Who knows you might have
been called for such a time as this?
I had not known
initially if I would be able to afford to go to India as part of the Together
for God Team, but God provided the money for my husband and I both to go. In
our preparations for the trip we had grown close together as a team, we relied
on each other, encouraged each other, loved and cared for each other.
Terrie preaching the word of God
And God had been
preparing me as an individual; as I studied and prepared to give the word he
had given me for the Indian women, he spoke into many areas of my life, healed
hurts and told me I was beautiful.
The day arrived -
it was the first Women for the Kingdom Day Conference to be held in Bangalore,
India. This Women's Conference was a special day for all of us as a team, and
especially for me as an individual.
The day started
with Flora, one of the women on our team who comes from Bangalore, dressing us
in our saris. I felt very nervous, but as Flora dressed us, the nervousness
seemed to go, and I was filled with excitement and anticipation of how the day
We had been told there
could be several hundred women at the conference. We are very different from
the Indian women in many ways, our skins are different colours, our cultures
are very different, but we are all women, and we were women ministering to
I preached from the book
of Esther - 'The beauty preparation and God's call on your life.' Esther is
told by Mordecai - "Who can say but that God has brought you into the palace
for such a time as this?"
One of our Indian
sisters, Annul, interpreted for me and the other speakers and after we had all
shared what God had given us, we prayed for the Indian women. Annul encouraged
me as I prayed with the women, praying into many difficult and heartbreaking
situations. Annul also became a special friend and sister to me.
- God provided the money for me
to go to India.
- God gave me the strength while
I was in India.
- God provided my sisters to care
for and encourage me.
- God called me to India for such
a time as this.