Mary and Martha Chapter
The Order of the Daughters of the King® (DOK) is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. We have made a commitment to Jesus as our Savior, and we follow Him as Lord of our lives. We are an Order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ELCA) and Roman Catholic churches
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On July 10th, our church was blessed with a visit from Graciene Riche. Graciene is Lorraine Brumskine’s sister who is visiting from Liberia. Graciene runs a children’s ministry in Buchanan, Liberia which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church there.
In reflecting on our mission partnership, she expressed how grateful the people of the community are for our continued support of their children’s ministry programs. During coffee hour, Graciene presented a slide show showing the “love in action” of her ministry. They are in the process of building another boarding school for these children. The need is great to shelter, feed, and educate these children. The churches run the boarding schools in Liberia. The boarding schools are a safe haven for them in what can be a harsh world. Graciene stated that the building of the new boarding school is slowly coming together as funds become available to continue the construction. If you missed Graciene’s presentation, it will be available for viewing on our church’s website.
We are very fortunate to have this dynamic relationship in our mission partnership with Liberia. How often do we give to a charity in another country and never know the impact of what our gifts mean to those living there?
When I viewed Graciene’s presentation, I saw the happy faces of these same children who are receiving our donations. The supplies that we donate: the clothing, school supplies, toiletries, and PPE supplies help sustain these same precious children. The presence and glory of God binds us in His work on earth. “He’s got the whole wide world in His hands.”
We sent out our latest shipment of two large barrels of supplies on July 20th. Please continue to send in donations of supplies. Every little bit helps these children living in poverty. Donations can be dropped off in the foyer before and after our church services or during office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am to 1:00pm.
For His Sake
Susan L. Grant
President of the Martha and Mary Chapter of the DOK
For His Sake….I am but one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do. What I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.
Lord, what will you have me do?