The Ladies J.O.Y. Fellowship is a time of Biblical training and Christian fellowship for the ladies both in Chilala and Magoye Township where we have started two churches. The name, J.O.Y., stands for J – Jesus first, O – others second, and Y – yourself last. We have integrated groups from the surrounding compounds in Mazabuka, and meet in Chilala every Thursday. Magoye Township meets every Tuesday, but is about 30 km from us. It has been such a blessing to watch these ladies grow in the Lord, and see them meet the challenges of learning Scripture (most can’t read, but memorize, giving a whole new level to hiding God’s Word in their hearts) and learning the books of the Bible. When they memorize the Roman’s Road Scriptures they receive a brand new Bible we have received from BEAMS (thank you!), and when they can recite the books of the Bible in order they receive a new chitenge (traditional wrap skirt). More than 75% of these ladies have done both! For those that cannot read, we will begin teaching them using the Bible as their text book. We pray that our ladies can be an encouragement to you!
Nehemiah 8:10 FOR THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH!