In a nation in which 40% of men physically assault their partners each day (that speaks nothing of the emotional and sexual torment many women are put through on a daily basis!), it’s essential that we not only celebrate our women but shout from the rooftops just how much we value them.
So today The Gathering with help from Father’s House in Simon’s Town celebrated Women’s Day.
We hosted a free event in which we invited local women to come and be pampered and treated like the million dollars they truly are in God’s eyes. Or as Paula put it on Facebook: Helping women understand that they are "the apple of his eye" (Zechariah 2:8).
The morning might have got a little out of hand as Shaddie took a few of his guys off to get a mountain of chips & bread to feed everyone with delicious butties, but it was a sensational morning and we’re truly thankful to God for allowing us to serve in this way.
It was glorious chaos inside
We had to spill out onto the street
Liza treating Melissa
Cyril & Gerrit, two good men celebrating our women
Tiffany being pampered
Alvina pampering Sernelle, one church member to another
"Yay for Women's Day!"