Women's Realities - Summer 2017

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Women's Realities - Summer 2017

We are continuing to build into leaders and learning so much along the way.

Meet the next team and hear a bit more about what we'll be doing this time. (click on the title to read more)

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Good and Perfect Gifts

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Good and Perfect Gifts

The women were a gift to me. Their resilience and new hope in Christ are evidences that the Father of light has redeemed them. Their powerful singing, dancing and praising are evidences that God is their focus in spite of all they have experienced. How amazing they are! by Lisa Telford (To Read More Click on the Title)

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Nta kibazo.  Imana ibifite mukiganza = Don’t worry.  God will take care of it!

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Nta kibazo.  Imana ibifite mukiganza = Don’t worry.  God will take care of it!

With a lot of work over time and substantial reliance on God, the Rwandan people have made amazing strides in this direction.   Over a relatively short time, the women at the conference have developed obvious bonds with one another. Their love and support for one another were palpable as they hugged, praised together, prayed together, and worked together throughout the week. As a result, they now allow themselves to be open and vulnerable with those who may have been former enemies.  The allowed our team and the other women to be witness to their greatest sorrows and joys.  They are both incredibly brave and trusting in God.  by Julie Payne(Read More Click on the Title)

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Unexpected Acceptance and Endearing Love

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Unexpected Acceptance and Endearing Love

In Rwanda, I've been able to observe, listen and live from my heart instead of my head. I've had freedom away from "getting it right" to simply resting in "getting it”.  Yes, receiving...I've had a front row seat, free from all outside distractions to see God at his absolute best. Which, has always been there, but muddied... by Kelli Vieke  (To Read More Click on the Title)

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A Time and Season

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A Time and Season

God's provision was everywhere, in the maturing of the land, the improvements to property and grounds and the personal development of each Alarm staff member.  It reminded me of Ecclesiastes 3, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Dana Randall  (To Read More Click on the Title)

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Overwhelmed by His Love

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Overwhelmed by His Love

The beauty and simplicity of their worship amplifies the testimony to God's goodness.  Meet the pastor of this church, a WLTI graudate, and hear a bit of her journey through shame to being overwhelmed by God's love. 

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Kneeling Down to Lead

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Kneeling Down to Lead

Think about it. Name three leaders.  Where does their power to influence come from? What posture do they take in leading?  What do they value?  What do they do to influence their followers? 

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Building Leaders

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Building Leaders

When the women arrived on Monday, one woman said this is her place of peace and comfort -- she felt it the moment she entered the front gate.  Another expressed her gratitude for all that we've been teaching and their conferences.  Since the last time she now knows how to talk about her trauma and come alongside others in their healing. This beautiful young woman expressed her deep gratitude and tears streamed down her face.

 

Bill Hybels once said, "Everyone wins when a leader gets better." This is the dream of ALARM and our teaching team, and with your help, we are making this dream a reality.

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Kingdom Come

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Kingdom Come

"With deep emotion, many of the women prayed with tears streaming down their faces and kneeling in reverence to our faithful and forgiving God. It was a compelling moment - watching 55 of Rwanda's most passionate women leaders humble themselves before the Lord..." 

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Abounding Love

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Abounding Love

The first day of conference was filled with worship, love and praise. Take a peak at how the women started the conference with joyous voices raised high. 

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From our hands to yours

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From our hands to yours

Thanks to you and many others we are able to generously offer gifts to our sisters in Rwanda reminding them of our affection and desire to stand alongside them!  Want to know what we're packing in our bags?  Check it out here...

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Three Stories: Moving toward Healing

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Three Stories: Moving toward Healing

Sharing our stories brings healing.  It seems too simple but it's true.  We watched as woman after woman allowed another person to see inside her pain.  They listened to each other and asked God to enter these dark places.  (read more by clicking on the title above)

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