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  • Comfort and Strength

    October 11, 2019 By Dr. Peggy Banks
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    Peggy's Update
    Hello friends,

    I recently read a quote that said,

    “Give God your weakness  and He’ll give you His strength.”

    I think that this is one of the hardest things to do and believe when you have been affected with physical violence and abuse. When you are hurting so badly and do not know where to turn, it is hard to think that...
  • Place of Safety

    October 4, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team

    “My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior – from violent people you save me.” (2 Samuel 22:3)

    Home is supposed to be a place of safety. But in every culture and religion, violence in the home has left countless girls and women fearfully crying...

  • Sep27Fri

    October 2019 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    September 27, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Praying for Those Affected by Domestic Violence & Abuse

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      “My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior – from violent people you save me.” (2 Samuel 22:3)

    Home is supposed to be a place of...

  • Poor in Spirit

    September 20, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    Often when we think about poverty, we think of not having the resources necessary for survival; we think of the daily struggle to meet the most basic needs. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN) adds another observation: “Poverty is not only a deprivation of economic or material resources but a violation of human...

  • Faithful Perseverance

    September 13, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Testimonies

    Each of the successful men who proposed marriage to 16-year-old Baya* were turned down by her mother, not because Mom was waiting for someone better to come along but because she didn't want her daughter’s life to turn out better than her own.

    Like her mother, Baya had been raised in poverty, and now she found herself married to a simple...

  • The Blessing of Being Poor in Spirit

    September 6, 2019 By Dr Peggy Banks

    Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
    Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.
    Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV)

    Are these words really from Proverbs 31? What an interesting passage this is, written by a king around 3,000 years ago about the things his mother taught him!...

  • September 2019 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    August 30, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team

    Praying for Those Affected by Poverty

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    God has a heart for the poor, the lowly, the crushed in spirit. Our cries to him for help are not ignored. With Adam and Eve’s choice to sin came broken relationships with God, along with corruption and war within our families and societies. Death, sickness...

  • God has a Heart for the Poor

    August 30, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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    Devotional

    God has a heart for the poor, the lowly, the crushed in spirit. Our cries to him for help are not ignored. With Adam and Eve’s choice to sin came broken relationships with God, along with corruption and war within our families and societies. Death, sickness and brokenness came to our bodies. Even the earth groaned with its natural...

  • Grateful to You

    August 23, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Testimonies

    “Your programs are like a church for the least fortunate people,” writes a Women of Hope listener in Ukraine. “I hear your lessons, testimonies, songs and poems to the greater glory of God. It makes me rejoice like a child. My heart is filled with gratitude to God and to you. I’m grateful for the chance to pray with my...

  • The Story of a Child Bride

    August 16, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
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    Testimonies

    Forced to marry at age 14, Hafsa* became the wife of a man 40 years older who raped and beat her regularly. 

    Even when the blows required her to go to the hospital, the husband’s family told her to be quiet. After she caught her husband in adultery and confronted his family, they responded by throwing her out of the house.

    Hafsa...