Greetings and thank you so very much for your prayers! I can honestly say that I am tangibly aware of them as I serve the Lord here on European soil, but on behalf of the women in “the window!”
Habakkuk 1:5 says, “Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” This is certainly true at this very moment! On the plane, I meditated on this verse and then proceeded to read Habakkuk. As I did, God reminded me that His vision will be fulfilled and “it will not delay!”
There is so much to share as God is so actively at work here. I was dining with some dear friends and ministry partners when a pastor from Algeria joined us and told a story about how he was imprisoned for trying to cross the Jordanian border into Israel and Palestine. It was a fascinating tale, and when he finished, he looked right at me and said, “I’m going to pray for you!” He proceeded to pray for distractions to be removed and for dreams to be realized in my ministry and my life. He prayed in Arabic and one of the other women interpreted his powerful prayer into English.
Then, much to my surprise, he quoted Habakkuk 2:4, and said to record and then run in the vision that God has put into me! How wonderful it was to see and hear God’s words through this brother, and to know that God has His hand on me and on the ministry of Women in the Window International.
Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating the Women’s Interest Group for more than 30 participants, both women and men. Together we explored the vital role of women’s ministry in the Arab world to empower women to live in their potential in Christ and as a woman from Proverbs 31 – created in His image for His glory and purpose! And today I participated in a panel discussion about discipleship throughout the Arab world. I was the only woman participant, and the only American on the panel.
It has been a whirlwind week for Women in the Window International and me so far, and we’re grateful for every open door, with many more meetings to come and two Trauma Counseling workshops on Friday and Saturday for women leaders. I would greatly appreciate your prayers that the Holy Spirit will continue to empower and energize me for every appointment. And one very important prayer request is that I will have discernment to know which doors to walk through and which ones to admire from a distance. Thank you for joining me in this prayer!
Yours because I’m His,