2020 Theme: Fruitful & Overflowing: Show Kindness
These resources are designed to help Girls’ Brigade members worldwide, make a positive impact as they work with girls and young women all around the world as together we explore our theme and see our amazing vision unfold.
This year our programme resource has been divided into 6 sub-themes.
2020 THEME:‘FRUITFUL AND OVERFLOWING:SHOW KINDNESS
• Nurture the Plant
• Prune for Growth
• Celebrate God’s Creation
• Show Kindness
• Be Patient
• Share Goodness
Our Prayer Calendar is based on GB International’s 2020 theme:
‘Fruitful and Overflowing… Show Kindness’.
It is designed to complement the GBI “Fruitful and Overflowing: Show Kindness” Programme Resource.
GBI will be providing you with a monthly prayer calendar and reflections.
I know it is hard sometimes to be patient. Patience is not only the ability to wait, but also the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. God has perfect timing; never too early, never too late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.
During these times of uncertainty and sadness, the thought of doing good for each other might be the last thing some of us would have in mind to do. We are unable to touch our loved ones and show them that we care, because God is good, He is a refuge in the time of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him; that is the main reason we have peace during these troubling times and the gift of the ability to share the goodness of His mercies with our neighbours and loved ones.
What is our Heritage? Something that comes to us by reason of birth. We can inherit land or a portion of the land. Our Heritage is the environment into which we are born and raised. We might think that because we are redeemed in Christ, our heritage shouldn’t matter. We might reason that if we are mature in Christ, our heritage should affect our identity very little. However, our Heritage influences the way we live.
Have you ever been struggling with your shopping, and the children are not very much help when you are trying to pack the car in the car park, then suddenly, a lady comes over to offer her assistance. How do you react? Is she going to take my bags or is she going to help?
‘The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.’ Psalms 145:8-9 NIV As we begin a new year, let us keep this verse in our hearts and allow God’s love to shine forth from us. ‘The LordRead this news story
2020 has been a year like no other. As I look out across the world, I have been reflecting back on GB in a year dominated by the effects of Covid-19. The way amazing GB Leaders have been role models demonstrating Christ’s love, kindness, joy, patience and also creativity, resilience and courage. This month our Focus is ‘Sharing Goodness’ and alongside this how we share the ‘Good News’.
A few years ago, I got to visit the most beautiful place on planet earth – Iceland – and watch a geyser explode right in front of my eyes. It was fascinating. After the initial pillar of water propels itself into the air, the base of the geyser drains of all the water for a few minutes. As I stood engrossed, I felt God whisper powerful truth to me: “That’s you, Claire.” Literally, I was the human equivalent of a drained geyser: I was running on empty. Burnt out. Done.
Peer pressure is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviours to conform to those of the influencing group or individual. This can result in either a positive or negative effect, or both.
Dear International Friends, It is a privilege to be asked to bring a message to you at this very strange time. All around the world we are contending with this new virus with its unexpected restrictions, unprecedented challenges, frightening pictures, utter confusion and unknown outcomes. It is hard for us, for our families, for ourRead this news story
God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus; He came to love, heal and forgive; He lived and died to buy my pardon, An empty grave is there to prove my Saviour lives! Because He lives, I can face tomorrow, Because He lives, all fear is gone, Because I know He holds the future, AndRead this news story
Nehemiah had gathered people together to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. They were discouraged, afraid the enemy’s would attack at any time. Nehemiah said to them “Don’t be afraid of the enemy. Remember the Lord who is Great and Glorious. Fight for your friends, your families, your homes.” We may at this time thinkRead this news story