Dear Praying Friends,
We are home from the Middle East rejoicing! There is so much to share of our God’s goodness and the answers to your faithful prayers. The following praise and prayer points are from our WiW ME team, Carolyn, Lara and myself, Kim:
As ALWAYS God exceeded our expectations! The ladies in Lebanon hailed from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon. We celebrated the love Christ has for us and the amazing privilege we have to bless Him through our praise, our prayer, our service and yes, our rest. The training opened with Psalm 103 as we sang and devoted ourselves to the purpose of blessing God along with all throughout eternity!
As servant leaders, each of these ladies not only learned some new principles of servant leadership, but they practiced what they learned by truly resting in the Lord. Our ministry partner in Lebanon planned an excellent schedule that included times of rest, renewal and training. We celebrated God’s unique purpose and place of Lebanon in Scripture as we reflected on the words of Isaiah 35:1-3.
The North African ladies serving with AWEMA were thrilled with the servant leadership training as well. They spent time together in their ministry groups developing SMART goals to implement in Sudan, Morocco, Algeria and various parts of Egypt including South Sudanese refugees. Their follow-up plans include serving the poor, the churches, outreach ministries, handicapped, college students and campuses, and reaching the lost. So much more to say . . .but most of all, Thank You!! Love, Kim
And here are a few thank you’s from this outstanding Women in the Window training team, Carolyn Olliff and Lara Holt. They engaged fully in each training, and were a blessing to each and every woman!
I would first like to thank all prayer warriors for their prayers. I love that WiW surrounds all endeavors with so much prayer…our God hears our requests and knows our hearts as we are in one accord. My praise report is for the prepared hearts of the women that attended. They encouraged our team by diving deeply into the study and showing the fruit of application through conversation and skits. My prayer is that their courage is sustained in Christ alone as they go back into their daily lives. Thank you WiW for this blessed experience may the Lord continue His work in all of us. God bless you. Carolyn
Many, many thanks to all who prayed. Your prayers were deeply felt and very much appreciated. Through them, you were as much a part of the team as Kim, Carolyn and I were. So thank you! Please continue to lift up our sisters and brothers who are working in Arab nations to spread the gospel. Pray that they would be lights in dark places and for protection, strength and encouragement. Pray that their work would be fruitful and blessed. Praise God for all who attended these two conferences and pray that the things heard would not be forgotten, but would bear much fruit. With a grateful heart, Lara.
Thank you for your prayers, support and involvement with WiW.
Yours because I”m His,
P.S. We need your urgent prayers for our ministry partner in Algeria. The government plans to shut their church on Wednesday. They plan to prayerfully resist with praise, singing and their presence inside the church building! Please pray with us that what Satan means for evil will result instead in the saving of many lives, including salvation of the police and government officials similar to the Philippian jailer—Acts 16:29-31, “The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”