Tell us a little about yourself I am a born and bred Sydney girl, became friends with Jesus at age 11, and absolutely loved going to youth group and growing in my faith alongside faithful peers and mentors. I love to travel, go for walks and eat way too much chocolate! What's your favourite bible passage & why? Philippians 3:7-10 Paul’s desire to know Jesus more than anything else in his life really resonates with me. Not that I am particularly good at considering everything
Photo credit Open Doors, illustrative only. Region/country information: The Church in Central Asia experiences many challenges and risks – many Christian women have to live out their faith in secret and lack spiritual maturity. When they share their faith, it can cost them their jobs and even their relationships with their families. Women are also vulnerable to being kicked out of their family, face abuse or neglect and they live in a culture where women don’t often have the
When Katrina decided to leave him, Geoff felt like he had contracted a severe illness. Only, no one was sending him Get Well cards. That was the really awkward thing about it: the church community of which he was a part started to treat him oddly – giving him a bit more distance than he was asking for. Then one day, the pastor called him in and told him that, as a divorced person, he wouldn’t be leading a bible study in future. Mind you, Geoff didn’t feel much like being a bi
Tell us a little about you I’m 57 and was a primary school teacher for about 25 years. I’m married to an Anglican Bishop in the diocese of Canberra and Goulburn. I have 4 adult children, two of whom are married and we have three little granddaughters aged 1, 2 and 3. What's your favourite bible passage & why? I love the book of Proverbs and read a chapter each morning with my husband (one for each day of the month) My favourite for many years has been Proverbs 2: My son, if y
Photo credit Open Doors, illustrative only. Region / country information: For decades, women in Central and West Africa have been used as weapons of war. They are victims and sufferers and carry their wounds with them every day for many years. When rebel groups attack their village, they may kill the men on the spot, but the women may be assaulted or forcibly married to the soldiers, resulting in trauma, pregnancy and many deep scars. Sometimes women are able to return home,
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I have been a Primary Teacher for ages (not telling how many years) and I love it! I married late in life and have 5 beautiful step-sons. My hubby is a wonderful and slightly crazy High School teacher. We have recently adopted Peppa, a beaglier puppy who are in the process of training. She is gorgeous and she knows it!
What's your favourite bible passage & why?
Philippians 4:4-7 which says 'Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again:
Photo credit Open Doors, illustrative only. Region / country information: South Asia and Southeast Asia is made up of many countries with diverse cultures, yet the obstacles that Christian women face are prominent across the whole region. Christians are often seen as second-class citizens and are often in the poor echelons of society, limiting their ability to receive an education or work to support their family. Furthermore, even if the opportunity for education or employmen
The Sovereign State of Georgia in Eastern Europe has a long Christian history that can be traced back to the 300s. Georgia, or Iberia as it was then known, was one of the very first countries to accept Christianity and make it their state religion. And it was a woman evangelist named Nino (also known as Nina) who was the primary instrument in bringing Christianity to this country. Both the Eastern Orthodox Church (EOC) and the Roman Catholic Church acknowledge Nino as a Sa
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I'm a working mum of two 'tweens' who lives in the Hills in north-west Sydney. I've been married for 18 years and it was the best decision I've ever made - apart from following Jesus. That first happened when I was 8 in Sunday School, then I reaffirmed my commitment at a Youth Alive concert (gee, these things really make you feel old, huh?!). I work for a public utility in the regulatory team and love my job (lots of report writing - I love th
(Photo credit Open Doors, illustrative only.) Region / country information: The Horn of Africa is a predominantly Muslim region, and a breeding ground for Islamic extremists, yet God is still at work. People come to faith through hearing about Jesus on region programs and through the witness of faithful and bold believers. The environment is very harsh, and extremism is on the rise, affecting all areas of believers’ lives, potentially costing them their family, their liveliho