I’m writing to you from Canada. I’m an immigrant from South Africa that moved here nearly two years ago. I left my law career behind nearly four years ago to start homeschooling my children. I found your website around that time and found your voice to be a light in a very dark feministic world around me. Although my family is Christian, everyone was upset with our choice to homeschool. God started changing me completely inside out, changing my desires, giving me an eternal perspective, and I saw my kids grow and blossom.
Covid came and went throughout much upheaval, we immigrated… And our kids flourished throughout it all, I believe due to stability of being at home with me. I can truly testify of God’s goodness and provision even to the point where we are now living in a large six bedroom farm house with one average income. God gave us creative plans on how to make it work, and my children have this opportunity to raise chickens, rabbits, and guinea pigs. This was after a “friend” told us that we will never survive on one income in Vancouver and will surely end up on the streets.
Then mid-September, I started two Bible studies working through your Biblical womanhood study guide. I checked this with our pastor in July and started two months later. Soon after starting, a huge bomb exploded with me being at the center of it. Mainly the issue was the content being “judgmental, not in line with the Church’s vision.” The chapter on women’s pastor was actually what was offensive to our pastor’s wife as she does preach. To cut a long story short, I was told that if I can’t submit to their beliefs, we should leave and find another church.
My husband is very steady and took a few weeks to make his decision as he didn’t want to make any knee-jerk decisions. This was very difficult for us at the time as we have found a community in this church with the pastor also being from South Africa. Anyway, needless to say, we left. BUT God…..we were led to home church where the men lead the meetings, women remain quite, and the children sit in the meeting. We break bread weekly. I’m constantly in tears just being so thankful that throughout our temporary pain God pruned us and led us here. How faithfull is He!
Back to the Bible study, the numbers have dwindled down from fifteen to five, but how blessed am I to have this opportunity to share this with Godly women who want to bend their knees and submit to God and say loudly, “His ways are best!”
I just want to send you a heartfelt thank you for being a torchbearer and shining the light so bravely and unashamedly.
I looking forward to meeting you in eternity and praise our King forever!
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
***I am still planning on making a book out of all of the testimonies many of you have written to me. If you want to send me yours, please put “testimony” in the heading of the email since my email is putting many of them into spam. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t know when I will actually get around to putting it together. Right now, I am busy with my many grandchildren and this ministry!