Disadvantaged young women following Christ will have about $800 college tuition supplemented for a year. Learning English opens doors that position these young women for success economically, socially, and spiritually. A local pastor or leader will help with selection of the young women, and ensure that accountability measures are in place.
Four young women hope to continue their studies at Light and Life Bible School. They are dedicated and committed to serving the Lord. Each of the following young women is hoping to continue their studies at Light and Life Bible School.
This project provides partial scholarships for six women to attend higher-level education at Immanuel University in Hyderabad, India. These qualified women are from tribal areas or the Dalit caste and cannot afford this level of education. This University seeks to fulfill the educational hopes of downtrodden, marginalized communities. It strives to impart technical and professional education to students belonging to weaker and minority segments of the Indian society. Student pictures do not appear for their safety.
Victoria, recently relocated to Panama and has already started a small group in her home. She is trained in Community Church Planting and has the potential to start a church planting movement. This project is truly a pioneering venture. Because of the political and economic chaos in some Latin American countries, many people are emigrating to other Latin American countries, including leaders from our churches. Victoria has been one of the key young leaders in the church in Maturin, the largest Spanish speaking Free Methodist church. She has recently relocated to Panama and has already started a small group in her home. The Free Methodist Church in Panama was closed several years ago. This special project would provide seed money for this new church planting start.
These funds will be used to assist at least 28 women’s groups in establishing their projects which foster community. This will enable them to meet the basic needs of their families and support church ministries. Apart from the group projects, the women are involved in businesses like tailoring, selling second-hand clothes, farming and raising poultry.