April 9, 2014
NAME: Jane Gathaiya
COURSE: Women on Gender and Development
During our church visitations we visited a church with my husband because he was dedicating children.
Among the women who had brought her son for dedication, that particular day she happened to have a bad back pain which had developed, after delivery, so this very day, she was brought to church, in wheelburrow. This touched me so much and I decided to follow this lady for treatment and I invited her to one of our women meeting on Gender and Development. After she was well, we became friends, and continued, I found a very commited lady and discovered that she could do a lot if she had some training because she was a housewife but had some secondary education.
I encouraged her on how she could do a theological training despite the hardships she had. Later she agreed and joined a theological training which she is attending.
The husband got saved, her brother, two Airus, and one daughter in law. She is a very good Sunday school teacher and now very motivated to work in her church. The husband supports her fully even when she goes for the inter-term theological training. This lady encouraged me so much and I felt very motivated to work with women.