The Well

Women at the Well – The Tampa Chapter

The Women at the Well – Tampa Chapter – was started by Missionary Rhudine M. Poole on Sept. 9, 2008.  Seven ladies attended the first session held at her home on 13th Street in Ybor City.  Meetings continued every 2nd Saturday of each month, starting at 7:00 am.  We experienced the anointed presence of God as we came fasting and praying and excited about what God would show us early in the morning.  Today, we can give thanks to God for the increase in our overall attendance and the faithful and committed members that He has given to us.

The Women at the Well Ministry is not a social club, but a discipleship ministry for Women that has as its vision and goal

□       To make disciples through the exhortation of God’s Word

□       To encourage body ministry through caring, sharing and fellowship

□       To create a spiritual environment that promotes growth in holiness and maturity

The Well is non-denominational and invites ALL who are thirsty to come and take a drink of the living waters of God’s word.  The ministry has a unique composition and format which includes the reciting of the Creed, embracing one another, Scripture-based Exhortations, and singing the Theme Song.  This format is instituted by all other Women at the Well groups started in Africa and the U.S.A.  There are no age limits, however, the Well spans from ages 20’s thru 80’s.  This encompasses a “Happy Hour” group of ladies,  and those who wish to set appointments for one-on-one prayer counseling.

It is a blessing to be part of a Well that the Lord has planted.  Let us pray for more Wells to be planted and that we increase in numbers and in our spiritual walk with the Lord.

Women at the Well – The Gambia Chapter

The Women at the Well – The Gambia Chapter – recognized its 9th anniversary in July, 2012 with a Thanksgiving Service and Banquet.  The occasion was graced with the presence of our founder and overseer, Mother Neneh Galleh.  The inaugural session of the “Well” (as it is commonly called) was on the 1st of March 2003 under the leadership of Mother Neneh.  Present at this first inaugural session were:

  • Aunty Muriel Langley (deceased)
  • Beryl Telman (deceased)
  • Yvonne Allen
  • Yemi Pratt Davies
  • Carol Downes                        
  • Bernadette M. Lowe
  • Maureen Herbert
  • Lloyda G. Beckley
  • Isabella Kaleku
  • Agnes H. Mammah
  • The very first exhortation entitled “Talk is Cheap” was delivered by Mother Neneh in her Gambian home that she rented in the Kanifing Division.  The venue was later relocated to the Mission House in Kotu.  Upon her return to the USA in 2006, the mantel was handed to Aunty Lloyda Beckley who graciously and successfully held the Well together for the next five years.  After that time, the Spirit of God chose Aunty Bertha Bobson-Sesay in 2011 to carry on the ministry with the zeal and determination that the WELL WILL NEVER RUN DRY in The Gambia.

Women at the Well – The Seattle Chapter

The Women at the Well – Seattle Chapter – was formed May 22, 2010 with Mother Neneh Galleh travelling to the city to officiate its launching.  Sis. Modupe Adegbola had the vision from the Lord to start a chapter in Seattle after moving to that location from The Gambia, West Africa.  This chapter still continues through “cyberspace” connections and communications with Sis. Modupe as she continues her outreach from Brussels, Belgium where she and her family were transferred.


By the Grace of God, chapters of the Women at the Well will spring up in UK, Sierra Leone,  West Africa, Germany, Jamaica, and other parts of the world and the USA as God so ordains.  2016 UPDATE:  We currently have Wells planted in Tampa, FL (Headquarters), The Gambia, Sierra Leone (not active since Ebola outbreak),  in Brussels, Belgium, and Woodbridge, VA USA.
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