Discerning—and Doing— the Will of God in A Year of Drastic Changes

Discerning—and Doing— the Will of God in A Year of Drastic Changes
Discerning—and Doing— the Will of God in A Year of Drastic Changes (1)

When 2020 began, our objectives were firmly in place. Our WiW ministry partners in the 10/40 window were poised to receive our training teams and continue the good work of the Gospel—with hands, feet, and hearts fully engaged. We were positioned for this year to be a banner year of ministry in all five training capacities. What we did not know, and could never have anticipated, is how God would use a global pandemic to rearrange our plans and objectives for even greater good.

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.”

Isaiah 42:16

The process of spiritual discernment has been foundational to WiW since its inception. But now we have the opportunity to deepen our understanding of how to seek, find, and do the will of God together with our ministry partners in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. And we have seen just how strategically positioned we are to bring Christ to the world we have been called to love and serve together.

You were with us all the way

Because of you Indian women leaders learn to discern God’s will from God’s Word.
Because of you Indian women leaders learn to discern God’s will from God’s Word.

First the Discerning...

In early february, god spoke to us through Joel 2:17, “ let the priests, the lord’s ministers, weep between the porch and the altar. . . ” and we discerned that god was calling women in the window to a time of fervent prayer. We invited others to join our fasting and prayer initiative to seek and discern his direction.

Thank you for all that you do to help widows learn better together.

When the international travel ban was put in place, our efforts to prayerfully discern God’ s will reached new heights. We had no choice but to surrender all of our plans to receive God's plans—which are always good, always loving, and always better than anything we can ask, think, or even imagine.

Women in North Africa and the Middle East now envision a future filled with hope.
Women in North Africa and the Middle East now envision a future filled with hope.

Discernment is an everincreasing capacity to “ see ” or discern the works of God in the midst of the human situation so that we can align ourselves with whatever it is that God is doing.

"Pursuing God's Will Together" Ruth Haley Barton

. . . THEN THE DOING!

Women in the Window is passionate about applying our core values! We are Christcentered, Bible-based, Prayer driven, Relationally led, Kingdom builders. With Christ at the center and the Bible as our base, prayer became the driving force to direct, redirect and enable us to pivot in the new direction God was leading.

You improve the livelihood of less privileged young women.
You improve the livelihood of less privileged young women.

Because of deep abiding relationships with our indigenous ministry partners and our mutual passion for building His Kingdom together, we are now rejoicing in new platforms of growth and fruitfulness.

-Kim Kerr

Thank you for sending the love of Christ to Sudanese refugees.
Thank you for sending the love of Christ to Sudanese refugees.
Widows experience joy in place of despair because of you.
Widows experience joy in place of despair because of you.

The ministry stories and updates in this newsletter, on our blog, and in our Open Windows Virtual Celebration are a living testament to God’s response to our weeping, our prayers, and our desire to seek His will through the process of spiritual discernment. He is worthy of our faith, hope, and love. He is “… the God who works wonders.” - Psalm 77:14a

Your generosity helps equip next generation leaders.
Your generosity helps equip next generation leaders.
Your gifts and prayers propel Middle Eastern women to multiply WiW trainings.
Your gifts and prayers propel Middle Eastern women to multiply WiW trainings.

FROM THE HEART OF OUR DIRECTOR

by Kim Kerr


Three are better than one!

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

Dear friend, thank you for your faithful partnership through the years, including and especially this one! As you have seen in this newsletter, Women in the Window International is growing - reaching higher and further than ever before. None of this happens without you, and none of this happens without a strong, vibrant staff. As Executive Director, it is my esteemed honor and absolute delight to introduce you to our WiW staff, Kathy and Ivory.

Kathy Caprio, Operations Manager

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kathy and her husband, Tom, have lived in Florida for over 30 years. They are parents to 4 adult children and 5 precious grandchildren. Kathy is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and holds a degree in Biblical Studies. She has served on the staff of a large church as the Director of Spiritual Development. Kathy’s heart for global missions is evident through her involvement in numerous international mission teams and in how she coordinates events, oversees volunteers, and manages donors and communications for WiW.

Ivory Baker, Administrative Manager

Ivory has extensive experience planning mission trips and conferences, leading mission teams, and conducting discipleship training workshops for pastors and church leaders. She was a founding leader of NAAMC, National African American Missions Conference and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She organizes and maintains our WiW international development plans including all trips, trainings, and projects. Ivory enthusiastically records our continued progress towards our Vision 2025 Strategic plan.

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