By Portia Williams
Scioto County Chapter of Church Women United gathered at Cornerstone United Methodist Church for the annual ‘World Day Prayer’ gathering. “Egypt 2014, Streams in the Desert” was this year’s theme which was prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee.
Shelby Powell, Scioto County Church Women United president, addressed the group at the World Day of Prayer gathering at Cornerstone UMC. Powell expounded upon passages of scripture from the testament book St. John chapter 4, and Jesus’ encounter at the well with the Samaritan woman.
“Today we are invited to seek the streams of living water that Jesus has to offer,” she said. We are invited to look at our own lives as the Samaritan women had to,” Powell said.
Powell spoke to the group about the history of Egypt, and her own personal experiences when she visited the land. She made reference to how a person’s life can seem like a wilderness, a place of dryness, and in need of refreshing.
The local effort is an extension of a global, ecumenical effort, in which thousands of women from CWU organizations around the world to gather for a time of prayer and fellowship. Powell engaged the group by asking a series of questions about the history of Egypt, and invited them to share their own personal experiences.
Light refreshments were provided by the ladies of CWU.
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