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Mission Outreach for At-Risk Young Women in Africa

Lutheran Hour Ministries

$100,000

nullHelping mothers rehabilitate their lives and sharing the Gospel with them, gives the young children and their mothers a hope and a future in Jesus Christ in Kenya.
nullGirls and young women, helped through Lutheran Hour Ministries—Cameroon, are taught a simple vocation like sewing and cloth-making, and learn about God's saving Word.
 

Through its ministry centers, Lutheran Hour Ministries is offering programs that are a powerful force to physically and spiritually change the lives of young women to disrupt the cycle of poverty and prostitution by teaching income producing trades for economic independence and success, sharing the Gospel, and connecting them with the church. The purpose of this grant is to identify young women in prisons after they have been arrested for prostitution or small crimes and provide rehabilitation through counseling sessions and voluntary Bible studies for those young women expressing a desire to reform and connecting them with the church.

WHEREAS, the mission of Lutheran Hour Ministries, based on the clear teaching of Scripture, is Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church; and
WHEREAS, Lutheran Hour Ministries' ministry centers in Kenya and Cameroon, Africa, were established to carry out Gospel outreach to the millions of people in the region in culturally appropriate ways, and connect them to faith in Jesus Christ; and
WHEREAS, Lutheran Hour Ministries has developed outreach ministry programs to rescue and rehabilitate at-risk young women from a life on the streets or in prison, and to counsel and train them in a vocation, all from a Christian perspective; and
WHEREAS, Mission Outreach to At-Risk Young Women in Africa is sharing the vital message of salvation through a powerful Christian witness of love and forgiveness and changing the lives of women and youth, as well as the infants and children who are imprisoned or impoverished and impacted with their mothers; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the delegates gathered at the 2019 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention in Mobile, Alabama, vote the sum of $100,000 to help fund Mission Outreach to At-Risk Women in Africa.

nullLutheran Hour Ministries' Reaching Rahab program gives at-risk young women an opportunity to turn their lives around both now and through faith in Jesus, for eternity.
nullLutheran Hour Ministries in Kenya provides some humanitarian gifts such as soap, blankets and knitted caps for women and their infants in Langata Women's Prison in Nairobi, Kenya. At 5400 feet above sea level, it becomes quite cold at night in a cement cell.
nullAt-risk young women in Nairobi, Kenya are desperately poor people who turned to crime to meet their basic needs. Imprisoned alongside their mothers, young children are innocent victims of poverty.
nullYoung women in Cameroon receive vocational training and hope in Christ.

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