My GB sisters around the world. Calvary greetings,
As we enter the season of Advent, I am filled with profound joy and gratitude for each and every one of you. The anticipation of Christ’s birth brings forth a renewed sense of hope, love and peace within our hearts.
During this Advent season, let us reflect on the significance of Christ’s coming. I am reminded of our purpose and mission to spread His message of love and compassion and transform the lives of girls and young women. It is a time for us to gather in unity, to uplift one another and to extend our hands of service to those in need.
Just as the shepherds eagerly awaited the arrival of the Messiah, we too anticipate His presence in our lives. Let us open our hearts to receive His unending grace, allowing it to transform us from within. Through prayer, contemplation and devotion, may we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of our Savior with reverence and joy.
As we celebrate Advent, let us also remember the importance of sharing Christ’s love with others. In a world that often feels divided and disconnected, our role as part of the Body of Christ , becomes even more vital. Let us be ambassadors of peace, offering a message of hope and reconciliation to those around us. May our actions exemplify Christ’s teachings, bringing light to the darkness and healing to broken hearts.
During this season, let us take time to reach out to those who are lonely, oppressed, or marginalized. Through acts of kindness and compassion, we can bring comfort and support to those who are in need. By extending a helping hand to our brothers and sisters, we demonstrate the true meaning of Christ’s love in action.
As we embark on this Advent journey, I encourage each of you to seek opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual growth. Engage in meaningful dialogue, study God’s Word, and deepen your relationship with Him. Let us cultivate a spirit of humility, gratitude, and forgiveness as we prepare our hearts to welcome the Prince of Peace.
In closing, I want to express my deepest appreciation for your unwavering commitment to our Vision to “See Girls Lives Transformed and God’s world enriched”. Your dedication to serving the girls week in week out voluntarily, is a shining example of what it means to live out our faith. Together, let us continue to make a positive impact in our communities and beyond, embodying the transformative power of Christ’s love.
May this Advent season be a time of immense blessings, renewed faith, and an outpouring of God’s grace upon each and every one of you. I pray that as we come together to celebrate the birth of our Savior, we may be reminded of the profound love He has for us all.
With heartfelt gratitude and warm wishes,
Priscilla P. Penny
The International President