The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year. This year, World Day of Prayer will be observed on Friday 2nd March, at Christ Church, Shepparton.
All God’s Creation is Very Good!
The World Day of Prayer 2018 host country will be Suriname and the theme, prepared by the women, is “All God’s Creation is Very Good!” The Bible study text is Genesis 1: 1-31.
The Republic of Suriname lies in the northeastern part of South America. Suriname is named after the Surinen tribe, one of the indigenous peoples of the land. Suriname is part of the Guianas, an ecological region within the Amazon. Religions that are practiced in Suriname are Christianity (approx. 48.4%), Hinduism (approx. 22.2%), Islam (approx. 13.8%), Traditional Religions (approx. 1.8%), Javanism (approx. 0.8%) and a small percentage of the Jewish faith and other religions.
Alice Pomstra – Elmont
Alice Pomstra – Elmont is a member of the Hervormde gemeente (Dutch Reformed Church). She was born on a ship in the Cottica River near Mocca in the District of Marowijne, lived in the Netherlands and now lives back in Suriname enjoying its rich nature.
Theme: All God’s Creation is Very Good!
Date: Friday, 2nd March 2018
Church: Christ Church cnr Nixon and Corio Streets, Shepparton
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