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What is “Advent” Anyway…

We’ve had a wonderful discussion going on within our GMG Leadership group this past week asking the question, “What is Advent?” and how is it different from celebrating Christmas?

The word Advent means “the waiting on the arrival of something important” and for us as Christians, it’s waiting on the arrival of the day we will celebrate the birth of our Savior. Advent is a 4 week preparation time FOR Christmas that focuses on celebrating Christ’s birth, looking forward to His second coming and finding strength in His presence in our lives right now. Seeing God in our past, our future and our present. It’s about preparing our hearts and minds on HIM…..the “reason for the season.” Advent is a deep daily focus on Jesus. Many believe that it is the deepest form of worship at Christmas..not celebrating Christ’s birth and life one day but rather for the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.

Here are two videos you might find helpful when trying to understand what Advent is all about!

Advent in 2 minutes

 

What is Advent? Why celebrate it? (Click here if the below video doesn’t work)

 

One more day……Can’t wait to get started with you!!!

 

 

Love God Greatly!

-Angela

 

Changing the World for Christ…One Translation At A Time

There are times in our lives when we wonder if one person, or a small group of people, can truly make a difference…

Allow me to tell you a personal story…..something that I’ve seen with my own eyes.

It involves one of my GMG translators- Katja!

Katja has been translating for GMG now for a few sessions…..when she first started we had maybe a handful of blog hits coming from her home country of Germany. Since she has joined us and has started translating our documents, Germany is now listed in the number 7 spot out of 135 countries! Katja is a beautiful example of how God can use ONE woman to reach an entire NATION!

Today I’d like to introduce you to not just 1 but 3 women God is using to make a difference in their countries for Him…..each woman is playing a part in fulfilling The Great Commission.

You see, one person can make a difference…..a really big difference actually.

1. Katja- translated all our Advent documents into German.

Ich komme aus Bayern. Und bin mit einen Österreicher verheiratet. Bei meiner Ausbildung zur Hotelfachfrau habe ich gelernt hart zu arbeiten und meine eigenen Interessen für die Bedürfnisse anderer zurückzunehmen. Mit Mitte 20 habe ich ein Jahr lang in Amerika gelebt. Ich bin eine typische große Schwester. Mein kleines pinkes Netbook ist mein “Lieblingsspielzeug”! Dank facebook kann ich mit all meinen Freunden überall auf der Welt in Kontakt bleiben. Ich liebe Bücher! In der Regel lese ich mindestens ein Buch – meistens ein paar gleichzeitig. Neuerdings auch gerne auf dem Kindle! Ich liebe Musik!!! Jede Art von Musik, Musizieren und vor allem Singen. Ok, so langsam ist es nicht mehr JEDE Art von Musik… In den letzten 15 Jahren habe ich in acht verschiedenen Städten in vier verschiedenen Ländern gelebt. Ich habe zwei Kinder mit 5 und 8 Jahren. Ich liebe meinen Job als Hausfrau und Mutter.

Follow Katja on Facebook here.

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2. Edurne – translated all our Advent documents into Spanish.

Mi nombre es Edurne Mencía. Soy de Bilbao, España y actualmente vivo en Amazonas, Venezuela, junto a mi esposo y mis tres hijos: Yennixon Daniel (4), Nahiara (2)y Markel Elías (3 meses). Junto con mi familia, servimos a Dios en el ministerio con indígenas y oramos por entrar en la selva definitivamente. Mientras tanto, seguimos trabajando para Dios y haciendo nuestro viaje personal.

Follow Edurne on Facebook here.

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3. Rosilind- translated all our Advent documents into Croatian.

Moje ime je Rosilind i živim u Hrvatskoj od 2004. kada sam došla iz Amerike raditi u Crkvoj cjelovitog evanđelja u Zagrebu. Udana sam za Hrvata i zajedno imamo dvoje djece. Radim kod kuće kao administrator za crkvu, dajem instrukcije iz klavira i lektoriram tekstove. Ali u slobodnom vremenu volim pisati, imam blog na engleskom gdje ohrabrim žene biti zadovoljne s svojom ulogom što im dao Bog. Pridružila sam se s Good Morning Girls u 2010. kada sam tražila grupu za proučavanje Biblije. Bila sam nova majka i svidjalo mi se kako su materijale bile jednostavne – savršeno za majke koje imaju malu djecu – kao što sam ja! U 2012 započela sam Dobro jutro djevojke na Facebook-u za žene u Hrvatskoj, Bosni i Hercegovini, i Srbiji. Ako ste zainterisirani se pridružiti s nama, javite mi se na alittlerandr @ outlook. com.

Follow Rosilind on Facebook here.

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Thank you Katja, Edurne and Rosiland! Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice! Women’s lives in your countries and around the world are changed because of you!

If you know of someone who speaks Croatian, German or Spanish, please pass along these documents to them! I’m sooo excited to see how God is going to use these 3 beautiful women’s acts of service for HIS GLORY during our Advent study!!!

***NEW TRANSLATIONS****Stay tuned…..we have our Advent eBook being translated into Italian, Russian and Ukrainian this session as well! I will include those translations with the rest of our Advent eBook translations when they are ready! (Note: If you are interested in translating our documents into another language we are not yet offering, please contact me at LoveGodGreatly@gmail.com)

Because of the internet, we can now reach THOUSANDS of women for God, encouraging them to read His Word and doing all of this from the comfort of our homes! No traveling required!

Please make sure and stop by to thank them for the resources they have provided our community!

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Don’t forget, our Advent study begins one week from today! (Monday, November 26th)

Click here for more information concerning our upcoming Advent study!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Looking so forward to starting our new Advent study with you in one week!!! Praying you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving this upcoming week!

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

Something VERY exciting is in the works….Stay Tuned!!

 

We have a VERY special announcement to make tomorrow……stay tuned!!!!

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for the {GMG} Advent eBook or {GMG} Advent Reading Plan-Bookmark?

If you are subscribed to our blog and reading this post in either your email or in a web reader, the files will be listed AT THE VERY BOTTOM of this post! :)

Not subscribed yet? No problem, here is the link to change that! http://feeds.feedburner.com/GoodMorningGirls

(Note: If you are seeing a blank screen after clicking to download the files…..just give it a few minutes to completely open……this file is rather large.) Thanks!!!

 

The Power of Prayer Rests In the One Who Hears It…

 

I took this picture the other day from my backyard. I have to admit, it had been one of those days when I was inside all day…..trying to get it all done. Being a Martha. Then I saw this cloud from the corner of my kitchen window. It was almost like God was beckoning me to come outside. To enjoy the beautiful day He had created. To enjoy His presence in the beauty of His creation. To stand in awe, to marvel at His holiness……to just be still for a second and become a Mary.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Looking forward to starting our upcoming Advent study with you!

 

Love God Greatly!

 

 


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