The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church afforded my late wife, Mayfred, and me an opportunity to travel extensively throughout the world. Mayfred had a passion to make it possible to connect members of the universal church through sharing their theological thoughts and experiences as a part of their faith journey. It was very important to Mayfred that every soul be exposed to the care and goodness of God. Thus, The Lenten Dove-a devotional for Lent was born in 2012. The forty-seven devotionals that comprise the Lenten Dove are prayer efforts for readers to strengthen their faith journey during the Lenten season through the inspirational writings of sisters and brothers from across the world. It is my prayer that each writer and every reader will be blessed by the meditations that are presented, and that they will be inspired to “Stand Fast in the Faith.”

The 2019 edition of the Lenten Dove is being written by lay persons from the universal church. The Education Committee of the A. M. E. Zion Church Connectional Lay Council is coordinating the writing of the  devotionals for 2019 edition, Dr. Joyce Perry Edwards, Chairman and Dr Mary J. Matthews, International President.

The 2019 edition of The Lenten Dove will be ready for distribution on February 1, 2019. The cost is $10.00 per copy plus postage. You may fax your order to 470-268-5517 or email your order to

Roe Nall, Jr



The mission of Reaching and Meeting Needs Worldwide Ministry, Inc. is to provide spiritual and financial assistance, and in-kind services to struggling individuals by doing all the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can.

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