For most of us, literacy is such a part of our everyday world, it’s almost impossible to imagine life without it. But for nearly 300 million adults in South Asia, 68% being women and girls, the darkness and shame of being unable to read, write or do simple math is an everyday reality. The Women’s Empowerment Project, started by Jerry and Marilyn Hogshead, is changing that reality for nearly 600 women involved in twenty adult literacy classes.
People groups are moving around the globe in record numbers in search of better economic opportunities and religious freedom. Many hear the Good News of the Gospel for the first time in their new host countries and are hungry to learn more of what the Bible has to say.
When we were in Ecuador, I would have given my “eye teeth” for a time of refreshment and ministry to my soul with other women who understood my life! Thrive (a ministry to women who serve cross-culturally) has asked me to speak, out of my 40 years of missionary experience, to missionary women who will come from serving all over the continent of Africa at a special retreat. This is a volunteer opportunity and I need to raise the funds for the trip above our regular monthly support.
Kitchen Table Counseling was a program Muriel created in 1970 for woman-to-woman biblical lay counseling. She developed it at the request of a church that had seen a pastor fall into an affair while counseling women. The initial idea was to have women take on the role of counselors for women in the church. Over time the concept became a seminar to train women in other churches to do the same.
Serve the Global Church is our strategy to serve and support churches internationally as they translate, steward, and sow God’s Word in their communities by listening and responding to their ministry priorities. You can Serve the Global Church through your prayers and stewardship.