Bridging from Friendship into Action

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by Becka Ridgway

In Cazuca we’ve been working closely with young mums.  We believe God has spoken about taking them to another level, both in their spiritual and daily lives.  God has given us various opportunities and strategies to do this.  In the week we have our ‘Bridge of Friendship’ group this is primarily a group for teenage mums, who come on Wednesday mornings to socialize, study the Bible and do various craft activities.  The hope is to then introduce these women into a second project called ‘Women in Action’.

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This project has two facets, on Saturdays a Colombian lady from a local church comes and runs a course focused on sales but with a biblical base.  Seven ladies have just successfully completed the first six-week level and in a couple of weeks they shall start the second level.  We have been very encouraged by the changes we have seen in them, they have grown in self-confidence and in their relationship with God.  The second facet of this project is teach practical sewing skills, many of these women have not completed primary school and so finding jobs can be very difficult for them.  The vision we have is to equip them with the skills to use an industrial sewing machine, so they can either find work as machinist or make quality items to sell at one of the artesian fairs.  We are praying for a committed group of women and a legal power source for the house which houses the machines before we start this!

Please join with us in praying for these young mums and their families.

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