You make an impact through your support of Baptist Women
Here are some of the projects that you’ve supported.
Thank you for choosing to walk alongside vulnerable women and children at risk in this way.
Emmanuel, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Supported by First Baptist Church, Emmanuel provides academic and spiritual support for the children of prostituted women. Located in Cochabamba’ red light zone, 38 children come to the program. It’s a safe physical place for them (their mothers may only be renting a room in a brothel). They get a meal, homework help and an opportunity to take part in a program like Sunday School. They also get psychosocial support. As these children become teenagers, it’s harder for them to accept that their mothers are prostituted women. They need to learn how to keep loving their mothers.
Cristo Rei, Cochabamba, Bolivia
Also located in a less-developed neighbourhood, this is a weekend sports program that invites community kids to release their energy in positive ways and to learn some Bible stories. It is also led by a church plant. No more than 35 people belong to this church plant and yet most of them get involved in the program. Leaders meet with the families of the children and try to be responsive to their needs. The women’s ministry takes charge of snacks. Youth help out also.
Indigenous outreach, Thunder Bay, Canada
“Fort William Baptist Church is partnering with NorthWind Family Ministries in Thunder Bay to offer a “cooking simply” class every second Friday morning. Ladies from the church, including Joyce Hancock from NorthWind, work with six Indigenous women to make simple, nutritious, food bank-friendly recipes for their families. We enjoy lunch together and most of the time, the ladies can take some home. The class is limited to 6 or 7 ladies because of the size of the kitchen. There may be more classes starting in the future.
While the food is cooking, the ladies all sit down with coffee or tea for a devotion, sharing and prayer time. As the ladies have gotten to know each other better, the sharing and prayer has deepened. It has become a time of encouraging and strengthening each other, helping in our daily walk with the Lord and encouraging some to begin a walk with the Lord. For some of the church women, it is a first experience to know Indigenous women personally. They are quite excited to share in ministry with them. One of the younger women is considering joining the young adult group of the church.
We are grateful for the financial help from Baptist women and request your prayer support as we seek to use this type of ministry for outreach.”