Widow Outreach

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"3And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary...7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly."-Luke 18


I (Sal) love

women

! They are built with so much compassion and sensitivity to use God's gift of carring for us "guys", men, and children overall.

It hurts to see hurting women, which I dedicate this website to them-especially single mom's.

I began to see more of this issue on "widows" when I met this older lady in town raising two kids by herself. My heart was touched to do what I can to help this women to get back into her feet. I couldn't do it by myself, which another church in town put a lot of effort to do the same.

What the Bible Says?

  • Bible-Topics: Widows
  • "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling."-Psalm 68:5

    Widows

    TobyMac - Irene

    "TobyMac's song "Irene" from the "Momentum" cd."

    Are you divorced? Are you single and have kids? Have a boyfriend or girlfiend and have a kid together? Well, the Bible mentions you a lot!

    4But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. 6But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. 7Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame. 8If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.-1 Timothy 3

    More related verses (search "widows" Bible Search

    I was watching the music video called "Irene" by Toby Mac and the video shows a young lady that has a kid. The video starts with her boyfriend getting an argument with her. From there, she takes her baby in a stroller through their (Latino?) community as Toby sings. At the end, she meets her boyfriend with a gift. The song encourages young "Irene" to not give-up despite her circumstances as the Lord is watching her and will take care of her. Cool huh? Give it up to Him no matter what your circumstances are in your relationship.

    Last night you had a dream you was the homecoming queen
    Today you're 18, happy birthday Irene
    quit school you had to drop out to raise your little child
    Doesn't seem to be anyone around
    You've got to reach up to touch rock bottom
    The powers that be keep you downtrodden
    Daughter of Zion, I heard you prayer
    Just cast your cares and please beware of snakes
    They come in all shapes and sizes
    Tempt you, put scales on your eye lids
    Don't waste your sorrows
    They'll give you strength tomorrow...tomorrow
    Your Calvary's about to come so
    Keep your head up, don't you ever let up
    This storm will pass you'll be ready for the next one

    more...from "anysonglyrics"


    Reccomneded Resources

    LOCAL

  • Life: Singlehood, personal goodnewsumm site
  • Liberal Arts: Women, goodnewsumm personal site
  • Ministries

  • Divorce Care

  • *contact Morris Evangelical Free or check link above for closest support group

    Morris Life Care Pregnancy Center, located in the Morris Theatre Aracade
    SEPP, located in the Morris Theatre Arcade building on 4th St.
    They help with single women with many issues they face: divorce, abuse, finding jobs, etc...

    STATE

    Dwelling Place Contact Info. dwellingp@qwest.net

    I found this ministry after searching some resources to help a local "widow" in Morris around 2002. I found this brochure that I kept from a Summer Picnic that H.O.T.C. speaheaded in the Twin Cities, which I get e-mails periodically on needs like this one....

    As I write this message, snow is falling! Welcome winter! White as snow, we are thankful that we are white as snow because of what Jesus did for us on the cross at Calvary. Secure in this knowledge of our salvation, we move ahead providing comfort, healing, prayer, and Christian support to the women and children in our shelter house and to the women in our support group.

    Subject : The Dwelling Place Needs List
    Date : Mon, 3 Nov 2003 12:09:28 -0600

    Thank you for allowing us to share our needs with you. Our needs are as follows:

    -We have a very real financial need at this time. Please consider a financial gift to The Dwelling Place.

    Other needs are follows:
    -CUB & Rainbow gift certificates
    -Fresh fruits & vegetables
    -Target gift cards (as gifts for the women)
    -Winter clothing fo a 4-month old baby
    -Size 3 diapers
    -Enfamil powdered formula
    -Craft kits for adults & children
    -Bus passes
    -Gas cards
    -a car

    We also have prayer needs:
    - a Nigerian women needs a sponsor gere in the US
    - a prior Dwelling Place client needs prayer for
    adjustment to her transitional housing situation - strength and wisdom for a 19 year old women who is pregnant and has a 4-month old son who is pregnant
    - for friendship and healing for painful losses for 2 girls, ages 12 and 14
    - for a mentor for an 8-year old boy
    - for the women on our waiting list for strength, wisdom, and health for The Dwelling Place staff
    - for our many volunteers
    - for needed finances for The Dwelling Place

    Blessings!
    The Dwelling Place Staff

    NATION

    Articles

  • Discipling Your Child as a Single Parent, (Focus on the Family)

  • "Be a Disciple
    In order to teach our children how to be disciples, we must first model it for them. As single moms and dads, we seek Him first, remain teachable in our actions and worship Him with our lives. In Genesis 5, early heroes also model discipleship principles for us. As we follow their example we are better equipped to show our children what steps to take.
    Modeling discipleship and godly living does not mean perfection. In fact, it is humility and brokenness that sets us up for true relationship with God. He wants willing followers—not perfect ones"

  • Encouragement for Single Parents, from Focus on the Family
  • My Success as a Single Mom After a divorce, you can mend the torn fabric of your family's life (Focus on the Family)

  • "How have I managed to raise her and her siblings by myself for more than 14 years?...(tips...) Books

  • Single Mom's Guide to Finding Joy in the Chaos Elsa Kok Colopy Paperback (Focus on the Family)

  • "From an author that knows intimately the unique struggles a single mom faces, comes trusted advice and relief. Dig down into the inevitable issues of sibling rivalry and budgeting and gain greater understanding of everyday matters from nutrition to missing dad. Each chapter is topically organized to help you find the issue that's on your heart. Walk through the tough times with someone who's been there, and also learn to open your eyes to the pure joy found even in single parenting."

    Business Opportunity

    Ministries

  • In Step Ministries-Single Parents,based in Arizona
  • GLOBAL

    Articles

  • Confronting Loneliness as a Single Mother A single mom shares three keys she has discovered for warding off the loneliness that so easily besets a single parent. by Elaine Bond (Canada's Christian Community Online)
  • 101 Ways Women Can Change the World
    "Women are powerful. Whether their influence is felt in the corporate world, the classroom, or the home - it makes a difference. This Ebook is a celebration of women and 101 ideas are offered for ways they can change their corner of the world. Never underestimate the power of a determined woman!"

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