THE ESTHER INITIATIVE BREAKS GROUND IN NORTHERN INDIA


Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for helping advance the Gospel message. As many of you know our mission at Global Advance is to “empower frontline leaders to fulfill the Great Commission.” One of the ways that we do that, is through our Esther Initiative. Esther Initiative serves to empower women worldwide to become catalysts for God’s purposes in their nation. Whitney Daugherty is our Esther Initiative Coordinator. Whitney is doing an amazing job leading this initiative and I want you to share this encouraging update from her.

Gratefully Commissioned,

Jonathan Shibley

President, Global Advance

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God has lit a fire in the hearts of frontline leaders who are taking the Bread of Life into dark places all around the world, but they are often weary and ill-equipped for the task. Global Advance is coming alongside these leaders to light the nations with the vision and tools needed to pierce the darkness. What an incredible privilege it is to empower women worldwide to become catalysts for God’s purposes in their nations in this crucial time in church history.

The Esther Initiative recently empowered pastor’s wives and women’s ministry leaders in Northern India, where only an estimated 0.5% of the population follow Christ. Their hunger for God’s Word and practical ministry implementation was palpable. In a nation that doesn’t always shout their worth, never before had these women been exposed to leadership training of this kind. From young to old, these passionate leaders – most of whom are first generation believers - are eager to advance the gospel in their nation and now have the confidence, vision, and tools needed to multiply this training in all 35 districts in Punjab State. As a result of our time together all 166 women made commitments to spend daily time with God, 93 committed to mentoring relationships, and 46 women committed to cross-cultural missions. PRAY for our courageous sisters in leadership as they continue to advance the gospel while facing increasing persecution in India.


“Serving as an Esther Ambassador in India was life changing for me; it provided another level of ministry. The Esther Initiative aligns with the vision and assignment God has given me to see His daughters healed, restored, and discipled through the Word of God. It's time for the modern day Esthers to arise. Thank you, Global Advance, for being intentional and strategic to empower women leaders around the globe. Your passion to see the Great Commission fulfilled is second to none.”
– Dr. Patricia Stevens, Esther Ambassador to India
 

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