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Today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Stonecroft marks this day by celebrating our work in empowering and equipping women around the world to share the Gospel.

Some recent examples of that work:

  • We’ve taught women from France, Mexico, Northern Ireland, and Switzerland how to use of The Story of Now, our evangelism training tool that helps believers share how Jesus is working in their lives today.
  • We’ve trained hundreds of U.S. volunteers to use Your Story, an evangelism training package that includes a simple, four-part approach to sharing your faith story. Staff members recently led a Your Story training through a national conference call with volunteers. And this training will also be offered throughout this year at many of our 80th Anniversary Vision Events across the U.S.
  • Some of our international partners have translated these evangelism tools into other languages and are using them to train even more women in their respective countries.
  • We’ve taught many U.S. volunteers and some international partners how to conduct our newer outreaches such as Detox – find your balance. International partners have, in turn, trained more women overseas.
  • We continue to train U.S. Stonecroft Speakers to share their faith story at Women’s Connection events across our nation.
  • We’ve empowered our international partners to translate and reproduce Stonecroft Bible Studies (SBS) and Stonecroft Life Publications for use in sharing the Gospel. Our international partners use these resources to help women and their families – from many cultures and walks of life – to begin a relationship with Jesus.
  • Emmanuel Chirambo, our international partner in Malawi, even uses these resources in a ministry designed specifically to empower women and girls in a culture that, according to him, has traditionally undervalued women. He and his co-workers are building a home for widows and orphan girls, where they will be introduced to Jesus and grow as disciples through SBS groups. “We teach women and girls that the Word of God is like a mirror to their souls,” Emmanuel says. “It helps them see everything God wants them to be. And it equips and empowers them to be the kind of people God created them to be.”
Mary Speidel

Mary Speidel

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