On Monday night, we received a phone call from Martha, a lady whom Mom has known for many years, and who has come to Mom's ladies meetings and Christmas Banquets regularly.
Martha, now in her 70s, told me that she is in Mexico City, getting treatment for cancer that has spread throughout her body. She said, "I wanted to call and thank Billie for always remembering to invite me to her special meetings, and also to ask you all to pray for me. I will not get to go to the Banquet this year, but I thank you for the invitation."
She got saved at last year's banquet.
Martha is the third from the left (in the lime-green top), being honored at last year's banquet
Martha, a sweet old widow, who is the daughter of an ex-mayor of our town (in the 1940s) has been on my mind all week. I am asking the Lord to keep her in my mind and on my heart so that I'll keep my focus on what this banquet is really all about: giving the Gospel to ladies, some of whom might be there for the last time.
How many Marthas will be at our banquet this year? Would you please pray with us for the salvation of the lost ladies who will be present?