“Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.” (Isaiah 40:26, NLT)
As Christians, we know that God loves and values women as much as He does men. The God who made and named the stars also knows each one of us by name—and even numbers the hairs on our heads!
However, many cultures in the Arab world do not hold women and men at equal value. While some have made much progress, others still hold onto the view that women are inferior to men, their only purpose in life to get married and bear children.
Winji, translated “The Star”, is an online platform that Miracle Connect has built for women in the Middle East and North Africa. Utilizing Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram, we help women to recognize their self-worth in Christ.
Many of the women who approach our team need help to heal. Common struggles include low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy or broken relationships.
Our trained counselors help them work through their issues at a comfortable pace. But each woman goes away knowing they are loved and cherished by their Father God.
“I was constantly lacking something,” shares Imane* from Morocco, “but I didn’t know what.”
Imane contacted us through our Winji Facebook page. She knew something needed to change in her life.
One of our team members listened to Imane and helped her find her way.
“The team helped me see my worth in God’s sight,” she continues. “To see how much He loves me, that He created me in His own image and would never abandon me. Instead, He sacrificed Himself to show His love for me and to save me.”
After some time, Imane made her own decision about Jesus: “I believe in Him, accept Him in my heart, and have surrendered my life to Him.”
She has now joined a discipleship group and is growing in her faith.
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While literacy for women in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa) has risen to 80 per cent¹ and more women are staying in further education, participation in the workforce remains one of lowest worldwide and is even in decline².
Young women especially remain under significant pressure to make good marriages and have a family, and can be seen to be failing if they don’t succeed in this way.
Pray for the many women we counsel who feel worthless because of pressure from family and society, unhealthy relationships, unhappy marriages, disappointment, lack of opportunities, and more. May they know they are worth so much more than what their own society might tell them.
Pray for our team of counselors to be filled with grace and love for the women they hear from. May each one feel safe to share whatever’s on their heart, and may lives be transformed by Jesus’ perfect, never-ending love.
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*Name changed to protect identity