The theme of the weekend, “Becoming God's Precious Jewels” from Zechariah 9:16 made for a joyous time. We were 22 in number, with seven people in attendance from Kalukanya and 15 from the central church in Isoka.
Mrs. Edith Siame welcomed everyone and expressed her gratitude at the number of women who participated. We had many activities with different facilitators, including how to make a wool door mat, which was facilitated by Mrs. Lucia Mulenga.
The participants listening
The elder talking about business management and God's precious jewels
Mrs. Siame taught women how to make three different types of juices using various fruits. The women also learned from Mrs. Siame how to secure sweet potatoes in a hand-dug hole so they would not rot and go to waste. Other activities included cooking vegetables by adding pounded groundnuts called fisashi, facilitated by Mrs. Gift Sinyenga. In addition, chikanda (called African polony) and many other foods were shared at the meals.
We were strengthened with many inspiring messages shared by Mrs. Mwape Kabangula, Mrs. Lucia Mulenga and Mrs. Edith Siame. We also had a “Pastor's Talk” where the pastor emphasized tithing and gave an example of Ananias and Sapphira, who hid some of the money after they sold land. He also talked about God's precious jewels.
The pastor and Deacon P. Sinyenga also shared a message about business management. On the Sabbath we listened to a sermon on facing trials, tribulations and adversity. In the afternoon the pastor and the deacon shared a message about financial management in the Bible. The time flew by quickly because we were busy throughout, despite the weather which was cold and windy!
We give our heartfelt thanks to God and to all those who helped us financially for the success of the women’s enrichment weekend in Isoka. May the spirit of giving continue in them.
-- Edith Siame