The foreign mission movement, for a long time, was heavily supported by women. In small groups, at least around the English-speaking world, women would come together to pray and raise funds for missionaries spreading the gospel across the globe. They would give of their time, their money and their energy for His work. They were the Daughters of Joanna and Susanna.
They are still around today.
|Raising funds by producing and selling|
a cookbook was once very popular
I have met them - a lot of them. Sadly, they are often undervalued in too many churches. They work quietly with what they have. Sometimes they give of their time and their knitting wool. Sometimes they bake cakes. They write letters to people serving overseas. They sent cheques. Many of them are old, have raise families and have served the Lord for decades. But they would never think of retiring from that service.
One faithful woman I know creates greeting cards and gives the proceeds to the work of the gospel overseas. Another woman makes handmade soap for His work. They are the Daughters of Joanna and Susanna. I thank God wholeheartedly for them.
Do you know any Daughters of Joanna and Susanna? Can you share their stories?