Wednesday, 30 March 2016

My 1 Timothy 4:12 Women

Alejandra & Jessy
I want to introduce to you two very special women in my life.  I call them my "1Timothy 4:12 ladies" because they fit that description perfectly.  Let me quote the verse for you:

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity."

These two lovely ladies are young, not quite young enough to be my daughters, but younger than myself.  Yet they consistently live this verse out before me.  They are both very unpretentious and most certainly do not call attention to themselves.  But they set before me, and others, an example worth following.

Jessy Neufeld has been a friend for years, and I was privileged to have her stay in my home last year, for two month, while on her Sabbatical.  She was outside her culture and her language but she touched so many people's lives by her godliness.  She crossed barriers just by being herself.  She is such an example to me in speech, in faith, in love, and in purity.  She is a lovely women of God who blesses others by the way she lives her faith.

Alejandra Vergara is a much newer friend, from right here in Guadalajara.  Her and her husband are members of the Reimer's cell group.  I have watched her live out her faith in such real and tangible ways; I am constantly inspired.  She just warmly loves others.  She gives of herself, selflessly. She lives very missionally - in word and deed. She models living out your faith in such a way that others are drawn to Christ. She is gentle and kind to all.  I am so blessed to call her a friend.
Celebrating Ana's Birthday last year

These two young ladies have been an inspiration to me time and again.  They have modelled what a godly women is, to me and to others.  They remind me that others are watching how I live, and to give of myself generously.  As women we need to encourage one another, lift one another up and walk together.  I am glad I have women like this in my life who model that and inspire me to live in such a way that I too would inspire other young ladies.  Who is your Timothy lady? Who is watching you?

Thank you Ale and Jessy.

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