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Sister Lisette Kong a Roman Catholic nun of the Reparatrice Order meets Bishop Roger Chung Jaomalaza at Mary Fang Yen's place to fellowship and Lisette celebrates her Golden Jubilee of ministry next year.
July 21, 2010

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] Jdg 11:29 Then the spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah. He went through Gilead and Manasseh and returned to Mizpah in Gilead and went on to Ammon.
Jdg 11:30 Jephthah promised the LORD: "If you will give me victory over the Ammonites,
Jdg 11:31 I will burn as an offering the first person that comes out of my house to meet me, when I come back from the victory. I will offer that person to you as a sacrifice."
Jdg 11:32 So Jephthah crossed the river to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave him victory.
Jdg 11:33 He struck at them from Aroer to the area around Minnith, twenty cities in all, and as far as Abel Keramim. There was a great slaughter, and the Ammonites were defeated by Israel.
Jdg 11:34 When Jephthah went back home to Mizpah, there was his daughter coming out to meet him, dancing and playing the tambourine. She was his only child.
Jdg 11:35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes in sorrow and said, "Oh, my daughter! You are breaking my heart! Why must it be you that causes me pain? I have made a solemn promise to the LORD, and I cannot take it back!"
Jdg 11:36 She told him, "If you have made a promise to the LORD, do what you said you would do to me, since the LORD has given you revenge on your enemies, the Ammonites."
Jdg 11:37 But she asked her father, "Do this one thing for me. Leave me alone for two months, so that I can go with my friends to wander in the mountains and grieve that I must die a virgin."
Jdg 11:38 He told her to go and sent her away for two months. She and her friends went up into the mountains and grieved because she was going to die unmarried and childless.
Jdg 11:39 After two months she came back to her father. He did what he had promised the LORD, and she died still a virgin. This was the origin of the custom in Israel
Jdg 11:40 that the Israelite women would go out for four days every year to grieve for the daughter of Jephthah of Gilead.