Photo Essay – Girls & Women at Work
Images from CommNet Media
Around the world, some girls and women spend hours each day pounding grain, tending livestock, hauling water or firewood and preparing meals for their families. Others work full-time in demanding professions or launch businesses to make ends meet.
Missionaries who seek to serve and share the love of God with busy women must be creative. They make the most of any moments to connect: offering and receiving hospitality, arranging children’s playdates, sharing chores and cooking or running errands together. Where opportunities for women are limited, Pioneers teams may establish businesses that employ women and help them find purpose and dignity.
Reason to Reflect
- As you look at the images below, how would you pray for these women and girls? What do you think their needs, hopes and fears might be?
- Now think about these women following Jesus. Chances are most of them don’t know Him yet.
- What qualities might they bring to the Church and the Kingdom of God?
More About Reaching the World’s Women
- Learn about Julie’s ministry of presence with West African women.
- Explore some possible reasons we have more women in missions.
- Watch our video Rani’s Story to see how a vulnerable widow in India found new hope and dignity.
- Consider how Jesus served women. Read What Happens When a Widow Loses Her Only Son?
Stories from the pursuit
Co-Laborers Campaign – 2022 Report
Generous donors have given sacrificially to train and send missionary co-laborers from the U.S., Africa and beyond who will impact at least 35 unreached people groups.
Snapshot of the Unreached: Nomadic Peoples
Some 200 million people, about three percent of the world’s population, are nomadic—and the vast majority are unreached.
Finding Faith in a Himalayan Village
Tom was expected to follow his grandfather into the priesthood, but he follows Christ instead and uses media to share the message of salvation.