Covering Testimony: Marcia Rincón
|Name: Marcia Rincón||Age: 20||Location: Colombia||Started Covering: Dec 2014|
1) Introduce yourself to our readers.
I am a very happily married wife and a part time teacher. I accepted Christ as my Savior and Lord when I was 10 years old, when my brother led me to Christ. I am a young lady in search of the set-apart life, living in hope of eternal life in Christ Jesus, governed by my Lord Jesus, living my life for the Lord. I’m a teacher but actually dedicated to my home and my husband.
2) Where do you attend church? Tell us a little bit about it. Do others practice headcovering there?
My husband and I have both been going to Brethren assemblies for years but since moving to this area we found it difficult to find a good church fit. So each Sunday we travel to a nearby town where there is a brethren church. It’s called Emmaus Bible Church. Yes, mostly all the ladies in our fellowship practice it.
3) Outside of your own local church, could you let us know what the practice of headcovering is like amongst other non-Brethren churches in Colombia?
Actually the only denomination in the country where headcovering is practiced is among the Brethren assemblies. Sadly headcovering is seen as a cultural practice amongst other churches and not for this time.
4) What led you to start covering?
I started having a strong conviction regarding this issue after reading the Emmaus Bible course “The woman who pleases God“. This course really helped make me aware of the importance of this practice. One of the things they pointed out is that Paul takes an entire chapter to explain this doctrine and it involves a lot of issues that are very fundamental in the Christian faith like: angels, creation, nature, headship and the law(OT). This made it clear that it was not just a cultural practice, but is for today. Before taking the course I though headcovering was just for old ladies or married women.
5) What was that first Sunday like when you showed up in a covering?
My brother gave me a very nice headcovering for Christmas and the first Sunday was very special for me personally, as this is something normal to wear in our services.
6) When do you use your covering?
Lord’s supper, prayer meeting and worship meeting.
7) What counsel can you give to women that do not cover out of fear?
Take this personally and go to the Bible and let the Holy Spirit guide you to this beautiful truth. Use other biblical tools that will help you to understand more and please don’t listen to those who take this subject as a cultural practice. This is for today and you will see God’s blessing in your life when you obey God.
8) What would you say is the best and the most difficult aspect about head covering?
Definitely I think that the best thing about headcovering is when you invite new people to church there will be always the question: why do you wear a headcovering? That will give you the opportunity to testify about God. The most difficult would be that people have the idea that wearing a headcovering is associated with false religions or the Catholic church. Some in our assemblies have stopped practicing this because they are afraid to be associated with cults.
9) What kind of covering(s) do you use? Where did you get them?