The Bible clearly speaks about the ladies’ involvement in spiritual ministries. In the Old Testament numerous ladies were involved in God’s ministry in the areas of fasting, prayer, music, prophecy and so on. In the New Testament also we can read about many ladies who were called and dedicated to witness and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
According to the history recorded in the Gospel of Luke, the front runner of the New Testament ladies ministry is Anna, a prophetess from the tribe of Aser, who was also a widow and of a very old age. When Simon was praising God in the temple, holding the Baby Jesus in his arms, Anna also had the privilege to stand along with him and praise God. Then she “spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.” That was the beginning of the ladies ministry in the New Testament. She who was tarrying day and night with fasting and prayer, not departing from the temple, looking forward to the coming of the Redeemer, after getting the privilege to see the Messiah, started to share with everyone that good news.