Posted by: macahajo | June 24, 2017

just like their mom

Orphaned

Abused

Alone

Uneducated

Homeless

Hopeless

These are words that describe many young ladies who live in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo – a city of almost 12 million people.

But, they can find hope.

Young ladies can find hope at a Tabitha Center, a partner ministry of ReachGlobal. The first Tabitha Center began in 2013, and now there are 74 across the city of Kinshasa. Tabitha Centers are launched through the partnership with local churches. Currently, there are 2000 young ladies being impacted by the Tabitha ministry. The vision is “to see the Tabitha ministry continue to expand to provide healthy alternatives for young women throughout the city of Kinshasa.​”

Miriam recently graduated from a Tabitha Center. It was there that she learned how to sew. Now, she makes clothes and sells them out of her home.

But Miriam learned more than just this trade. She learned about Jesus. She told us that Jesus is her Savior and King. She told us how the Lord looked for her in the dirty life she was living and that He selected her. He is making a difference in her life and for generations to come.

Miriam has two young daughters. They both want to be seamstresses, just like their mom.

In Christ, Cathy Lynn

“Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up…” (Acts 9:36-42)

 

 

 


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