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Women's Empowerment Update



On a scale of 1-10, how bad is the pain? Have you ever found yourself in the doctor’s office and been asked this question?


In the last few months, I have found myself rating my pain. I did not withstand any type of injury. I don’t have COVID. I’m not sick in any way, praise God! In fact I feel like my physical health is pretty good. It is more of an emotional injury… an ache really. My heart aches to be in Haiti. I fell into this new normal where I don’t get to run in Haiti, or in the DR, or in Guatemala. My heart aches, and frankly I can get pretty grumpy about it.  

I feel like I am in some sort of emotional rehab that is as painful as an injury, yet needed and effective. I have had to take a long, hard look at myself. Is it where I go and how I serve that defines me, or is it who I am in Christ that gives me identity and purpose? Ouch, ouch, ouch! It’s like I’m limping through most of it, but I have a determination to keep going. 

I have had to dig deeper and find my purpose here and now and not wait for the old normal to return. He didn’t only create me to do what I have done—He created me to be who I am in Him. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in me, so He can use me. And He can use you! All we have to do is be willing to walk with Him in our pain. Honestly, sometimes He uses me more when I am in pain, because when I am weak, He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:10)!

Does this resonate with you? How are you doing in this season of uncertainty? I have talked to many of my friends, and I don’t think we are alone in this.We have had to get creative in the last several months to keep ministry going. We have had to rely on the Holy Spirit for His power and discernment in our lives. 

If you have a new and innovative way to reach out to women during this season, we would love for you to share those stories with us! We would love to post some stories that have impacted the women in your life. You can send those stories to women@missionofhope.com

WE look forward to hearing from you!

With love, 

Vanessa Johnson
Director of Women’s Empowerment
Mission of Hope

p.s. If you joined us for Hope for Her at Home in June, you heard a little bit about Hope for Her Local. We believe that this will be one way to bring women together and point them to their purpose. If you would like to sign up to receive information about Hope for Her Local and explore this opportunity to share the love of Jesus with women in your community, please email us at women@missionofhope.com. Local could mean in your home church, with your small group, or at your community center. Hosting a Hope for Her Local could be the catalyst for change in your community.
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