In the UK many of the 18-30’s generation are drifting away from traditional church. As GB is a great place of friendship for this age group, GB has launched The Esther Collective, a community for 18 30’s women that aims to helps them grow as disciples and leaders
One participant, Hannah, says: “The first Saturday of The Esther Collective was fantastic. I didn’t quite know what to expect, yet I expectantly hoped that God would be starting something good. And I wasn’t disappointed! I enjoyed every minute- the food, the talks, the interviews and the fellowship and community already created. Since Saturday I have been chewing over everything I heard, relearning to live in the light of my identity in God.”
Charlotte Hendy is Project Leader for the Esther Collective, and is also GB Europe’s Youth (Volunteer) Co-ordinator. She was one of GB England & Wales delegates at ICGB in Perth 2014. She has written the March reflection for our Be Expectant series.
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What’s key for Girls’ Brigade Worldwide?
GB’s newest International Life Vice-Patron comes from Singapore. Miss Hee Piang Chin spoke at our International conference in 2014, and the President’s Committee will be discussing the key themes of her talk at their next meetings in June 2015.
This time last year 120 GB women travelled to South Africa to celebrate GB’s 120 years of action as a Christian mission. They had fun, made friends, shared news and experiences and grappled with their concerns for girls in their countries. And the Gathering story continues. Be inspired by what God is doing in the lives of three of the women who attended – Sam, Natalie and Sarah
Dina’s life has been transformed through the work of Girls’ Brigade in her area. Like many girls living in parts of Africa she struggled to gain access to education, but with GB’s help she has excelled! This presentation was shared at our International Conference (ICGB), and is the winner of this year’s competition to share how GB is at work, transforming girls lives!
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Venue: ‘Nerina’ campus, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa .
Dates: 7th – 14th December 2013.
GB Africa is proud to be hosting The Gathering as a special celebration of GB’s 120th year in mission.
This is the first ever ‘Gathering’ event for young women in GB around the world, and is being planned and delivered by a small team of women from different parts of the world, alongside the GB South Africa host team.