What an exciting and growing time we have going on with the Global Training Institute for Women (GTIW)!! We are in full swing to launch the first training session this May, with 21 women from five different Arab countries (Iraq, Egypt, Israel, Sudan, and Jordan).
We would love to share with you, how you can "Come Along For The Ride" and join us as we launch this program.
The Global Training Institute for Women is designed as a three-year, region-specific program, where women selected from the Arab world will meet with a small group of trainers face-to-face two times a year for three years in a neutral location. The classes are small to facilitate the building of deep relationships in a safe environment; the trainers are experienced and equipped; the training itself is focused and systematic. The Institute covers three core areas: Biblical understanding, character development, and ministry skills. The Institute training team is made up of women from the United States and the Arab world.
Did you Know?
Eighty-five percent of the world's poorest people live in a region between the west coast of North Africa and the east coast of China, an area that contains 95 percent of the world's least evangelized people. Four out of five of these least evangelized poorest of the poor are women.
The social barriers that separate the millions of women living in the Arab world from the truth of the Gospel can seem almost insurmountable.
Many Arab women are illiterate - unable to read a Bible, even in their own language. Many more live in fear of their husbands, who are encouraged by the Qur'an to beat or kill their wives if they embrace or even study any other religious faith. Cut off from any biblical understanding of their role in their home and community, Arab women often submit to a slave-like identity born out of Islamic culture and its often brutal directives for family relationships. This situation frequently leads to feelings of isolation, loneliness and poor self-esteem.
Without the biblical understanding that comes from deep interaction with God's Word and His people, even Arab women who have converted to Christianity are utterly unaware of their value as children of God and of the unconditional love Christ has for them. They are also unaware that they have been gifted in unique ways in order to make a contribution in furthering the Great Commission. Facilitating these women's ability to discover biblical truth together, while teaching and encouraging each other to embrace their true spiritual identity, is the work of the Global Training Institute for Women.
A woman can only attend the institute if sufficient financial support is in place. Every prayer is mighty. Every dollar counts.
You can make a difference!
Would you pray with us about becoming a vital part of our growing partnership with national workers, churches and seminaries? Through your prayers and financial support God will use us together to raise up godly leaders for His glory around the world.
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Grounded in the Word, these women will become world-changers ...victoriously passing on to others life, truth, and freedom in Christ!
We want to unleash influential women to impact their world. Won't you join us?