By Dr. Burge Troxel, Senior Adults Pastor
GLOW – “God Loves Our Widows” is the name of our new newsletter that is sent to the Widows of Faith Bible Church. This Widows Ministry is our response the biblical mandate in 1 Timothy 5:3 – “Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.” We have about 40 widows in our church who have a variety of spiritual, emotional, physical and practical needs from time to time. We currently have 15 “Handymen” who stand ready to respond to widows who have practical needs such as plumbing, appliance, auto or even computer issues. We have 20 people who make personal contacts with a particular widow to make sure that their needs are getting met. The Widows Ministry Leadership Team consists of 10 people. So, altogether we have about 45 folks involved in ministering to our Widows at FBC.
We try to remember James 1:27 –
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.