We hope you have enjoyed our stories of inspirational and godly women this month. The testimonies and lives of fellow believers can be so encouraging as we walk the narrow path that is Jesus’ way!
Here are the precious sisters whose stories we have shared with you:
- We started our series with Monica of Hippo, mother of Augustine, whose quiet faith and perseverance in prayer was instrumental in the conversion of one of Christianity’s great theologians.
- For two decades Helen Roseveare served in the Belgian Congo as a medical missionary before civil war broke out. Despite a brutal attack and being kidnapped for 5 months, Helen insisted on returning to the Congo after her rescue to continue to serve because she kept an eternal perspective.
- The steady faith of Harriet Tubman gave her courage to help a huge number of slaves find their way to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
- Elisabeth Eliot was a missionary wife who served the very people who murdered her husband. She lived out the forgiveness of Christ.
- The faith and perseverance of Susanna Wesley, despite extremely challenging circumstances, laid a foundation for godly living for her ten children, including sons John and Charles who would become, respectively, the founder of the Methodist church, and a great hymn writer.
- Corrie ten Boom was a middle aged Dutch woman when the Nazis arrived in her town. Her work hiding Jews led to her imprisonment in a concentration camp with her father and sister. Corrie’s life is a beautiful story of grace, forgiveness and hope.
- Born blind, Fanny Crosby composed over 8000 hymns. Instead of complaining about her blindness she thanked God for it and saw His providential hand in all aspects of her life. She was fruitful in her affliction.
What story are you writing with your life today? Whose life are you impacting? May we each live lives worthy of the calling we have received!
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called – Ephesians 4:1