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G.I.R.L.S. 4 Christ Conferences
G.I.R.L.S. stands for Girls In Real Life Service For Christ. G.I.R.L.S for Christ Conferences are non-denominational; all our teachers are from various churches around New Zealand. Our aim is to inspire girls to love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul and strength, and to encourage them to shine for the Lord Jesus, not only on Sundays or in fun environments, but every day, hour and moment of their??real-life ?? lives.
Here are the dates confirmed for the 2008 Girls 4 Christ Conferences in New Zealand run by Amy Lauder (please note there will not be a North Island 2007 Conference). For more information (or for a registration pamphlet) email Amy at: email@example.com
North Island – Chosen Valley Christian Camp – www.chosenvalleycamp.com
21-24th January 2008
South Island – Woodend Christian Camp – www.woodendcamp.co.nz 20-24th March 2008
Some topics we hope to cover:
?? Honoring our Parents
?? Brother & Sister Relationships
?? Trusting and Obeying
?? Using Single Years Wisely
?? Christ Centered Romance
?? Home Ministry
?? Overcoming Habits
?? Making Dad Successful
Some crafts/skills we hope to learn:
?? Cake Decorating
?? Ribbon Embroidery
?? Jewellery Making
?? Child Evangelism
?? Candle Making
(please note these are subject to change)
If you are a single young lady who…
?? Loves the Lord and wants to know Him more
?? Wants to meet other like-minded young ladies
?? Enjoys doing crafts and learning new skills
?? Desires to hear inspiring, challenging speakers
…then the G.I.R.L.S. 4 Christ Conference is for you!
The next newsletter is attached as a pdf and the text follows below this note.
I will be away in Australia next Monday but have arranged for the newsletter to be sent out as usual. All going well you won’t experience any hiccups in receiving it!
Genevieve Monday, 9 July 2007
Being a Comfort and a Blessing to Fathers and Brothers
And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, least I come and strike the earth with a curse. Malachi 4v6
What are some of the commandments in the Bible specifically for women?
1 Corinthians 7v34
1 Timothy 2v8-15
1 Peter 3v1-7
Men and Women
God created men and women differently with different roles and responsibilities. Here are some of the parallel differences between us:
These differences are things in which we as men and women can glory and delight. Feminists will try to destroy the beauty of the way God has created men and women to interact by saying that we women need to be equal with men in civil society and that we can do everything men can do. But the feminists are wrong and we know that if God has created us to operate in a certain way, blessing will come as a result of being obedient to God. It is foolish to do things our own way.
If you read biographies of famous Christian men throughout history, watch out for the references they make about their wives. Some examples are Martin Luther, John Calvin, Stonewall Jackson, Jonathan Edwards, etc. A common trait amongst great Christian men is that they suffer persecution for doing the Lord’s work here on earth. They are out in the world earning a living and preaching the good word. They are making the world a safe place to raise their families and they carry many burdens on their shoulders such as providing for their families, providing for the poor and fatherless and ensuring that the government and the church are running well. All this work can be stressful and difficult. Dishonest men take advantage of them. Ungodly men persecute them. But when they come home, they come home to the arms of a loving wife and the kisses of delighted children. Home is blissful to these men. After making their way through the storm tossed waves of the world they delight in walking up the path to their homes and taking comfort within their four walls. And when they write about their wives, they are overcome. Their wives have made their lives blissful and peaceful. They are devoted to their wives.
One day when we girls are married, we will be able to welcome a husband home. It will be our job to love him, support him, encourage him, submit to him and be a comfort to him. Just imagine how wonderful it would be if we too could work to make his life blissful. Just imagine if we can create an environment at home where he loves to come and spend time. Just imagine how much he would appreciate a safe haven to rest after a hard day’s work!
Learning to be a comfort
It takes a lot of study and learning to know how to create a happy and peaceful home environment. We can read lots of good books such as:
For the Family’s Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macauley
Home-Making by J R Miller
The Hidden Art of Homemaking by Edith Schaeffer.
We can also make a habit of studying our own husbands when we marry and learning what makes them happy and feel rested and comfortable.
Being a Comfort to Our Fathers and Brothers
Most importantly though, we can practice this by seeing to the comforts of our fathers and brothers now! So, what are some things which we can start doing now to practice making our Father’s and Brothers’ lives blissful?
Learn to be soft.
Learn to be gentle.
Learn James 1:19-20
Believe in your Father and your Brothers. If they want to try something or believe that they can do something, encourage them! Tell them,??You can do it! ?? and??I believe in you! ??
Be an encourager. If they have done something pretty neat, something which took talent and skill, tell them how impressed you are!??Wow! ????I could never do that. ????You are amazing! ????This is REALLY good! ??
Embrace your role as a woman. If you enjoy and delight in being a woman as God has made you, this will make your Father and Brothers respond in kind by enjoying and delighting in being a man as God has created them. Some ways you can actively embrace your role as a woman are to:
? Submit to your Father.
? Dress to please your Father. Dress in feminine clothes with feminine colours, feminine fabrics and feminine styles.
? If it pleases your Father, you could learn how to wear a little bit of makeup. You don’t just have to dress up for church! You can dress up and look nice for your family too!
? Learn domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, etc).
Do your jobs around the house?? without being asked.
Learn how to do other jobs around the house.
Help your Mother get the house tidied up and little children cleaned up for when your Father comes home from work. An organized environment can really set one at ease!
Volunteer to polish your Father’s and Brothers’ shoes.
Learn how to iron your Father’s and Brothers’ shirts.
Ask your Father what friends he likes for you to have, what goals he wants for you to have for the future, what clothes you should wear, what TV/movies/music/magazines/books you should watch/listen to/read, what things you should be involved in. Tell him that you want to please him in everything you do and you want to make sure that your life reflects his desire for your family.
Learn how to cook your Father’s and your Brothers’ favourite meals and bake their favourite cookies! And make their cups of coffee and tea!
How to Polish Shoes
Black shoe polish (Kiwi Parade Gloss is the best)
Black leather shoes
Brushes (these scratch your shoes)
Method Spit in the polish. Or to be a little more elegant, sprinkle some water over the polish. Remove shoe laces. Surround your index finger in the soft cloth then swirl it in the polish. Now rub the polish covered cloth on your shoe. Rub in circular motions all over the shoe. Get more polish when you need it. Rub the polish all over the shoe including on the tongue (if this is black leather) and on the sides of the soles (but not on the part of the soles that you walk on). Make sure you rub the polish in really well. If your shoe is scuffed put extra polish on this area but make sure it is all rubbed in. Put the shoe aside and work on the next shoe. Now light your candle. Hold the shoe over the candle so that the flame is a cm or two (or an inch) below the shoe (ie a leather section of the shoe is an inch or two cms above the flame). Watch the shoe carefully. A little bit of heat will melt and disperse the polish further, really getting it into the pores of the leather. You will only need to hold a section of the shoe over the flame for a split second. That is enough. Then take your clothe again and work the melted polish into the shoe some more (this will also help you to remove more excess polish). Do this with both shoes (move your shoe over the flame so that all sections of your shoe are heated by the flame but do this in sections so that you heat one section, rub the polish with the cloth, heat another section, rub the shoe with the cloth, etc). Now pick up the first shoe again. Fold your cloth and stretch a section of your stocking around it. You are now ready to buff your shoe. Rub the stockinged cloth over your shoe paying particular attention to the top of the toe area. This brings out the shine. Do this to both shoes and you will have beautiful, shiny black shoes! Lastly, go show your shoes to your dad and brothers and see if they would like shiny shoes too!
As we tackle these things and learn to be comforts to our Fathers, we should remember some things:
Tidy up after ourselves.
Check with your parents before you do anything radical. They might be pleased with your efforts, but if you do something at an inconvenient time, it might end up being more of a hassle than a blessing.
Set a good example for your younger Brothers and Sisters!
For the Greater Glory of God through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
I have sent this email to girls who have embraced a vision of victorious daughterhood as well as those who may be thinking about doing so (and even to some girls who may just like some encouragement regarding different areas of home life). Some of the girls are in the USA, UK, Australia and other parts of the world. Most are in New Zealand. You are welcome to forward this email on to others so long as you do so in its entirety. If you do not want to receive these emails please just send a return email to me stating that fact. If you know of other girls who would be encouraged by receiving these emails, feel free to forward the email to them or send me their email address.