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
Video – Christian Missionary Topics
In our recent roundtable discussion, former field workers shared their perspectives on some of the big questions people ask about missions. Hear what they have to say.
Googling Jesus: Nine Amazing Stories of Digital Media Outreach
See how God, through His Word and the loving witness of His people, reveals Himself to those who seek Him.
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?