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Modeling Mercy

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#1 Andrew/Esther Schaeffer

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

James chapter one encourages us to show kindness to widows. We have been encouraging this in our Burkina Faso churches. Often, people don't know where to start or what to do with widows. Much social stigma is attached to the widow and a pastor can meet with resistance if he tries to encourage widows' ministries. This past week, we opened up a door for the Santidougou District to begin an ongoing ministry to widows. They have had a vision to open a center for widows, but the first step is identifying the widows in the community and then identifying their particular needs. As we met together this past week, we were overwhelmed by the poverty and depression encircling these women. Health needs were huge. Now we will work together with district leaders to begin to address these issues and to encourage local pastors to get involved in ministering to these women. We also have shown widows how to be involved in their churches, especially in the churches prayer ministry. Together, we want to ensure that our widows feel loved and cared for and that they are strengthened spiritually and are having their physical needs met.Attached File  IMG_0649.jpg   190.02KB   0 downloads

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