Thank you so much for your prayers for our North Africa team! God is answering…
Rather than individual trainings this week, women from three nations chose to stay together and participate in a combination health and leadership training. The sessions were lively with great discussions of personal challenges common to women throughout North Africa such as:
- Lack of education
- Muslim beliefs that women have far less value than men
- Restrictions on work, travel, and healthcare for themselves and their children
- Financial needs
- Single women possibly forced to marry Muslim men
In spite of these grave difficulties, these women are vibrant and expressed a growing faith. Teachings from both capacities helped strengthen them and recognize their value in God’s greater plan! They expressed their earnest desire to bring health training to women in their nations, but thought it would require a doctor’s involvement. They are excited to know that they can educate other women themselves with further Women in the Window health training. From the story of Deborah we all discovered with fresh eyes that God hears and responds to the prayers of His people, He uses us to fulfill His purposes, and gives us strength for whatever battles we face.
We are prayerfully determining our next steps together with the women from all three nations present. At the end of our second week, with one more week to go, we’ve trained women from 12 nations! Our final training begins on Sunday, November 2nd. We request your prayers for:
- Continued good health
- Open hearts and minds for women attending from 4 ministries, plus various other meetings throughout the week
We are increasingly grateful for your prayers and partnership!
With love and joy,