Transitions, changes in Jan's ministry to women
Ten years ago Jan started what became an important and effective ministry to women working in difficult assignments under MTW. She started with a handful of women and built up her network until it linked over 60 women around the globe in something she called CABLE groups. The acronym stood for Caring Allies Bonded with Love and Entreaties.
Regional groups of 8 to 12 women would communicate on a monthly basis. First, according to Jan, most of the communication was related to simple friendship. But as the women begin to know one another better deeper and more meaningful relationships developed -- to the point that the ministry really became f peer-to-peer mentoring network.
Twice during the last ten years Jan has sponsored a international conference for that network in the UK. Several other times the network met while attending MTW regional retreats -- developing their own on-site agenda just for women in ministry.
Now Jan has officially stepped down from her leadership of that ministry ministry as of December 2016. It was bittersweet — bitter, perhaps, because she has been so committed to this ministry for so long. Sweet because on one hand other women from Enterprise will take up the torch, and on the other hand Jan will expand her ministry globally in the future.
What will that look like, you might ask? We will have to wait and see. Jan is embracing wise counsel and asking many questions of key women’s leaders in her various global networks. Listening is the skill Jan utilized to begin her women’s ministry in Enterprise and she wants to employ that same skill now.
Pray for Jan and her new endeavors.
Jud Lamos, February 8, 2017
Jud and Jan Lamos have been in global ministry for over 40 years -- not combined years -- but 40 sequential years together. They have lived in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and now travel extensively to globalize Mission to the World's vision, values and goals. These blogs add special insight into their lives of service.