UPDATE: “Let’s Have Coffee” Missions Project
I am thankful for our partnership in the gospel! I am grateful for the Great Commission Women and the special attention that they have given to significant projects that are specific and strategic in scope. In 2015, I received a grant for a development project targeting women helping women through suffering and emotional pain. This is a very important subject for me as a counselor working in a country that has seen generations of hurt due to war, oppression, and poverty.
Stories from the Field: Eastern Europe Crisis Pregnancy Center, Amy
It turned out that the young woman, “Amy,” had been beaten by her drunk, common-law husband and thrown out in the street. Her arm was broken in the process. When he had learned that she was pregnant, he wanted her to get an abortion. She was reluctant as she had had one previously and did not want to repeat the experience. When we met Amy, she was terrified for herself and her 18-month old son, who was still with his father.
Hands of Honor Update
For many of the girls that come to us, these staff members are some of the first to ever express concern or defend them against injustice. Often, these women are also the first Christ-followers they’ve ever met. It’s been amazing to see hearts respond to the gospel as the girls are introduced to Jesus through storying through the Bible and tangibly seeing His love in action.
Stories from the Field – Santidougou Widows Center
When Hawa was in 7th grade, her mother was able to pay the first down payment of her school fees. Hawa enrolled and began to attend classes with her friends. But when the next payment came due, her mother could not come up with the funds. The school threatened to kick Hawa out if the money wasn’t paid