Friday, July 19, 2013

‘Friends Needing Friends’ A Special Sisterhood Selected by God

"Friends Needing Friends" is a special ministry for widows only. This ministry is a sisterhood of ladies selected by God. I have been asked the following questions many times - "why widows only?" or "I'm divorced, why can't I come?" I will try to answer these questions as simply as I can. When you divorce your mate, it is a human decision between two people. The death of a mate is a decision made by God. The true reason  for their loss, only God knows.
As director and founder of "FNF" I have witnessed a special compassionate bond between all the ladies. When a newly widowed person comes to a meeting for the first time, I will introduce the widow to another widow. Immediately, there is an expression of compassion that no other person can give nor receive. Their eyes meet and in a single glance without saying a word, there is an exchange of understanding and full knowledge of their feelings and hurts. These feeling are the true meaning of the word "sisterhood".
The most common interest of "FNF" is from the Bible in 2nd Corinthians 1:4 - God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Dotti Ackerman
Founder & Director of FNF
Lake Worth, Fl.