Faithfulness

Shama Women Shama Women, Share Life, Stories 1 Comment

Maria is 20 years old. She is one of 10 siblings, with five brothers and four sisters. Years ago, when she was still very much a child in the eyes of the world, her mother passed away, followed by her father just a year later. In her culture, when there is no father or grandfather, the eldest brother in a …

Peace

Shama Women Shama Women, Share Life, Stories Leave a Comment

It’s a totally twisted world out there. It wrings our hearts and our souls until we are spinning into chaos. She was a girl. Christian by birth, but not by re-birth. Claimed for a faith she didn’t understand in a family who couldn’t explain. You see, in that culture you are what your family is. Maybe in every culture you …

More than just skin deep.

Shama Women Shama Women, Share Life, Stories Leave a Comment

If you were to visit my hometown, you would find a small fishing community. You would find an island connected to the mainland by a causeway. You would find small shops and family restaurants, and even a few small, family-owned beauty salons. If you were to walk inside one of those salons, you would find older ladies having their perms …

The Journey of Today

Shama Women Shama Women, Share Life, Stories 1 Comment

Once a month, I am given the sweet gift of speaking with one or more of the founders of Shama Women via video call. They share with me stories of God at work at the training centers in South Asia while I type furiously to keep up. Their descriptions paint portraits in my mind of places I can only imagine, …

The Beginning

Shama Women Shama Women, Stories Leave a Comment

Everything had started so well. My husband was confident in God’s calling for him to be a pastor, even though we knew that it would mean leaving behind a secure job. The job did not make us rich, but life was stable. I was pregnant with our second child. Our young church was growing, and people were being changed by …