Women’s Care Team Ministry Spotlight
by: Emily Short
1. Where are you currently serving? Describe the work that you do, how long you have served, what led you to serve in this area, and who benefits from the work that you doing?
I am currently serving on the newly formed Women’s Care Team. We are a group of women from Hope who are ready to provide support for women as they go through a difficult time or need a woman or women to walk alongside them in their time of need. In partnership with the Deacons, we can talk with you and help in a variety of ways. Whether it be organizing meals or childcare, sending encouraging texts or emails, or many things in between, we are here for the women of Hope and the women of our community. As a woman at Hope who has been loved and supported through texts, meals, prayer, and listening ears, I felt called to join this team to help support other women in this way.
2. Where do you see God working? Describe the situation, big or small, where you have seen God at work. Describe the impact it has had on you, your life, and your relationship with God.
Early on when my husband, Jason, and I were trying to get pregnant with our first child and having difficulty, we felt greatly supported by so many members of Hope and saw God’s love and comfort in so many ways. We saw God work through friends in our small group, through folks reaching out to us after we asked for prayer, elders coming to our home and praying over us. Once we had our first child, Caroline, we were overwhelmed with the love of God through the meals that members of Hope Church provided to us after her birth. We have both grown closer to God through this experience and I want to show others at Hope that same love through this ministry.
3. How can we pray for you and your ministry? Please be specific.
We would love prayer for the women of Hope and the women in our community – that they will benefit from this ministry and that it will be a blessing to them. We’d love prayer for the members of the team as we navigate through difficult or trying times with other women. We pray that women will feel comfortable coming to us and asking for and receiving our help. We pray that we will be an encouragement to the diaconate and can partner with them well in caring for those who are hurting.
4. Are there ways others can join you in this work? Describe who they should contact to get involved.
You can contact our team by email at womenscareteam@hopechurchws.