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  • The Story of a Child Bride

    August 16, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    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...

  • An Urgent Reason for Prayer

    August 9, 2019 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    Peggy's Update

    This month we are addressing a hard topic as we pray for child marriages. Actually, it is hard to even think that we are putting those two words together. How can a child become a bride? Child marriages, however, are truly a global problem that cuts across cultures, religions and ethnicities.

    We find child brides on every continent – yes,...

  • The Devastation of Child Marriage

    August 2, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Education

    Marriage is God’s idea: one man and one woman joined together before God and pledging love and respect for each other.

    How this picture is in stark contrast to the marriages of the 650 million girls and women in our world today who were married as mere children, often against their wishes! Sadly, it is a problem of true global proportions...

  • The Power of Education

    July 26, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team

    While significant attention and changes have been made to address the lack of education for girls, there still remains a huge need:

    “130 million girls between the age of 6 and 17 are out of school and 15 million girls of
    primary-school age—half of them in sub-Saharan Africa— will never enter a classroom.”
    (UNESCO, https:...

  • August 2019 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    July 26, 2019 the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar
    Praying for Those Affected by Child Marriages

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    Marriage is God’s idea: one man and one woman joined together before God and pledging love and respect for each other.

    How this picture is in stark contrast to the marriages of the 650 million girls and women in our world today who were married as mere...

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    An Urgent Reason for Prayer

    July 15, 2019 By Dr. Peggy Banks

    This month we are addressing a hard topic as we pray for child marriages. Actually, it is hard to even think that we are putting those two words together. How can a child become a bride? Child marriages, however, are truly a global problem that cuts across cultures, religions and ethnicities.

    We find child brides on every continent – yes,...

  • Pray to Grow in the Knowledge of Christ

    July 12, 2019 By Dr. Peggy Banks
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope
    Once again, I find myself writing to you from an airport, thinking and praying for you as I wait to board the next flight.
     
    This month as we pray for education, I’m so thankful that I live in a country where women and girls can choose to go to school. In many of the countries where Women of Hope is broadcast, women do not have the...
  • Sharing the Gospel with Oral Cultures

    July 5, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    Education
    “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.”
    Romans 10:17 (ESV)

    Orality is a way of communicating that relies on spoken rather than written language. As many as two-thirds of the world’s population are classified as primarily oral communicators. TWR Women of Hope shares the gospel with oral cultures in...
  • The One Who Lit My Heart

    June 28, 2019 By the TWR Women of Hope Ministry Team
    My father left our family to marry another woman, but he did not leave his abusive ways towards my mother, sister and me. When I asked him why, he said, “Because a woman needs to be hit to stay on the right path; she has only half a mind.” Although I am a Somali raised in Saudi Arabia, because of my father’s abuse, I left his...
  • July 2019 TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar

    June 28, 2019 By the TWR Canada Women's Ministry Team
    Filed Under:
    TWR Women of Hope Prayer Calendar
    Praying for the Education of Women and Girls Around the World

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    Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17, ESV).

    Orality is a way of communicating that relies on spoken rather than written language. As many as two-thirds of the world’s population are classified as...