When our Women in the Window International teams arrive on the field, we are always greeted with joy by our faithful friends, sisters and brothers in Christ, who have come to meet us at the airport and transport us to our place of service. What delight we experience when we see their smiling faces once we clear customs and immigration. Our times together are sweet and way too short. Yet as we continue to build our relationships with them year after year, our love for one another deepens and our ability to serve the women in their nations, communities, churches, ministries, and families becomes far more effective.
But there is something even more significant, and frankly, more wonderful that always happens too! The Word of God promises that He will go before and come behind us with knowledge and triumph of His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Here’s what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 2:14, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of Him everywhere.”
As much as we love the greetings of our dear friends and ministry partners, the knowledge that He always leads us in triumph AND allows the fragrance of His knowledge to linger long after we’re gone is the greatest triumph of all. It is with this knowledge that we continue to go so that this ministry will continue to grow.
In this month of Thanksgiving, may I encourage you to look for the ways that God has been at work in and through your life as well, spreading the fragrance of His knowledge. Then, offer Him a heart full of Thanksgiving, and meanwhile, KNOW that we at Women in the Window International, are always thankful for YOU!
P.S. Read below for updates and prayer requests from our trainings in the Middle East and Asia. We count on your prayers and are grateful for your support!
The team is safe and settled in the second country in the Middle East. They completed the first day of Leadership training today with 35 women from four different nations.
Please pray for:
- Clear minds and hearts to hear and receive what God has for them
- That the women will find communion and rest in God through these few days
- Clear and articulate lessons and demonstrations from the team.
They have arrived in the second country for two Advocacy trainings. They are in the middle of their first training in this country and have found the women are reserved and tender hearted. They incorporated a “spiritual spa” into the first day of training and did a stone laying exercise – laying burdens at the cross. The women were very moved.
Please pray for:
- Stamina and energy as the days are full
- The Advocacy training to be received well as the first training to used the new curriculum