Sunday, December 17, 2017
Written by: Rev. Kelsy Brown | Associate Pastor for Membership & Mission
Last month, Pinnacle sent a mission team to Haiti. The focus this year was delivering Days for Girls kits, a.k.a. women’s hygiene kits. Members and friends of Pinnacle have been making these kits all year, and we were able to take 450 kits with us. These reusable hygiene kits provide homemade pads for women during their period for 3 years. Along with receiving a kit, women got a chance to learn about their own health. For most of the women they had never learned about puberty, periods, or healthy childbirth.
Joy filled each sanctuary as Ronide, Pastor Luc’s wife and our trainer, shared about the gift of being a woman. By the time we were handing out the kits the women were grinning from ear to ear. Together we celebrated that we are women. The gifts of pride, health, wisdom and a practical way to care for themselves during their period. That is a gift and is a great joy!
Joy at Christmas is about seeing joy of salvation given by our Savior who was born in a manger for you. We see a glimpse of this joy in moments like these because in two hours of training we changed the lives of 450 women. On that first Christmas God changed all our lives. That is something to celebrate with lots of Joy!
Prayer: Jesus, Joyful, Joyful we adore you! Amen.