Greetings from “the City of Joy”

teamGreetings from Kolkata, India!  We find it amazing that the first place a team from Women in the Window International traveled to is Kolkata, otherwise known as “the City of Joy.”

We just finished our service with EFI’s National Women’s Conference with 250 women leaders in attendance. The conference was excellent with great speakers who tackled challenging issues like persecution, human trafficking, gender crimes, and domestic violence with honesty and openness.

We had opportunities to learn from and network with many remarkable women who are doing ministry throughout India. We were very encouraged to hear these women talk about the different ministries God has given to them.  It was both encouraging and insightful to hear their stories. We will all prayerfully consider opportunities to work together in the future.

There were women there from when we were in Hyderabad in 2012 and we also saw a few women from Orissa last year. It was very exciting to hear they are still using the Community Health Evangelism (CHE) principles they learned from previous trainings.   Everyone left the conference blessed, encouraged, and motivated to bring change to their nation through Christ.

Tomorrow, we will visit other vital ministries for women located here in Kolkata before heading to Bangalore to begin the “Image of Hope” retreat.  We are truly blessed, and God has kept us healthy, happy, and well.  Thank you for all of your prayers!

Michelle, Diane, and Peggy

Prayer Requests

  • Praise God for the encouragement He provided through the conference!  Pray that the Christians in India will be strong in speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.  Indian customs are very hard to break, even for Christians.
  • Pray that God will strengthen the women who will attend the “Image of Hope” retreat.  They rescue and restore girls and women from the sex trafficking industry, a grueling ministry that requires constant refreshment and endurance from the Lord.
  • Pray that God will continue to prompt us to live radical lives for Him and His Kingdom.

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