Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Here are the stories of twelve women--Sophia Fahs, Hulda Niebuhr, Nelle Morton, Rachel Henderlite, Iris Cully, Norma Thompson, Olivia Pearl Stokes, Sara Little, Dorothy Jean Furnish, Freda Gardner, Letty Russell, and Maria Harris--all religious educators, all who transformed the field of religious education, some long before the contemporary feminist movement. Though the women represent different times, interests, and approaches to the discipline, they all shared a commitment to creative and enthusiastic religious education.