has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart
of a man the things which God has prepared for those who love
Him” —I Cor.2:9
Pray that new Central Asian believers will enjoy the abundant life God has prepared for them. Pray that the joy overflowing from their lives would draw friends and family to seek the source of their joy.
Spread the word about the event by calling friends, sending formal invitations, or by making announcements through church communication channels. You may ask women to bring scarves so they can cover their heads during the event.
For a large gathering consider enlisting the help of several hostesses in advance. Hostesses will greet women as they arrive, seat them around carpets on the floor and begin to serve tea and treats. Brief these women ahead of time on Central Asian culture using the insights from the Share Life, Share Tea booklet, by doing a little research yourself, or better still, by talking with women who have lived in Central Asia.
Recipes for Women's Prayer Tea
Many Central Asians serve tea on tableclothes spread over carpets. Move furniture to the edges of the room and spread carpets on the floor to create groupings of 8-10 women. For a more formal event you may prefer to seat women at tables.