The smiles on these ladies' faces defy their circumstances. Life is hard...painfully hard. And, although they live in one of the largest cities in the world, they have very few opportunities to make friends and be with other women outside their families.
But these smiles are real - not masks. Life is still hard - but because of Shama Women, they are no longer isolated. They have new friends - both in Pakistan and around the world - who love and support them. They have people who are investing in them. They are gaining new skills. They are beginning to understand what it means to have been created in the image of God and loved by Jesus. They have hope.
And as part of their new friends, we have the great joy of watching God change lives - theirs and ours.
Shama Women creates a community of love and cultivates a culture of truth, order, and beauty where women surrounding by a dark world can learn to shine like stars.
Shama Women provides a safe place to gather, learn, and share their deepest fears with other ladies. Women gain valuable life skills, complete a certified course of training, learn to read and write and grow in their faith.
If you have a heart for other women, especially those living in difficult circumstances, and a desire to be used by God in the lives of others, then we say: "WELCOME TO THE SHAMA WOMEN FAMILY."
Some of you may be able to go and meet these ladies personally! However, many of you won't be able to do that.
Still, there is much to do. We invite you to use whatever you have to be a part of this movement.
Listen, learn, write words of encouragement, ask questions, tell others about these brave women, pray, and give!
Truly, there is a place at the table for everyone.