joy. It's not about whether I'm always happy and smiling. It's about knowing that I can trust God to do what best for me in all circumstances and that brings peace and joy. It a peace that passes all understanding (Phil 4:6, 7).
As we face the unknown of 2009, one thing we all need is joy. Joy that surpasses the stresses of everyday life, joy that is greater than the unexpected trial, joy that is always present because Jesus is always present.
How do you get such joy, such peace of mind, such contentment? You get it by knowing Jesus. If there's one resolution we need to make for 2009 is making it a priority to have and keep a daily relationship with the source of our joy and strength.
Blessings for the New Year to each of my sisters around the world.
Director, Women's Ministries
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Dates to remember in 2009:
March 7 International Women's Day of Prayer
TBA Women's Ministries Luncheon at campmeeting
June 13 Women's Ministries Emphasis Day
July 12 Women's Ministries Offering Day
Aug 22 Abuse Prevention Day
Sep 4 - 7 Southern Union Women's Conference - Atlanta
Sept 19-21 Young Women's Retreat I (KY-TN Conference
Oct 3-5 KY-TN Fall Retreat II
Oct TBA Clarksville Fall Women's Retreat
Southern Union Women's Conference
"One Voice - One Vision" (click for more information)
Make a difference and be blessed in Atlanta
Kentucky Tennesse Women's Ministry
General Conference Women's Ministry
North American Division Women's Ministry
Adventist Women Ministry Center
Women of Spirit