2022 has been a year of new growth and new vision for Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women. In March a completely new national team was discerned, consisting of three members, myself, Gloria from Hawkes Bay, Theresa from Hamilton, and Maree from Tauranga. In October, Margo from Rotorua joined us. You can read our introductions on the about page by clicking here.
From the beginning it was apparent that the Lord is putting a new plan in place. Even during the discernment process, He began giving us a new vision for the national organization. Since then, He has shown us, how to implement it one step at a time. As we step out in faith to do the first step, He begins to make the next step clear, so we will understand what to do next.
One example is the Proclamation Prayer. You can find it below. Over a few months the Lord began to show us scripture after scripture about His covenantal relationship with His people enduring through the generations. At the same time, I was given a set of Proclamations by Derek Prince. I realized that we in Dove need to claim the promises the Lord makes to us. We put together this prayer using the scriptures we were receiving. Feedback from people who have used the prayer, is that it is “ground-breaking” and “attitude changing”.
The new vision does not replace the original vision written by the first team, but it clarifies how we can move forward in our own time and circumstances, to bring the overall vision to fruition now. The first step was to share it with all the women so that everyone can be a part of the process. A statement of the current vision is also in the read more section. The most important aspect of the new growth is changing attitudes. It is a season of change. Change is messy and takes time. It feels unpredictable. I encourage you to be open. As we enter this season of advent, let’s be full of expectant faith. As Ephesians 3: 20-21 says: “Glory to God, whose power is at work in us and can do much more than we can ask or imagine: glory to him in the Church and in Christ Jesus through all generations for ever and ever. Amen.”