The season of Lent begins today. And it’s not too late for you to join Girls Gone Wise in giving life for lent!
Traditionally, throughout the history of Christianity, Lent has been a time to prepare our hearts to observe Christ’s death, burial and resurrection at Easter. But, what if this year, Lent did more than ever before?
What if this year, Lent remains a season of personal reflection, and also connects you to God’s heart for the hurting?
What if this year, Lent was about both individual spiritual growth and global outreach?
What if this year, for the next 6 weeks (March 9 -April 24), you committed to give life to the world’s most vulnerable human beings?
Around the world, women and girls make up 80% of those trafficked, 70% of illiterates and 70% of the impoverished. We know that religion God sees as pure and faultless involves reaching out to orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27). This year, I am inviting you to join me in giving life to the oppressed for Lent. A gift of $180 to She Is Safe provides exactly what she needs for a whole new life!
Observe Lent – Change her life
Her sewing machine was sinking, the rain-soaked mud floor lapping at the legs of the heavy iron sewing machine. Undaunted by her muddy surroundings, the seamstress beamed while showing off her beautiful embroidery.
The seamstress, Ayuru, is just one of over 4.9 million Sudanese people run out of their homes by war. Escaping with her life, this illiterate widow and her 8 children ended up in a camp living in a home constructed of mud and sticks, where raw sewage flows freely from hut to hut during rainy season.
Yet in this desolate situation, Ayuru has hope. She was given the priceless opportunity to learn sewing at the Women’s Center run by Sudanese believers, funded by She Is Safe. Now Ayuru earns $200 a month with her sewing machine, paying for her oldest son to attend the university and the younger children to go to school. “Because of Jesus, I have hope,” she smiles. “And because of his people, I have the skills to provide a future for my family.
How can you change her life?
Step 1: Choose to give up something – for the next 6 weeks – worth about $30 a week.
Step 2: Donate the saved $$ to transform the life of an exploited and abused girl through She Is Safe.
Step 3: Pray for safety and survival supplies of the women and children living in the camps and settlements in war-ravaged areas of Sudan.
“Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” Psalm 68:5