Leaving the Gambia and Entering Togo with Praise

May 5, 2014

Last week 50 women from Senegal, Ghana, and the Gambia, representing more than a dozen churches from various denominations, gathered in Banjul, the capital city of the Gambia.  They received training in micro-enterprise, health, and the Women in the Window inductive, narrative Bible study method. As we mentioned last week, the Gambia is predominantly Muslim, … Read more

From His Fullness

April 30, 2014

Each morning we awake to the sound of the “call to prayer” coming from the local imams as they chant prayers from the Koran, desperately seeking the favor of God and salvation found only in Christ.  This dismal sound is also a call to prayer for us who passionately follow our Lord Jesus Christ, and a … Read more

Training Week Begins in the Gambia

April 28, 2014

Greetings from the Gambia!  We arrived safely on Friday and had a wonderful weekend, including worship on Sunday at the Evangelical Church of the Gambia.  The worship was great; what a privilege to worship and serve the Lord Jesus Christ together with these sisters and brothers.  Also, our ministry partner, Helen, graciously welcomed us to … Read more

Safe Arrival in Ghana

April 25, 2014

I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.  I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, the Lord, who call you by your name, am … Read more

West Africa Team Departs Today!

April 23, 2014

“Before they call, I will answer, and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”  Isaiah 65:24 The women of West Africa have called out to the Lord God because of their plight of poverty, persecution, and oppressive practices against women and children. Our West Africa team, Jackie Hilliard, Sherri Johnston, and Kim Kerr, is … Read more

Prayer Guide for West Africa Team

April 14, 2014

Women in the Window International (WiW) has been invited to partner with the Evangelical Church of the Gambia (ECG) and the Watchman Gospel Ministry in empowering and equipping women leaders in West Africa to become life-changing and transformational agents of Christ’s love and power within their homes, churches, communities, nations, and beyond. The women will … Read more

West Africa Team Departing Soon; Please Pray!

April 7, 2014

Women in the Window International (WiW) has been invited to partner with the Evangelical Church of the Gambia (ECG) and the Watchman Gospel Ministry in empowering and equipping women leaders in West Africa.  WiW team members Jackie Hilliard, Sherri Johnston, and Kim Kerr will depart on April 23. This training will equip at least 70 women leaders … Read more

Welcome, Spring!

March 31, 2014

“As the earth brings forth its sprouts and as a garden causes that which is sown to spring up, so the Lord God will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.” Isaiah 61:11 Spring is a welcome change to the almost unheralded deadly winter storms experienced across America this year, with record level … Read more

Afraid Yet Filled With Joy!

March 28, 2014

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell His disciples.  Suddenly Jesus met them. Matthew 28:8 Have you ever felt this way — afraid, yet filled with joy?  I have!  There have been several moments in my life where this might be the best possible description of … Read more

Celebrate Women; Jesus Did!

March 6, 2014

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, where, in many nations around the world, the contributions of women are marked with celebration and commemoration. This may not seem necessary in some nations, the United States being one of them, because the horrific plight of women is most acute in nations throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle … Read more

Trokosi Slave Girls in West Africa

March 5, 2014

Thousands of West African girls as young as four years old have been offered to the gods as atonement for some offense committed by a relative.  Trokosi – which literally means ‘slave wives of the gods’ – are part of a three hundred year tradition in the Upper Volta region that encompasses Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, … Read more

Shouting for JOY Over Evening in the Courtyard

March 5, 2014

The excitement was almost palpable as we gathered under the stars for Women in the Window International’s inaugural Evening in the Courtyard on February 20! We are grateful to God for His Presence among us, as inspiring and informative conversations took place throughout the courtyard at each table assigned to one of our capacity-building strategies.  … Read more

Overwhelmingly Blessed and a Bit Surprised!

February 12, 2014

We were overwhelmingly blessed and even a bit surprised by the keen interest in the ministry of WiW during our time with both women and men leaders from the Middle East and North Africa January 18th to the 29th. One brother in Christ who has worked in this arena for more than a decade said … Read more

Joy Overtakes Sorrow

January 28, 2014

Remarkable stories punctuated by joy characterize God’s work in the Middle East and North Africa!  Like a funeral procession met with the message of Resurrection Life, the people of these nations are receiving God’s amazing Grace. Syrian Refugees receive food, blankets, and heating supplies from local church members.  Arab men and women are seeking after … Read more

Successful Health Training for North African Women

January 24, 2014

Our first Women’s Cycle of Life health training has come and gone. There are no adequate words to describe both the fullness of our hearts and the pain we feel for our sisters from North Africa.  We are filled with joy and encouragement because the training was so enthusiastically received, with multiple requests for full … Read more