Below you can see Caroline, Trizzah and Elsie—three girls from Moi’s Bridge, Kenya. They are among the 38 girls The Mordecai Project is putting through school. Because of the generosity of our donors, we paid for their school fees and covered the costs of their books, school supplies, and hygiene products for the semester. In Kenya, many girls are pulled out of school simply because they don’t have feminine hygiene products. Keeping girls in school is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty in Africa. As you can see, the girls are happy to be in class. They are also being discipled in the Christian faith.
Our Naomi’s House women’s center in Mzuzu, Malawi, has been operational for more than a month, and women are being trained daily in tailoring there. Below you can see the current class of students who are learning to make clothes and other items. The women are selling the clothes and making enough money to feed their families. We currently need an additional $5,000 to finish the interior of the center, purchase the appliances for the kitchen and do all the wiring. When the kitchen is finished we will start a baking school as well.
Our women’s empowerment project in El Salvador is growing—and bringing women to Christ. Below you can see some of the women being baptized! They were all attending our vocational training classes, led by our director, Pastor Maribel de la Rosa. She has been training the women to start food carts, and she has been offering Bible classes and counseling. The women are encountering God’s love as they start their journey of faith. Lee will be visiting El Salvador in November to do a conference and to talk with Maribel about expanding the project.
Our most ambitious project is almost complete! In Masindi, Uganda, we are building a women’s empowerment center that includes a place for counseling, vocational training rooms and a residential shelter. A church in New Jersey recently gave us the funds to install the roof, and now we only need another $10,000 to finish. Please consider giving to help us get this center operational.
In August, Lee went to Erie, Pennsylvania, to lead a men’s retreat for Grace Church, a Slavic congregation that is reaching the Ukrainian community there. Below you can see Lee with the young pastor, Gennadiy Bogdanets. Lee has mentored Gennadiy for the last several years. The men gathered for three days at a camp for a time of intense fellowship, small group discussions, teaching and personal ministry.
Below you can see the men who attended the retreat near Erie. Some men were filled with the Holy Spirit, while others were freed from various addictions. Many were also healed from deep father wounds. I learned many years ago that we cannot stop the abuse of women if we don’t first heal the hearts of men. Slavic men carry a lot of personal pain, but Jesus met us powerfully in that camp!
Many of the men at Grace Church in Erie recently arrived to the United States from Ukraine, because of the war with Russia. Some of these men have witnessed horrific atrocities, and some suffer from post-traumatic stress. Below you can see me with the recent refugees. It was such a blessing to meet these men and pray with them for healing from the stress of war.
After a few weeks of vacation, I am heading into a busy season of travel. Below you can see that our next men’s Bold Venture event will be in Jacksonville, Florida, September 28-30. Men of all ages are invited. I hope to see you there! This year’s conference will be extra special because several of my young disciples will be doing the speaking. It is time for the Timothys to take the baton!
Our next women’s Bold Venture is Oct. 12-14 in Minneapolis. We are hosting it up north because some women in Minnesota have been begging for one of these events to be in their region. The event will provide leadership training for women who know they are called to ministry. Our theme is “Time to Get Loud”! I hope you can join us.
You can register for either the men’s or women’s Bold Venture at boldventure.org.
Our financial needs have grown a lot because our projects have expanded. Please consider asking your church to adopt one or our outreaches—or perhaps invite a local business to help us. Our biggest needs are:
** $12,000 to complete construction for our girls’ home in India
** $5,000 to complete the interior of the center in Mzuzu, Malawi
** $30,000 to build a school in Goma, Congo
** $6,000 for school fees and rent for our training project in Rwentobo, Uganda
** Additional sewing machines for several centers ($150 each)
Please pray for Lee during the month of September:
September 13-18 / Filadelfia Church, Reykjavik, Iceland (men’s retreat and church events)
September 28-30 / Jacksonville, Florida, Men’s Bold Venture men’s conference
October 5-7 / Jacksonville, Florida, Captivate Women’s Conference
October 12-14 / Blaine, Minnesota, Bold Venture women’s conference
October 15 / Blaine, Minnesota, Bridgewood Community Church
Thanks so much for your prayers and financial support. To give to our overseas work, just hit the “Donate” button below and follow the prompts. To give by check, mail it to The Mordecai Project, P.O. Box 2781, LaGrange, GA 30241.
The Mordecai Project is a Christian ministry devoted to empowering women, confronting abuse and transforming nations through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Rev. Matt Judd
Good News Church
Pickens, South Carolina
Rev. Luis Roig
Casa del Padre
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Rev. Eddie Taylor
Rev. Beth Taylor
Taylor Ministry Group
Re. James Graham
International Gospel Outreach
Rev. Dee Mueller
The Hearth Ministries