Women account for half of the world’s extreme poor (World Bank). Many raise children alone. With few jobs at their disposal, they struggle to provide. When the Gospel does enter their communities, they cannot participate in discussions. Without schooling, they cannot read the Bible.
Our Strength & Dignity program teaches the Gospel to women near our projects. Through our team-led conferences, we empower stateside women to share their heart for God with those living in deep poverty. Women come for oral teaching of the Word, discussion-time with their peers, games, and snacks. Our teams encourage women to apply the lessons to their lives and share them with their communities. Many who attend our conferences are pastors’ wives who seek biblical training. Others have never heard the Gospel.
Because of our Strength & Dignity program, women learn that they, too, have a voice in God’s Kingdom.
If you would like more information about our Strength & Dignity teams, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to serve with us? Join a Strength & Dignity team!
Myanmar: November 16-26th, 2019. This trip costs $3,000. The application deadline is July 25th, 2019.
We limit teams to four members. Small teams allow each woman to teach and utilize her gifts. Spots on teams may fill up before the application deadline, so please send in your application as soon as possible. Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you about an interview. We are thankful that you are interested in serving with us!
MEET MAI MAI FROM HAITI
Mai Mai attended our Strength & Dignity conference in August of 2018. She helps care for our teams when we visit Haiti. Two years ago, Mai Mai passed through a season of struggle. Her husband began to abuse her and see other women. She and her husband lived in the same home, but they never spoke. He made it clear that he did not want her. And he made plans to take their two kids away from her, to move them to the U.S. But, before he could, he became sick and died. Mai Mai had to first deal with the pain of his betrayal, then grieve his death.
But, around this time, Mai Mai came to know Christ.
"She is free now. Once she felt stuck. But now, now she can hope again. She cried many tears, but God had a plan all along." -Jean Marie, CRI's international partner in Haiti
Just ask Ruth or Ann from Mesquite Bible Church, who met Mai Mai last year. "Mai Mai has completely transformed. Last year, she was distant and uninvolved in the women’s Bible study. Her marital struggles weighed heavily on her. But, this year, she stood before a large group of women and led the Bible study with strength and boldness, her dignity restored. Christ has changed her life."
Our hope is that other women, like Mai Mai, find hope in Christ.