The Tradition of the Cloak

One of the Come before Winter traditions involves leaving behind a cloak when the team departs. As Paul left his outer garment in Troas (2 Timothy 4), so a missionary on each Come before Winter team leaves a symbolic cloak in the possession of one of her peers who has attended the renewal. The woman who is selected accepts the responsibility to “bring the cloak” to the next event. Originally left in Brazil in the possession of Robin Dutton, missionary to Campinas, the cloak continues its travels around the world.

During each of its stops, the cloak gains pieces of local flavor and the flag of the country where each renewal is held. One of the most enjoyable moments at each renewal occurs when the Missionary Ambassador unveils the cloak, complete with its latest additions. Watching the cloak evolve and seeing the eagerness with which these ambassadors embrace this tradition blesses the team and testifies about the rich fellowship and unity that exists among women who serve Christ.

The Cloak through the Years

The Cloak through the Years

I’ve been working on a class for tomorrow and have another one next Saturday, and I’m using the ideas that you shared with us about teaching  . . .  what fun!!

Women's Renewal, Brasil