A global ministry enables women to share God’s love with others around the world.
International Cooperating Ministries (ICM) was founded in 1986 and strives to advance the kingdom of God by equipping local churches with the tools they need to grow.
But the organization also launched a women’s initiative during the COVID pandemic. In one year, the ministry has helped victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, prostitution, drug abuse, gang violence and poverty.
ICM President Janice Rosser Allen told CBN’s Prayer Link that the organization has chosen to start a resource for women because many of them are devalued around the world.
“We started seeing the transformative stories in the lives of these women as they got involved in churches and started hearing that message of hope that is in the Good News,” explained Allen. “We felt truly compelled to share the stories of these women who could not share their stories and to raise awareness of what God is doing around the world to uplift women all over the world spiritually, economically and emotionally.” .
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Allen talked about a woman named Karen from Zambia, Africa, who went through a traumatic experience but found hope in God’s unyielding love.
“I was so touched by his story,” Allen said. “In Zambia, it is common that when poor families need more resources, they sell off their daughters’ sexual favors when they reach the age of majority and this happened to Karen. She got pregnant and felt that God was calling her to continue her education. and to continue his place in the church ».
Allen went on to explain that Karen’s baby’s father got angry when she told him she didn’t want to be one of her many wives. Then he hit her, causing the baby to die.
“It was just this horrible situation, but when I heard Karen’s testimony, she believed that God had a plan for her life despite the horrors she went through. Karen is now a pastor and is setting herself as a role model for girls to follow. of his village, saying: ‘You can be more’ “.
Allen concluded by pointing out how women like Karen are changing the narrative and future of many young girls.
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