The annual Women’s International Day of Prayer was held at Summerville, S.C., Church on March 3, 2018. The church was filled with anticipation because the women’s ministries leader challenged the women with the theme “Each One Bring One,” to invite other women to the celebration who are not Adventists. They wanted the day to be about prayer, with an evangelistic approach.
It was a bright, sunny morning, with coolness in the air. The church pews began to fill with members and visitors. They came from the north and south, east and west, and were invited to join with Jesus as the Supreme Guest.
Divine worship began with the Parade of Flags representing members and friends of the church. One special feature of the service was when two guests who weren’t Adventists shared their experiences of answered prayer in their lives. Debra Summers told about her husband’s battle with cancer, and that their son was a perfect match for bone marrow transplant. However, in the midst of rejoicing and thanking God, he became ill again, and was diagnosed with throat cancer. They began to question God and their belief in Him. Subsequently, God began to work a set of miracles in their lives that reassured them that He was still on their side. The testimony was so powerful that there was hardly a dry eye in the house.
The message for the day coincided with the testimonies, because the speaker, Hannah Walker Johnson, elder, reemphasized to the congregation, “No matter what we’re going through, God sees, He understands, and He cares!”
Following the spiritual food, came the physical meal — a display of culinary treats from Antigua, Barbados, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Philippines, Virgin Islands, and Zambia. This is an annual event, and all are invited to attend next year!
South Atlantic | June 2018