Young sisters of tomorrow
In the last week of January the Pre Sisterhood in South Africa took pledges from Sunday school girls, aged between six and 13 years, with particular attention to those from 11 upwards, who aspire to join the Sisterhood one day. It was a special day for the young girls in Johannesburg and Cape Town who have spent the past month completing tasks.In the two provinces, Big Sisters, welcomed all guests and children to celebrate their pledges to the Pre Sisterhood. Their message was: “Today you are becoming baby sisters because of the tasks you have done. You are going to receive your hair clips and certificates and promise something special to God … that you will follow Jesus and love God with all your heart. You are going to live your life to please God and that makes you special. More tasks are coming for you, to groom you to become stronger and more beautiful to God.”Big Sister, Marcia Pires, led the opening prayer after which guests were shown video clips of how the little girls had shown their joy and commitment in carrying out their tasks. The “baby sisters” from Johannesburg also enacted a drama based on the life of Ruth.“But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.” When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.” (Ruth 1:16-18)The story shows that Ruth was pledged to Naomi because she followed in her footsteps. In the same way we hope to raise many more Ruths in our Sunday School. The little girls pledged to walk in the ways of God.The “baby sisters” took the following pledge: “ I as a baby sister agree to please God in everything I do. * To be obedient at home, at school, at the church and everywhere I go. *To honour my parents, siblings and adults. * To listen to my Pre-Big sisters. * To be honest and always tell the truth. *To be an example and behave like the young lady I want to be.”After taking the pledge the Pre-Big Sisters presented hair clips and certificates to the “baby sisters”.