Encountering the Beyond!

Togo & GG

Reproducible and Sustainable:  Women in the Window International equips women leaders to replace poverty and injustice with dignity and purpose in Christ. But, just how do we measure “success?” How do we know that their poverty is being replaced with dignity and purpose in Christ? One sure way to know is if they are reproducing the training they receive and passing it on to other women leaders. . .who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).

One example is our West African ministry partner, Elizabeth, who led a training on micro-enterprise in Togo this past month. Over 30 women leaders learned fundamentals of micro-enterprise such as how to raise money to start your own business. Many of the women shared ideas such as the steps to set up a revolving loan. One woman told how, at the age of 4, she lost both of her parents and then, at the age of 10, she started working as a maid to earn money. She went through many trades to earn enough money to even go to school. Now she is 26 years and is still looking for ways to earn a living. During the training she learned principles of saving and soon hopes to open up her own shop. Other women were given courage to use the gifts the Lord has given them to bring practical and spiritual benefits to their own lives and families.  Pray with us that these women will be faithful stewards of their money and spiritual gifts, and that Elizabeth’s investment in their lives will also become reproducible and sustainable.

A Women in the Window team recently returned from a Gateway City here in the United States. They led our Women in the Window Inductive Bible study andTrauma Healing training as they brought together women from around the world, especially from within the 10/40 window. It was a wonderful glimpse of how the Lord uses their immigration to the USA so that they come to know Him. The women were transformed through the WiW Inductive Bible study, understanding grief and forgiveness, and above all by the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit.

One woman from a Muslim Background, Amaal, shared how her experience of coming into a relationship with the Lord. Her manager was a believer and would play sermons from prominent Evangelical pastors over and over again while she worked. Amaal hated every minute of listening to it and even more that her manager would give her a Bible every year at Christmas. She wanted nothing to do with Christianity until a question arose in her heart that she couldn’t settle—if Jesus is coming back, then why isn’t Muhammed? She never received an answer and so she started to listen more to the sermons at work and to read about Jesus. After fifteen years of listening to sermons and receiving Bibles Amaal gave her life to Christ!

Lives for women like Amaal aren’t easy; even here in the U.S. there are lots of challenges and much persecution from their families. Please pray with us that they would be “strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy” (Colossians 1:11)

And pray for Women in the Window as we seek to leverage each and every divinely ordained opportunity to train women leaders like Amaal who will in turn reach other women in her nearly inaccessible people group with the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus and His priceless love for all women. He is opening many such doors for us in the 10/40 window and beyond.
Women in the Window Prayer Points: 

India | September 17-October 4 | This training will be focused on many aspects of a women’s life as well as how to prevent human trafficking and abuse. Pray for safety for the many women that will be traveling to the several trainings and for participants to be strengthened, equipped, uplifted and to grasp their role in the eyes of God and in their own communities.

Fall Trainings | North Africa, Nepal, Middle East and East Africa | Pray for all of the preparations for these trainings and for the teams as they prepare to go.