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Marli Spieker's tireless efforts for the last nineteen years has created a global ministry to women focusing on prayer, raising awareness of women’s issues, programming, and support groups on the ground through Project Hannah.
But Marli is retiring. (read that announcement here) Switching leadership is difficult, even when it’s a positive and welcome change as this is. Marli is joining the TWR Canada team on the Saskatchewan Ministry Tour at the end of September, but she sent a goodbye note for those who won't be able to make those events.
How important have Canadian donors been to the ministry of Project Hannah? There’s two answers. For the ministry of Project Hannah, I have no words to express what the Canadian donors have done for Project Hannah. For what I have felt in my heart and what I’ve seen as a result of the Canadian donor’s investment. God is the only one who can truly answer this question, but He has poured out restoration, encouragement, so many other things to the women we serve and that TWR Canada supports in West Africa, Southern Africa, and Iran.
Personally, Project Hannahs’ Canadian donors feel like family to me. I’m Brazilian, but when TWR called to have us [my husband and I] join them internationally, TWR Canada opened the door for us to come there to learn English. I have great a love for the people of Canada. We were recipients of such love and it was overwhelming the love we received.
So, for me going back to Canada is like going home. Further than that, I know there are thousands of people in Canada praying for Project Hannah and for me personally, and I think that where I am right now is and answer to those prayers. I’m in a place of joy, peace, and great satisfaction to be able to finish well and hand over the reins of this ministry to a capable and younger person. It’s a joy for me.