Name: Sweet Phyllis
Town: Little Village of Poplar Plains Hillsboro, KY
My Journey with Sweet Monday began in 2007. As a pastor’s wife and a passion for intergenerational women’s ministry, I became a Sweet Monday Hostess at the church. In 2016 as a retired pastor’s wife and passion for helping women, I prayed for “What Next?” I am experiencing a renewed opportunity with Sweet Monday to serve God in my family and community. My husband James and I have served the Lord together during 24 years of our marriage and we see Sweet Monday as a fantastic outreach ministry.
Favorite Sweet Monday Theme:
A Proper English Tea Party in the local community is a great social time of relaxation and fellowship with devotions that help us experience rest in Christ.
What inspired you to start a Sweet Monday in your home?
I love to encourage others to share Christian hospitality. I saw Sweet Monday as an excellent outreach to all ages with a simplicity of sharing Jesus with others in our homes. From ages 3 to ladies in their 90’s – all actively share in Sweet Monday and love the themes, fun and devotions.
I connected with Sweet Jamie and the Sweet Monday staff for prayers and in January 2018 I launched two Sweet Monday outreaches in my community. Sweet Monday is in my home in a rural village of Poplar Plains on the 2nd Monday each month. Sweet Monday at Fleming County Senior Center is the 3rd Monday of each month.
What advice would you give a new hostess?
You cannot do this on your own, but The Holy Spirit will lead and give you courage, confidence, strength and a “Sweet Monday team” of volunteers to help you each month.
How has Sweet Monday influenced your life and others around you?
I am excited to be a hostess in what I like to refer to as “A New Era” for Sweet Monday to move forward with Eternal Dividends with no taxes. It warms my heart to see how Sweet Monday has inspired ladies in my community to become a team that spreads the Word to benefit their families, friends, neighbors and new people God puts in our path.
How have you made your Sweet Monday your own?
Sweet Monday gives me an opportunity to see Romans 12:1-3 (Message Bible) experienced in my own life and share Jesus with fun and simplicity. With Sweet Monday books in a bag and my phone I can share Sweet Monday anytime anywhere. With one lady or a large number of ladies I love the smiles and the enthusiasm Sweet Monday brings to their lives. I want to spread the word and encourage others to become Sweet Monday Hostesses.
I am especially grateful for the leadership of Sweet Monday. With less travel Sweet Monday staff can be with hostesses and teams wherever we are around the world. Technology connects us with each other to encourage, get to know each other as we share, pray together and see Sweet Monday move forward.