One of the huge blessings of last weekend was the power of 600 women with a single vision gathered in one place. There were women of widely varied accents, heights, colors and denomination, but our hearts beat as one. We are girls who want to walk beside God and help build the Kingdom.
In my first contact with my speaker eval group, I was curious to see an unusual email address, so I wrote specifically to this woman to find out where she was coming from. Imagine my surprise when she let me know that she would be traveling from South Africa!
Michelle, our sweet South African sister, was a delight to our whole group. She had deep spiritual insight and a joyful presence that rubbed off on all of us. She also brought us each a gift.
This is an Ndebele doll. Michelle explained that these dolls are made by the beautiful women of the Ndebele tribe.
The story that Michelle told us was poignant. Ndebele women made these dolls by hand and give them to their sisters for their wedding. They are symbols of blessing and abundance. Michelle explained to us that we are her sisters and that she is praying for spiritual blessing, abundance and fertility for each one of us. Even though we might not see each other until the Wedding Day, she would look forward to our time together again on that day.
We were all so blown away not only by Michelle's generosity but by the story. Our little group is now officially named the Ndebele Sisters. These women with incredible stories to tell are knit together now by love and a desire for the Wedding Day to come soon!
The Ndebele Sisters