Sometimes in life you have to just sit back and be in awe with how God is working in and through your life…..today is one of those days for me. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought GMG would go to the nations…..but that is exactly what God is doing! I am sooo blessed, honored and humbled that He using GMG to encourage women around the world to be in His Word!
Today I’d like to introduce you to my sweet friend, Rosilind! She and her friend, Dajana, translated all our Proverbs 31 documents into Croatian for us!
This is her testimony today!
Good Morning Croatia and Bosnia!
It was the fall of 2010 when I stumbled upon this blog: Good Morning Girls. I had been searching for an online Bible Study for a few years and had been unsuccessful in finding one that I felt really ministered and encouraged me. I decided to join up. And that first session was wonderful! And since then I have taken part in their studies each season.
Late last year I began praying about starting a Croatian/Bosnian chapter of Good Morning Girls. I really felt God placing it on my heart. I have a real desire to reach out to women, and this would be a great way of reaching out to women that fit perfectly with my family’s unusual lifestyle and schedule.
But I didn’t know how I’d go about it or if anyone would even be interested.
I wondered how I’d share my deeply personal, spiritual thoughts in a foreign language or if anyone would even understand what I was trying to say.
I put some feelers out there last year to see if anyone might be interested and didn’t get much of a response. I decided that it wasn’t time yet.
That this was God’s way of saying: wait.
But in April I decided to try again. And this time the response was totally different! 14 ladies have joined up from Croatia, Bosnia and even America (Croatians and Bosnians are everywhere!!).
And I proceeded to translate the materials into Croatian. It was my first undertaking of this proportion. I have translated small things here and there, but nothing this large (a 42-page e-book!).
I had no sooner started when Andrej got sick and was in the hospital for a week…
…and the project got put on hold.
I hit so many roadblocks in getting the translation done – and there were times I was tempted to give up.
But I knew that:
1. I had given my word and I committed to keeping it
2. The enemy would do all he could to keep me from doing what He put on my heart to do
and most of all..
3. God had placed this on my heart – and would give me the strength and grace to finish and finish well!
And I finish I did.
And a good friend of mine, and author of Daya, edited it for me. And we finished on time!!!
I have realized that God is way bigger than the limitations we place on ourselves by saying, “What if…”, “I can’t…”, or “I’ve never done that before.”
If we are willing to take a step of faith and leap into the new things He has for us, He’ll give us the grace and strength to fulfill His will.
I am so excited to bond with these ladies through God’s Word! I pray that He will be glorified through this wonderful group of women!
Good Morning Girls has officially come to Croatia and Bosnia!
Dobro jutro djevojke!
If you are living in Croatia or Bosnia and would like to participate or if you are a Croatian or Bosnian living abroad and would like to participate, we have a Facebook and email group. Let me know and I’ll add you!
Thank you sooo very much, Rosilind for sharing your GMG testimony with us today! I pray that God will bless your group and that many women will come to know God’s Word through your obedience to His call on your life! Thank you for stepping out in faith and inviting other women to join you!
If you have a GMG testimony to share please email me at LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com
Love God Greatly!