Malik, 20, from MoroccoFebruary 17, 2022
Samira, 17, in AlgeriaMarch 27, 2022
Earlier this month, International Women’s Day was celebrated across the world, and many stories and tributes were paid to all the inspirational women of past and present.
In some parts of the Middle East and North Africa, women are still widely viewed as less than men—intellectually and physically inferior, their only purpose in life to get married and bear children. Many women carry deep hurts because of the way they have been treated by family or wider society.
At Miracle Connect, we are here to help these women find their true value in Christ. We listen without judgment and without condition—with interest, love, and acceptance. Where appropriate, we tell our own stories. Above all, we offer a safe place to share and be heard.
‘I am not alone’
‘I have been so lonely and considered ending my life,’ shares Samira*, who contacted our team after coming across a Facebook post that said we’re here to listen and help.
Aged 17, Samira lives with her father and stepmother in Algeria. Her mother died some time ago and her father remarried, but her stepmother shows no love and regularly beats her.
Samira got in touch and was told, ‘God is for you, you are loved, you are not alone.’ She came to believe these words.
‘I am not alone,’ writes Samira. ‘God loves me and He sent Jesus Christ to redeem me. He will never leave me.’
Since accepting Jesus as her Savior, Samira says she has experienced ‘inner peace that has overwhelmed her heart.’
Give thanks for the change Jesus’ love has brought to Samira’s life, and pray that He will be her rock and fortress in years to come.
Our follow up team builds trust with women by:
- Helping and guiding them to understand their true feelings and reject what’s false
- Sharing our stories and relevant Bible stories
- Helping them take steps toward healing by expressing feelings, filtering thoughts, and leaning on God
- Where possible, putting individuals in touch with a supportive local community group
- Following up regularly, making sure they know we are available to listen and give support
By building this bridge of trust, not only do we see lives transformed, we also prepare the ground for these women to receive God’s word and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Because of our supporters, our team was able to counsel 5,793 women in January and February of this year. We also shared the gospel with 449 women and sent digital Bibles to 2,490.
God blessed us with 14 professions of faith among these women, 10 of whom have begun our discipleship course. Please pray that the Lord will be their ‘strength and song’ (Psalm 118:14).
Please hold our ministry in your prayers and consider making a donation. No gift is too small but every gift makes a difference.
*Name changed to protect identity