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
Invited in: A Place to Belong Among the Unreached
Many Pioneers join established ministries, but others go into fields where they may not know anyone, at least at first. How do you meet people who can invite you into the community?
Finding Faith on the Internet
Read what happened when a North African man looking for grace and freedom connected with a local believer who could help. It all started with a search online.
Join the “Couriers” Who Pray for Missions
Let prayer take you where your feet can't go. Couriers come alongside our missionaries daily to carry their needs to the Father through prayer.