True confessions: I do not read a regular daily devotion. But today I did. It was about Queen Esther and how she saved her people. What Global Women’s Project does is perhaps not as dramatic as how Esther saved her people, but what we do makes a difference – one woman at a time. Every organization that we support makes a difference to all the women they serve.

I recently visited women’s development organizations in India on a trip with six other women, so women’s empowerment is on my mind. I met a lot of women in India who are ostracized in one way or another – either from being a survivor of domestic violence, or being widowed or orphaned, or something else. If you’re inclined to pray, pray for women around the world right this moment. And pray for the governments, societies, and families who take part in their mistreatment.

I also just became an aunt for the first time – to a precious baby girl. I think to myself, “What will this world look like for my niece when she’s older?” Granted, she was born into a much more privileged place in the world, compared to so many women around the world or even in more impoverished communities in the U.S., but I still wonder what kind of progress we’ll make by the time she’s old enough to pay attention.

The GWP steering committee will be meeting later this month in North Manchester, Indiana. We’ll be taking part in worship services in the Manchester COB and Eel River Community COB on September 29, so if you’re in the area, please come by. We’d love to see you there!

This is a financially “dry” time of year, but this is just a reminder that we can always put your donations to good use. Thank you so much for the many ways you support our work. If you need a reminder of what our projects are, click here. And here’s the address to send a check to:

Please send donations to:

Global Women’s Project

Church of the Brethren

1451 Dundee Ave.

Elgin, IL 60120

Be sure to put Global Women’s Project in the memo line. Thank you for who you are and how you make the world a better place each and every day.

Tina Rieman

GWP Steering Committee member

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