I always spend time at the end of every year looking at my photos and savoring the memories. Even though 2022 was not an easy time for our nation or the world, I feel blessed. This year had its high and lows, but as we approach New Year’s Eve we are full of gratitude to Jesus for so many blessings:
** The Mordecai Project opened our sewing center in Goma, Congo
** We were able to pay the school fees for many underprivileged girls in Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria
** A donor gave the $20,000 needed to build a women’s empowerment center in Mzuzu, Malawi
** Another donor gave $28,000 to build a home for unwed mothers in Tanzania
** We dedicated our new domestic violence shelter in Guatemala
** We installed the first water well in a poor community in Pakistan, and we will soon build a women’s vocational training center there
** I hosted two Bold Venture discipleship retreats for men and women
** I preached in five nations and 13 states during the year, and we saw many people saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and equipped for ministry
** I poured my life into many disciples by taking them on trips, by hosting small retreats and by teaching in ministry schools
** My books Follow Me and Let’s Go Deeper were published, and Follow Me was translated into Spanish. I also learned that Let’s Go Deeper is in the process of being translated into Spanish!
Of all the photos from 2022, the image below captures the essence of our mission. The girl in the photo is standing with Elijah and Rebekah Wafula, the directors of our ministry in Moi’s Bridge, Kenya. This girl was scheduled to undergo the horrific procedure known as female genital mutilation, or FGM. But she was rescued!
For centuries young girls in Kenya and other parts of Africa have been forced to submit to this cruelty. And even though FGM is now illegal, many parents still force their daughters to endure it, and many local politicians support it.
The Mordecai Project is now educating parents about the negative side effects of FGM. We convinced this girl’s parents to reject the procedure, and instead they chose to enroll their daughter in Life Mission School. We built a dormitory last year for the girls who are being rescued from FGM, so this girl now has a place to stay. We also paid for her school fees and provided books and supplies. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, girls who would be forced into a life of pain and poverty are now being discipled in the Christian faith while receiving an excellent education.
Thank you for believing in this mission!
Proverbs 3:27 tells us: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.”
Even a few years ago I would never have imagined that I would be able to help women and girls who are suffering from abuse, abandonment and cultural violence. My attitude was, “Those problems are terrible, but how can anyone stop this cruelty?” Yet Jesus Christ calls us into His harvest fields. He gives us His mercy, compassion and authority to change things for the better. Through Christ we receive the power to make a difference!
As we come to the close of 2022, I want to ask you to consider giving an end-of-year donation to help us end this senseless violence and bring the Lord’s healing to women and girls who have no voice. Even the smallest donation will help us reach our goal.
We love you and thank God for your love, prayers and financial support. We could not do this without you. 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.
All gifts are tax-deductible. Secure online donations can be made at our website themordecaiproject.org/donate
Checks can be made out to The Mordecai Project and mailed to:
The Mordecai Project / Bold Venture Ministries
P.O. Box 2781
LaGrange, GA 30241:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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