Thursday, 23 December 2010

The Sisterhood and the Pledges



When the Sisterhood began, some people thought it was something superficial, that it was only about physical beauty, a good presentation and a bunch of small rules to follow.
But the sisterhood is not that, it was made to promote spirituality for young girls in the church, so that they may grow closer to God.
The Sisterhood wants to show, that the girls, are capable of growing, that they can loose their fears, shyness, low self esteem that they can be beautiful on the inside and the outside, when they are determined and try to.
The time they used to spend watching TV, chatting on the internet or maybe going out with friends, now is spent of lectures of spiritual books, or on the tasks that help the girls in many ways and it helps them to share with people of their same faith.

Two months ago we prepared a wish box, called “capsule of time” where the girls all wrote a wish inside of it and every month we pray together that this wish will come true.

Christine was the first to share her testimony. This month she was able to take out her old wish, which was answered and add a new wish, she was baptized with the Holy Spirit. She had already been seeking and in November she received it.
Not only her though, another two pledges have been baptized as well. Maybe God hadn’t baptized them before because complete conversion, dedication and devotion weren’t there.
These works help them grow closer to God, to be more involved with the things of God and the church, and because of this their spiritual level increased and we can see their various testimonies. Many mothers that at first didn’t support their daughters today are seeing and being able to enjoy the results of their changes and now these mothers can talk about the improvements of their daughters in various aspects.
Take advantage of the opportunity, of everything that may be to grow closer to God and to grow spiritually. I personally find it to be very valuable.
I would like for all the pledges from all over the world to leave their experiences, so that together we can reach out to other young girls that maybe have the wrong idea of the Sisterhood group.










19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mrs Tania thank you, indeed the sisterhood is truly an opportunity to be closer to God, to be more involved in His work and much more. These testimonies are great, and it would be so good if all the girls saw this as an opportunity to become better and be women of God. I am will definately take this opportunity and make the best of it!
magdelina Australia

Sandra Tiseira said...

Sisterhood is a great opportunity. If you want to add to your life sisterhood is a guide, for those who want to grow with God, as a young woman of God. We all have a mom, sister, and a friend but in sisterhood you will find a spiritual mom, a faith sister, and a true friend with the same Goals. It’s a true blessing to have people who understand you because they are in the same Faith.

angie said...

yes I totally agree with you many times people judge what they do not know yet. I was there as well I thought that sisterhood was just an apperance but I learned different I am changing and I will keep on.

Anonymous said...

YES sra,tania i can truely say sisterhood has helped me grow i know i still need i little more thing to work on.. thanks to sisterhood i got to reach my goals and its more than a little group its a group that can change every young ladys life just as it change mine and i thank God for giving me this opportunity :D
cristine mejill,

Edith said...

a lot of people think it's only about physical beauty, but it has been challenging, especially against our own ego. it's a lot easier to NOT do things, such as make time for our family or take care of our health and spiritual life, but it all leads to rotting or unhealthiness. However, in the Sisterhood, I've learned to be healthy, but not only in my physical self, but in my family, academic, work and spiritual life. ^_^

.::suLma::. said...

The Sisterhood will truly help you in EVERY area of your life. I'm not exagerrating a bit! Our big sisters are there to help us, to share with us their experiences and help us not make mistakes. They help us to trust in God more, to challenge our selves and do things we wouldn't due. Because of the Sisterhood I've made decisions that have blessed me as well as others.

mariteszuleta said...

Hello Mrs.Tania,
Thank you for sharing this post,I agree the Sisterhood is not about physical beauty,it's all about changes in us,to have strong relationship to God and to be more mature and to grow and learn how to become and transform into better and great woman of God.

Izamar Romero said...

The Sisterhood is alot more than just physical beauty but teaching how be beautiful on the inside

mbingilac said...

I agree with you. Whe our Big Sister here in Zambia started it many people thought it was one more club, but as time went on they thought it was all about looking nice but what i can say is that it has changed my inside and i have also sen this in my fellow pledges. It is really changing us inside.

Heidy said...

That's completely right!!! At first, everyone thought so, But even today, there are still people who think this way because they have seen the group by far. For that reason, it's good to present testimony.

Tania said...

The Sisterhood is definetely more than just a superficial, physical beauty group. All of the pledges I've met have great life changing stories, and I dont fall behind. I have grown closer to God, become more organized, and with the book-reading tasks, i've become "smarter" and overall better in school. Also, I've learned how to cook because the sisterhood "forced" me too, which is great! If it wasnt for that, I would have never started!

I am truly blessed to be part of the Sisterhood! I pray that many that are not yet part see it as what the Sisterhood truly is, not just an exclusive all-girl group.

Raisa Veras said...

I love the sisterhood. Every task, every book we read, every activity, every advice has helped me grow in my life. And just like Cristine got her wish granted, I am sure God will grant all of our wishes too, in the name of Jesus.

Camila said...

Hello Mrs. Tania, the sisterhood really helps us in every area of our lives, helping us to overcome things that were impeding us to get closer to God. And also the Big Sisters, sisters and pledges became a real family, people who really care and love you.

Camila said...

Hello Mrs. Tania, the sisterhood really helps us in every area of our lives, helping us to overcome things that were impeding us to get closer to God. And also the Big Sisters, sisters and pledges became a real family, people who really care and love you.

Yenssy! said...

Mrs. Tania
I see sisterhood as another way to serve God and improve our ways for a better tomorrow.

Bronx, NY

cphosethu said...

Though I'm still a candidate, I also testify of the changes that I've seen in myself since I joined the Sisterhood and I also set a good example to those sround me. It is a privelege to be part of it and its something that needs to be shared with those who are around us.....thanks Mrs Tania

DILMA GONCALVES said...

This is a great story! God blesses! In the Sisterhood meeting last month, one thing that I had to work on more was Spiritual confidence. After working on it, meditating, this month I was baptized with the Holy Spirit! Sisterhood has been a great support in helping me grow as a Woman of God! (Smiles)...and there's much more blessings ahead!

Aileen Jaramillo said...

Hello Mrs Tania,
Im still a little new here and im am very determined to follow and complete the sisterhood challenge. I know that belonging to such a unique family will help me grow spiritually and in return gain so many lifelong friendships:)

Briony Bangura said...

Yes there are load of negative ideas about this group, however I do believe many ideas are changing as I have seen many good examples from the Godllywood group. I sincerely want to develop my relationship with God, and I see this group as an opportunity to do this. I aim to bear fruits within this group to show others this great opportunity.

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