Campbell presents Woman-to-Woman Worldwide to High Twelve Club
The Marshalltown High Twelve Club No. 617 met on the fifth floor of the Masonic Temple for its January social meeting. President Carlon Flowers called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. and asked all to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Chaplain Mack German offered the invocation. The meeting recessed for dinner prepared and served by members of the Madon White Shrine.
March program chairman Ron Benge introduced Beth Campbell who spoke on her trip to Ghana and South Africa as one of 10 women participating in the 2016 Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey. Campbell is a retired school teacher, mother and member of Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She also related that her father is a Mason in the Pierson area.
Woman-to-Woman Worldwide is sponsored by the International Disciples Women’s Ministries in partnership with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Global Ministries. Campbell’s trip included visits to various Disciples ministries and projects aimed at improving the lives of women and children, thereby improving the standard of life in their villages. By learning first hand of the conditions and available ministries, it is hoped the participants offer their personal encouragement to these women and children, build on their own relationships as part of the group and present information of these ministries to their local and regional churches and communities.
Campbell presented pictures of the W2WW members with the local people who being assisted by the various programs such as the Street Children Project and a school for girls. She also had photos of various venues and sights, including the Nelson Mandela sculpture near the town of Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On display Campbell had baskets made from grasses and even wire, cloth and other useful and decorative goods that the women and children make.
The W2WW was first adopted in 1987 and since 1989 women from the Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ have visited countries around the world from Africa, the Middle East, South and Central America, Europe and Asia. This year’s journey will be to India. Details on W2WW and other women’s ministries can be found at www.discipleshomemissions.org/congregations/disciples-women/.
Larry Hughes won the evening’s door raffle, a scale model replica of a 1927 Mercedes-Benz. The business meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 20. Flowers then adjourned the social meeting and German offered the benediction.
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