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A new ministry name was announced a few weeks ago on the TWR Canada Project Hannah blog transitioning Project Hannah to TWR Women of Hope. There's a new logo to go with our new name. It depicts how our hearts connect with each other and with God. In Ezekiel 36:26, God tells the prophet that He gives us new hearts. You'll begin to see this new logo and name on printed materials from TWR Women of Hope.
To bring hope to women around the world and across generations.
TWR Women of Hope unites the hearts of women to the hope and healing that Jesus Christ brings and provides tools that enable women to make a difference to those around them. By confronting damaging problems and false beliefs, Women of Hope plants seeds of hope and builds truth for the next generation of women leaders.
Ray Alary, TWR Canada President, sat down with Dr Peggy Banks last week and asked her about some of these changes.
Ray: Why a new logo? What's behind this transition?
Peggy: Coming into Project Hannah and doing presentations myself, I was speaking to people who were not familiar with Project Hannah. I was asked the same questions each time because people were confused about how the Project Hannah prayer ministry was connected to the Women of Hope radio programs. I had to really assess what we’re doing and how clear is the message for those who have no experience with us.
Also, in some parts of the world, the word "project" is a problem. That word is associated with something that's going to end, that won't last. We want to reach the next generation, so we wanted to refresh and be relevant as we go into the next few years. The ministry foundation is the same: prayer and programming and awareness. We’re adding leadership development and giving – give of your time, talents, and resources.
Ray: You've been on the job for about 11 months. Can you tell us about one challenge you've faced in the last year?
Peggy: I’ve been very thankful and blessed to see women as leaders and how very dedicated they are to this ministry everywhere I go. They are living in difficult situations yet so faithful to the prayer ministry and radio ministry and follow up with listeners. That’s been wonderful.
A challenge, and it’s not a problem, is the coming reality of how to sustain the ministry. Sustaining the leaders to continue for another 20 years. They’ve been so faithful and what I see as a challenge and a concern is how do we train these leaders for the next 20 years and transfer the ministry to the next generations.