For unto us a King is born, writes GB International President Priscilla Penny from GB Zimbabwe.
2018 has gone so fast. It's been a year full of excitement and celebrations as we looked 125 years back! What a journey it has been. We celebrate and salute those who were before us, our pioneers, for answering to His call for a mission for girls. We take pride in being the oldest, strongest, Christian movement for girls.
Ebenezer! Thus far He has taken us! But having come this far we face a challenge to remain relevant and responsive to the generation of today, while maintaining our Christian values. A group of us want to do things the way we've always done them. Any deviation is met with anger and demands to do what we've always done. But that same passion isn't evident about participating in work of the Gospel to transform lives. We spend hours discussing protocol, programmes, uniforms and sometimes we forget about the Great Commission. Where is our focus as GB?
We go into the New Year on the heels of ICGB 2018, where we where challenged to be fruitful and overflowing. There we heard some of the key words/phrases that should continue to speak to us and help us start our journey for the next 125 years - intentional, pioneer again, understand the soil, be authentic, embrace technology, be innovators, tell people how good your fruit is (be masterful), gutsy (champion our uniqueness), and make people (girls) our priority.
As we celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas may we be truly thankful and pray that we will be joyful despite the pressures of this world and continue to abide in Him and bear fruit, as it says in Romans Ch.12:12 'Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.'
I take this opportunity to wish you all and your families a very blessed Christmas and all the best for 2019.
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