Aglow International recently celebrated 25 years of service to the community of the Cayman Islands.
The group, which was founded in Seattle, Washington, in 1967 started with only four women and was called Women’s Aglow at the time. However, Founder of the Caymanian chapter, Sandy Van Der Bol said, “Originally it was about raising up women in positions of ministry. As time went on, the time came for men to join us in our mission and so eight years ago the name was changed from Women’s Aglow to Aglow International.”
The group, which is a transdenominational Christian organisation, is in 166 nations and reaches nearly 200 million people on 16 continents. Aglow International President April Ann Lewis outlined some of the initiatives the group is involved with.
“There is the Generations Project, which reaches out to youth by providing counselling, education, support and opportunities to grow in their strengths, while honouring their Caymanian Christian heritage,” she said. “Secondly, we have a Senior’s Ministry that visits in homes and the Pines. Our Prison Aftercare programme supports newly released prisoners.”
Aglow International meets monthly on the first Saturday of the month.
The group’s last meeting featured Sandy Vander Bol as the guest speaker on the topic of, “The Uniqueness of Each Person and Being Yourself, as well as Learning to be Who You Were Made to be.”
Members agreed her speech would be fitting, as Mrs. Vander Bol was also the guest speaker when the group first launched 25 years ago.
For more information on Aglow International and to find out how you can get involved, contact April Lewis at 925-4651.