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Through your partnership, BLESS is reaching the unreached across the 10/40 window

 

Dignified Work and a Community of Support!

At GCA’s social enterprise Sojourn Studio, we provide dignified work in Thailand for women from Myanmar. Frequently in Thai society, people from Myanmar are viewed as lesser-than and systemic oppression increases their vulnerability ten-fold.

Despite all of the odds against them, it is in these very communities that we have met some of the strongest, most resilient people alive: Young women like Mway Mway.

Mway Mway grew up in a large family with six siblings and her parents always struggled to provide for their needs. To help pay off her family debt, Mway Mway decided to quit school at age 11 and look for work. The job she found was seven hours away in Thailand’s largest city, working as a maid for a family she had never met. Thankfully, the job was legitimate but it took an entire year and a half of hard work to pay off the debt.

That is when the Sojourn Studio team met her and invited Mway Mway to join our vocational training program for teens. Her natural talent and determination quickly made her one of our best artisans. Through the community of love and support we’ve cultivated in our studio, we watched Mway Mway’s personality completely transform. The quiet, insecure girl we first met was becoming a confident, strong, young woman, full of laughter and spunk.

Mway Mway got married at 17 years old and began working full-time soon after. Despite making a living wage, she struggled to save any money because she always helps out family members when they have needs. Because of our amazing buyers, Sojourn Studio has been able to provide consistent work hours and Mway Mway now has a savings fund of her own. She has scholarship funds available to her to make up for the education she never received.

All of which she has fully earned… not as a beneficiary but as a professional artist.

When she gave birth to her first child this Fall, like many other women from Myanmar, Mway Mway was treated as a third-class citizen. Under the guise of COVID, the nursing staff sent her home but kept her son at the hospital for the very first two weeks of his life. She was devastated.

During this emotional rollercoaster as a new young mom, Mway Mway had the full support of the community of women she has been doing life with, in the studio, for over 4 years! They helped her cope, and our Thai staff used their voice to elevate hers so she could finally bring her son home from the hospital.

For all of you who have purchased jewelry from Sojourn Studio or one of our partners, thank you for providing dignified work AND empowering a beautiful community of sisterhood for women from Myanmar. You truly are transforming lives!

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Dignified Work and a Community of Support!

At GCA’s social enterprise Sojourn Studio, we provide dignified work in Thailand for women from Myanmar. Frequently in Thai society, people from Myanmar are viewed as lesser-than and systemic oppression increases their vulnerability ten-fold.

Despite all of the odds against them, it is in these very communities that we have met some of the strongest, most resilient people alive: Young women like Mway Mway.

Mway Mway grew up in a large family with six siblings and her parents always struggled to provide for their needs. To help pay off her family debt, Mway Mway decided to quit school at age 11 and look for work. The job she found was seven hours away in Thailand’s largest city, working as a maid for a family she had never met. Thankfully, the job was legitimate but it took an entire year and a half of hard work to pay off the debt.

That is when the Sojourn Studio team met her and invited Mway Mway to join our vocational training program for teens. Her natural talent and determination quickly made her one of our best artisans. Through the community of love and support we’ve cultivated in our studio, we watched Mway Mway’s personality completely transform. The quiet, insecure girl we first met was becoming a confident, strong, young woman, full of laughter and spunk.

Mway Mway got married at 17 years old and began working full-time soon after. Despite making a living wage, she struggled to save any money because she always helps out family members when they have needs. Because of our amazing buyers, Sojourn Studio has been able to provide consistent work hours and Mway Mway now has a savings fund of her own. She has scholarship funds available to her to make up for the education she never received.

All of which she has fully earned… not as a beneficiary but as a professional artist.

When she gave birth to her first child this Fall, like many other women from Myanmar, Mway Mway was treated as a third-class citizen. Under the guise of COVID, the nursing staff sent her home but kept her son at the hospital for the very first two weeks of his life. She was devastated.

During this emotional rollercoaster as a new young mom, Mway Mway had the full support of the community of women she has been doing life with, in the studio, for over 4 years! They helped her cope, and our Thai staff used their voice to elevate hers so she could finally bring her son home from the hospital.

For all of you who have purchased jewelry from Sojourn Studio or one of our partners, thank you for providing dignified work AND empowering a beautiful community of sisterhood for women from Myanmar. You truly are transforming lives!

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Through Your Help

Young Africans are introduced to Jesus

Young Life is transforming hearts, lives, families, and communities in the process. Teens from Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone will experience a place of welcome, adventure, laughter, and unconditional love alongside a trusted leader at a Young Life camp where they’ll hear the entire gospel story, many for the first time.

Mission Partner: Young Life Africa

Your funding enables JVI to provide support for projects like this!

Celebrating the Dignity of Women

Sari Bari is an ethical fashion business that employs women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Women are trained as artisans to create handmade kantha products from recycled saris.

Mission Partner: JVI

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Your funding enables JVI to provide support for projects like this!

Celebrating the Dignity of Women

Sari Bari is an ethical fashion business that employs women who have been exploited in the sex trade or who are vulnerable to human trafficking. Women are trained as artisans to create handmade kantha products from recycled saris.

Mission Partner: JVI

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THANKS TO YOU

a group of Wantakians heard the Gospel for the first time

In 2018, BLESS partners provided funding for the translation of the four Gospels in the first-time ever written heart-language of the Wantakian people in Papua New Guinea.

Mission Partner: Ethnos360

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BLESS partners funded 

the completion of a 200,000-watt medium wave (AM) radio-transmitter along the Silk Road.

In 2020 you funded much-needed programming to share the Gospel with those who cannot be reached in person safely. With a focus on youth, this project will reach listening communities and guide them to Jesus through:

  • Broadcasting The Way of Righteousness radio program
  • Youth ministry programming through social media
  • he King of Glory biblical video series shared on social media

Mission Partner: Trans World Radio

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BLESS partners funded 

the completion of a 200,000-watt medium wave (AM) radio-transmitter along the Silk Road.

In 2020 you funded much-needed programming to share the Gospel with those who cannot be reached in person safely. With a focus on youth, this project will reach listening communities and guide them to Jesus through:

  • Broadcasting The Way of Righteousness radio program
  • Youth ministry programming through social media
  • he King of Glory biblical video series shared on social media

Mission Partner: Trans World Radio

YOUR INVESTMENT

provided funding for Justice Hubs 

These Justice Hubs will rescue hundreds, protect thousands and transform communities bringing sustained freedom, justice, and restoration for vulnerable men, women, and children. They will focus on services in high prevalence areas of injustice in India & Nepal.

Mission Partner: Justice Ventures International

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YOUR INVESTMENT

provided funding for Justice Hubs 

These Justice Hubs will rescue hundreds, protect thousands and transform communities bringing sustained freedom, justice, and restoration for vulnerable men, women, and children. They will focus on services in high prevalence areas of injustice in India & Nepal.

Mission Partner: Justice Ventures International

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Through Your Help

Young Africans are introduced to Jesus

Young Life is transforming hearts, lives, families, and communities in the process. Teens from Mali, Senegal, and Sierra Leone will experience a place of welcome, adventure, laughter, and unconditional love alongside a trusted leader at a Young Life camp where they’ll hear the entire gospel story, many for the first time.

Mission Partner: Young Life Africa

together we can

Introduce the Gospel

Your 2020 partnership has helped mobilized long-term workers to take the gospel to the Persian Deaf and other least-reached Deaf people groups! Thank you!

Effectively reaching them with the message of Christ requires mobilizing and equipping believers who can communicate this good news in their unique languages and in culturally relevant ways.

Only approximately a dozen believers exist among the hundreds of thousands of Persian Deaf. Your generosity has helped Christar reach them by:​

  • Developing a resource designed to impart a vision for reaching the least-reached Deaf among Deaf believers​

  • Adding a Deaf mobilizer, who will recruit Deaf believers for ministry in least-reached Deaf communities, to its mobilization team​

  • Sending two short-term teams of Deaf believers to minister among the Persian Deaf, giving them a taste of how God can use them to make Him known in this community.

Mission Partner: Christar

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Together We Can

Introduce the Gospel

Your 2020 partnership has helped mobilized long-term workers to take the gospel to the Persian Deaf and other least-reached Deaf people groups! Thank you!

Effectively reaching them with the message of Christ requires mobilizing and equipping believers who can communicate this good news in their unique languages and in culturally relevant ways.

Only approximately a dozen believers exist among the hundreds of thousands of Persian Deaf. Your generosity has helped Christar reach them by:​

  • Developing a resource designed to impart a vision for reaching the least-reached Deaf among Deaf believers​

  • Adding a Deaf mobilizer, who will recruit Deaf believers for ministry in least-reached Deaf communities, to its mobilization team​

  • Sending two short-term teams of Deaf believers to minister among the Persian Deaf, giving them a taste of how God can use them to make Him known in this community.

Mission Partner: Christar

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THANKS TO YOU

a group of Wantakians heard the Gospel for the first time

In 2018, BLESS partners provided funding for the translation of the four Gospels in the first-time ever written heart language of the Wantakian people in Papua New Guinea.

Mission Partner: Ethnos360