I want to tell you so much about Colour but I’m struggling to find the words. How does one describe the atmosphere of 7500 women from 59 different nations who come together under one roof and sing their hearts out to God? When they ally together, get encouraged, inspired and then go on to make a difference in their community?
Breathtaking? Tear inducing?
The Colour movement (and its annual event, the Colour conference) is all about placing value on humanity. With so much happening in the world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, thinking that you can’t do anything to help. But rather than just sitting around, looking pretty, our nurturing nature is leading us on a mission to help where there is need. Starting in our own community and collectively reaching all the ends of the world.
Do you know there are 27 million slaves in the world today? That human trafficking is the second biggest organised crime in the world? That babies are being discarded in many countries around the world every day as human rubbish? That young girls in Uganda stop going to school and miss out on education when they start to menstruate because they have no underwear or sanitary products?
Our senior pastor Bobbie Houston once said: “If one woman can change her world, than imagine what one company of women can achieve.”
So we get together, we spread awareness, we step over our fears and get involved. We put together fun projects (like our Toddle for change that I wrote about just two weeks ago) to raise finances for those whose voices have not been heard. And reports of what our efforts have accomplished so far are just amazing. Incredibly encouraging. And they give us the desire and motivation to do even more.
I feel incredibly privileged to be a part of Sisterhood Movement. To be able to get together with such beautiful, amazing girls and make a difference. Just an ordinary girl, a stay at home mum, who is doing her part to help. Because I have seen that it works. And you just never know whose life you might change for the better.