Well, it’s the third day at our women’s conference and the world is sure getting smaller! Pam was enjoying breakfast and a beautiful Syrian woman shared that her son has just moved to Houston. He is looking for a home church and visited First Presbyterian Church Houston. Pam excitedly explained her daughter, Kathryn, also attends FPC. ( Kathryn has been attending FPC for about a year, is very involved in the activities, and made several friends.)
Pam is arranging for the two to meet and worship together!
This morning we were introduced to two beautiful women, both Muslim Syrian refugees that found a home in Tyre, Lebanon.
Suzanne told a tragic story of while she was out, her home was bombed and entire family killed. Alone and afraid, she fled to Lebanon. A Muslim family took her in and provided shelter. Although she was Muslim, she turned to the church for help. The Presbyterian church in Tyre creates a relationship with refugees. They provide education for refugee children and also teach the women skills like sewing and cosmetology so they can care for themselves.
“Don’t give them fish, but teach them to fish.”
Suzanne credits the love of Christ has changed her, and that it is also changing the family she is living with.
Our day has been both educational and fun!
We have attended excellent lectures about women’s changing roles that have sparked some very lively conversation!
We ended the day with a craft that our group hosted, Jewelry Making. We found that you don’t have to speak the same language to laugh, create, and enjoy each other!
A new commandment I give to you, that you Love one another just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another.