On Thursdays we want to give you an insight into the lives of some of the women involved in the Scottish Women’s Bible Convention. Some of these women are involved in full time ministry in the local Church, while others balance serving in the church with a secular job.
Meet Maud, one of our seminar speakers from Cookstown, Northern Ireland.
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I was brought up to go to church and Sunday School as a child, but did not become a Christian until I was doing my nursing training in Belfast. While doing midwifery training in Edinburgh, God called me into full-time work. Then I went to the WEC Missionary Training College in Glasgow where God called me to me serve in the DRCongo. I arrived there in October 1968.
What area of ministry do you work in?
I have been a full-time missionary since then – working mostly in medical work, Bible School teaching and construction work (supervision). I worked mostly in Dem. Rep. Congo but also in S. Sudan for about 2 years.
How did you come to work in this particular area of ministry?
As mentioned above, I received God’s call into missionary work in D.R.Congo while seeking His will for my life on completion of my midwifery training. The church leaders asked me to train midwives which led to the building of a maternity unit and eventually a little hospital.
What are some challenge and some joys of working in gospel ministry?
Working in a ‘Third World Country’ where the economy has depreciated in value year by year, has been a real challenge to the church in Congo. People in D.R.Congo are very open and responsive to the gospel, so it has been a great joy to lead many of them to the Lord.
What one thing has the Lord been teaching you about yourself and himself in recent times?
The Lord has taught me much over the years – and to quote from John the Baptist, “He must increase and I must decrease”. My desire to glorify Him in all aspects of my life has increase with the years. It is so encouraging to know that He is sovereign in all situations of life and in our world today.
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