Although the first Friday of March is just one day of the year, behind that are months of ecumenical conversations, thinking, planning, learning, sharing, friendship, prayer and then action!
The preparations for the World Day of Prayer are happening in your community right now! Here are just a few stories:
“We are busy organizing activities with local communities around the country. We are planning WDP activities in Metro Manila, Rombon, Baguio, Iloilo, Mindoro, Mindanao - Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Davao and Kidapawah.
The various activities encompass a dance showcase by Indigenous peoples, a gathering of evangelicals and Roman Catholic women, welcoming women from WDP Germany, and finalizing a poster with the Bible Society.
I wish I could gather all of the groups we are working with together for mutual encouragement and inspiration.”
- Prima Formilezza, WDP-P Chairperson
"En Costa Rica, sigue la preparación para el programa dedicado a las Filipinas. La próxima etapa, será el taller en Guatemala. Y así se va profundizando la experiencia colectiva y ecuménica de animar las comunidades a la oración y acción.
"In Costa Rica, the preparation for the program dedicated to the Philippines is underway. The next stage will be a workshop in Guatemala. This is going to deepen the collective and ecumenical experience of encouraging communities to prayer and action."
- Rebeca Cascante, regional representative of WDPIC for Latin America
In Planina, Slovenia, the preparatory workshop for the Philippines celebration was held in early January. All together there were women from Austria, Germany, Bolivia, France, Croatia, and Slovenia. Later in January, the WDPIC chairperson will be in Albania for another workshop.
Here is a link to a video interview of the workshop leaders and participants. Skip ahead to minute 26:20 to begin the interview portion: http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/obzorja-duha/174449034
ENGLAND, WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Since September, leaders of WWDP in the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland have been busy with the Preparation Days. There are workshops and services all over the country. Our WDPIC Executive Director has been able to attend some of the workshops in London, UK.
Click here for information: http://www.wwdp.org.uk/preparation-days/