Women of Value

International Women’s Day is today, March 8th.  Around the world, groups are running the campaign theme entitled #BeBoldForChange.  Jesus gives us the power to be bold.  The Magdalena version of the JESUS Film reveals changed lives when women refuse to live in defeat and discover their real value. The true story of Jesus is seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene – a …

Ambassador’s Elegant Wife

Report from an Egyptian CCC staff couple: During our summer outreach in Europe, my wife and I met an elegant, open-minded, classy woman. After talking with her, we discovered that she is the wife of an ambassador for an Arab country.  During the school year, she has been taking courses on Comparative Religions at the local college.  At this moment we …

Her Heart Grows Bigger

From JESUS Film Project: In the beginning, Mariya invited everyone she could to her home to see this movie, JESUS. People young and old came at first because her contagious smile made them feel welcome and valued. Mariya’s heart swelled with joy as she watched her friends and neighbors see the life of Jesus unfold before their eyes. Through their …

“Kicked Out”

Jesus Film Project tells this story: Gulpari’s marriage and life shattered when she revealed she could not bear children. According to her culture’s customs, she and her husband lived in his parents’ home. The shame and disappointment over Gulpari’s inability to give them grandchildren prompted them to kick her out of their house… and their family.  Homeless and unmarried, she …

Yesterday was International Widows’ Day

The Gospel for Asia describes the situation in South Asia:  “The treatment of most widows in South Asia is unimaginably horrific. When a woman’s husband dies, she is often blamed for his death. For some widows, the humiliation starts when she is stripped of her colorful clothing and forced to wear a white sari signifying her new status as a …