Braving the Web
Welcome! We’re glad you’ve found our little corner in cyberspace and hope you will make yourself at home.
Maybe you are wondering why Lamplighters Bible Study is venturing out into the worldy widely web – with a website, podcast, Facebook and Twitter? Trust me, we’ve wondered plenty ourselves over the last couple of years. Then we stopped wondering so much and started praying, which is a pretty good idea for a group of Bible study leaders, don’t you think?
Slowly but surely, the Lord began shaping, molding, leading and preparing us for a time such as this.
The vision for Lamplighters Bible Study began in 1961 with the prayers of an ordinary woman named Esther Eaton. As the wife of Covenant Presbyterian Church’s founding pastor, Mrs. Eaton prayed for a Bible study for the women of their newly planted church. The Lord answered those faithful prayers in 1985 when a small group of women started a pilot Bible study on — The Book of Esther. Coincidence? We think not.
It’s safe to assume that when Mrs. Eaton began praying for a women’s Bible study in 1961 she made no mention of a website or Facebook! But, the Lord hears the supplications of his people. Mrs. Eaton probably never envisioned that over 300 women would register in 2011 to study the Gospel of Mark with Lamplighters. No, Mrs. Eaton’s prayers were simple — that the Lord would bring women with a desire and hunger for his living Word together to study scripture, pray, and fellowship in the name of Jesus.
Our venue may be modern, but our mission remains Mrs. Eaton’s timeless prayer.
Lord, we ask that your word would be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. We pray for all the women you have sent to Lamplighters and those you will bring to this new community on the web. Thank you, Father, for the gift of Lamplighters, where women have the privilege of gathering to study your word, pray, and fellowship. In Jesus’ powerful and precious name. Amen.