• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Mission with Women and Girls

    Restoring women and girls to God’s intentions and purpose is a mission unique to AB Women’s Ministries within our denomination. As you read about our engagement with mission and ministry in the U.S. and around the world, you’ll see clearly our commitment to the empowerment of women and girls. Each of the Mission Focus pages you find on this website is grounded in the bedrock of this mission.
    Our commitment to mission with women and girls is so critical to our ministry that we established a national officer position, Coordinator of Mission with Women and Girls, who will help to maintain a focus on matters of significance to women and girls in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and around the world.
    AdvocacyThrough social networking, we keep issues with impact upon women and girls present in people’s minds; our virtual mission encounters offer the opportunity to study many facets of critical themes; our ministry focus and mission focus and other resources and events encourage prayer, conversation, education, advocacy, and involvement in vital concerns effecting you, your neighbor, or a woman on the other side of the world.
    In a very concrete way, you can be engaged in the empowerment of women and girls through AB Women’s Ministries' Women and Girls Mission Fund. Here’s how the Women and Girls Mission Fund has been at work during the last 12 months:
    • Micro-loans are empowering impoverished women in Myanmar to begin small businesses to support their families
    • Susan from Egypt studying at a Baptist seminary in Beirut, Lebanon, is learning skills to be a pastor
    • Naw Jess Htoo and Naw Moo Ler Paw, originally from Burma, are each receiving training for her pastoral ministry in the U.S.
    • Twenty young women in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, having received obstetric fistula repair surgery, were gifted with personal hygiene and clothing kits as they returned to their villages with restored dignity
    • Kachin women displaced from homes and villages destroyed by civil war in northern Myanmar will receive medicines and clothing and support to rebuild education infrastructures for their children
    • Strip dancers in an Oregon community can receive financial support for school tuition and textbooks, helping them to transition out of the commercial sex industry
    • Children rescued from child slavery and trafficking in Haiti are receiving shelter and care
    • An International Ministries missionary is receiving financial help to pursue graduate studies in Organizational Development
    • The Women’s Association of Baptist Convention of Haiti is receiving funds for micro-loans to 20 women to begin their own business, improving daily living conditions for their families and communities
    • Funding to transport Baptist women in Haiti to a Baptist women’s leadership training event in their country
    • Three women—two workers from New Life Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and one worker from Miqlat Ministry in Nagaland, N.E. India—received funds to attend Lauran Bethell’s global conference at Green Lake, Wisconsin, in May 2014, empowering their ministries of breaking the chains of prostitution and sex trafficking
    • Funding for our entire AB GIRLS ministry and its National Leadership Team
    • A one-time $1,000 grant available to each of 31 Region AB Women’s Ministries organizations to implement a leadership development initiative of their choosing
    • Scholarships to AB women and girls needing help to attend our national events for women and girls
    Click here for more information about the Women and Girls Mission Fund.

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