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Covering Testimony: Judith Batchelor

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Name: Judith BatchelorAge: 53Location: Ballarat, AustraliaStarted Covering: A little over a year ago.

Covering Testimony: Judith Batchelor

1) Introduce yourself to our readers.

Hi everyone my name is Judith. My husband Mark and I own a catering business and we have three children, two step children, and six grandchildren–hoping for more. I enjoy craft, mostly spinning, crochet, knitting, etc. I also have a desire to live a simple life and provide a good healthy lifestyle for myself and my family. My biggest desire is to glorify God through all of the above.

For the first eight years of my life I was a MK (Missionary Kid) along with my four siblings and then a PK (Preachers Kid) for the rest. I had good grounding in doctrine and became a Christian in my teenage years.

2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?

I go to Heritage Baptist Church which is an independent Baptist Church. Our church does not practice head covering so up to a couple of months ago I was the only one who wore a head covering. A new family arrived who believed in head covering so I’m not alone anymore.

3) What led you to start covering?

Throughout the years I homeschooled I had come across head covering, but had not thought about it a lot. I actually thought that those who did it were a little extreme. It is amazing how God changes us and brings us around. I had read a story called “A Song for Your Honor” – where a woman felt convicted to wear a head-covering all the time, so it was at that time I was ready to check out the biblical support for this practice. I didn’t need to spend a lot of time going over commentaries as it was quite clear what the Scripture was saying. I did read and listen David Silverside and others but by that stage I was convicted. I guess what I found compelling was the 1. creation order 2. nature and 3. the Angels.
I asked my husband for permission to wear a head-covering and he had no problem with it. So I began wearing a head-covering to church.

4) What was that first Sunday like when you showed up in a covering?

On the first Sunday I was a little nervous, but no comments were made and I didn’t announce what I was doing (i just wore the covering).

5) When do you use your covering?

At this stage I wear a head-covering during our worship service. I don’t feel compelled to wear it any more than that.

5) What would you say is the best and the most difficult aspect about head covering?

The best aspect of head-covering is that we are making a stand in this day and age where there are so much androgynous clothing. The worst part is that you have a tendency to feel a little odd and alone.

6) What kind of covering(s) do you use? Where did you get them?

I use hats and scarves, and veils. The hats I have got locally, or on Internet. The scarves I mainly got from Garlands of Grace.
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