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 Rani’s Story to learn how a vulnerable widow in South Asia found new hope and dignity.
- Consider how Jesus served women. Read What Happens When a Widow Loses Her Only Son?
Stories from the pursuit
Missionary Training in the Most Diverse Mile of America
Brooke wants to be a missionary long-term, and she needs training and experience to get there from here. She found both with Global Frontier Missions in Clarkston, Georgia.
Threads: Unexpected Adventures in Business
Threads recounts the Richardsons' journey—the sorrow, joy and unbelievable answers to prayer that sustained them in their labors and drew their family into a story that only God could write.
Groundbreaking Discipleship Training in the Muslim World
PALM is Pioneers ministry offering Bible courses, discipleship and leadership training for people at all stages of Christian maturity.
From the Middle East: A Household Now for Christ
Fatima was surprised by and afraid of the changes she saw in her husband, Ibrahim. She started to suspect he had abandoned Islam.
When Singleness Raises Questions & Opens Doors
"God has shown me through Kira that I have unique opportunities only available because of my singleness,” says Susan in South Asia.