Read stories from listeners of TWR Women of Hope.
Oct9FriOctober 9, 2020 by the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
Happy Thanksgiving! As we think of all we have to be thankful for this weekend, may we be encouraged by the thankfulness of women around the world:
Doria is a listener from the Philippines who has been listening to the Women of Hope program since it began airing in her area. She shared "I am poor. My salary is small and is not even enough for me. But please allow me to share a small amount as an expression of my love and thanksgiving for all the miracles that your program has done in my life." The team asked her what she meant by the miracles she has received through the program. "Every lesson I hear in your program is a blessing to me. Every text message you send me is just the right message in my time of need." Doria shared that she often cries while listening to the program, especially when she realizes that there are women who are praying for her. Doria is not a Christian, but she is an avid listener of Women of Hope. She said, "My life is very hard. I face many difficulties and hardships in life. However, I am enlightened and learning to face them through the help of your program. I cannot repay you for the presence of God that I feel because of your program." Doria was hesitant to send her gift, as it was just a small amount. The team shared Luke 21:1-4 with her: “As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.’” When she saw that it is the heart behind the giving that matters, and not the amount, she sent her small gift with joy and thanksgiving.
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