Girls' Brigade Worldwide Leader Profiles
Priscilla Penny – International President
Elected at the International Conference in Zambia 2018, to be GB’s International President (2018 – 22). Priscilla was previously VP for Africa for eight years and brings a wealth of experience to her new role in Girls’ Brigade.
Priscilla Penny lives in Harare, Zimbabwe with husband Claudio. As well as all that she does for GB, Priscilla and Claudio also have a busy family life, keeping abreast of all that’s happening in the lives of their four children and five grandchildren!
Priscilla shared at the closing ceremony; ‘As we begin on this journey together for the next four years, I wonder what plans God has for us. I can only believe that it will be an exciting and fulfilling journey. What will be our objectives?’
- That GB will take its place as the Oldest and Strongest Christian Organisation focusing on Girl Child Issues.
- That GB members will be good stewards and take care of God’s creation – The Earth.
- That GB will make a Loud Noise that cannot be missed as it turns up the volume of Hope for Girls around the world. May the Girls Brigade be the FIRST TO PRAY, THE FIRST TO SPEAK AND THE FIRST TO ACT for safety and justice for the Girl child. As it say in Proverbs 31:8-9, “Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and the needy.”
- GB will empower and nurture our young women to drive the Mission and Vision of GB.
The Theme for 2019 is “Fruitful and Overflowing… Live Joyfully”. I tried to understand the term “Overflowing”. Producing Fruit is a process from preparing the soil, to harvest and then sharing the fruit. How do we get there? How do we get to a point where we move beyond private and personal breakthrough to being so full of the Holy Spirit that we become carriers of His Glory and have His presence overflow out of our inner spirit into every area of our soul, body and around us, bringing healing and freedom to those we come into contact with, to our girls especially as we seek to Transform Lives.
We maybe separated by land, water, different cultures, but we are one family with one Mission … to Transform the lives of the girls. ONE GB … ONE MISSION!!!