“For this light momentary
affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all
comparison.” 2 Corinthians 4:17
Dear friends and partners,
We quoted the above verse on the occasion of a historic visit by a VIP.
We will let you know his name in our next special edition. Only
God can open such doors and opportunities. We are encouraged, and sure,
you will be too. Now it is for you to guess who our special guest was
on Thursday the 24th of October.
We thank all
who sponsored the Dead to Red race. We received the support we needed!
Because of you, Ruba participated with her team, and she is redoing it
for the third time this November. The team is now intensifying their
efforts through training and thrilled to take the plunge and join this
tournament, aspiring to achieve their ultimate goal of this initiative.
For more about Dead2Red Race, visit this link.
Nabeeh and Ruba Abbassi
Annual Network fifteen years in a row
This October was the fifteenth Annual Networking
Conference for Arab Woman Today. Christian women from across North
Africa and the Middle East came together for a time of training and
equipping. Women were encouraged by each other and shared their hearts
and ministries and what God is doing in harsh territories like
Jerusalem and Syria. Their concepts widened, and they searched deeper
into their souls.
hosted fifty-three women from eleven Arab countries and equipped them
on how to manage pain in their lives as leaders, whether
psychologically or spiritually. AWT provided counseling for women
The level of interaction through games and activities, along with
opportunities for networking, created an enriching atmosphere for all.
Not to mention the impact of an encounter with an influential Christian
leadership figure, heading a well-known private school in Jordan, who
shared her heart, pain, and struggles in her leadership journey.
were encouraged by each other and shared their hearts and ministries
and what God is doing in harsh territories like Jerusalem and Syria.
Their concepts widened, and they searched deeper into their souls.
One woman from the Holy Land shared her heart and said, “I
received my healing today; it is the first time I speak about the pain
resulting from my daughter’s fiancé passing away. The Lord spoke to me
during the sessions. It is the first time I speak about it without
tears. You are warriors who are mobilizing and equipping soldiers for
spiritual battle. You stand at the front lines. It is how we support
each other and cover each other in prayers. Seeing your mighty work, I
woke this morning and prayed for you, and the Lord gave me these words
from Psalm 68: 10-12: “Your people settled in it, and from
your bounty, God, you provided for the poor. The Lord announces the word,
and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng: Kings and armies
flee in haste; the women at home divide the plunder.”
Read more on the news page and learn more about ACCTS Leadership program.
Community Center and Arab Woman Today are continuing the excellent
work they are already doing. Your prayers and giving are supporting
us! It is the time of year I encourage you to consider where God
would have you to invest in the work he is doing. We also invite you
to consider how your giving can make a kingdom impact. By God’s grace
and generosity, we can continue serving. To give a one-time gift or
monthly giving, click on donate.
can choose to support an abused woman to receive counseling. A gift
of $100 helps cover the cost of one counseling session with a
professional counselor. These sessions are expensive; however, any
gift can make a difference in the life of a woman on her way to
We invite you also to consider a one-time gift of any size to help
the community center to continue to serve those in need. So, will you
help us serve the refugees for the next month?
Handmade products by our
trainees at the center.
Irbid Community Center continues to serve the least
fortunate in the north. This month ICC held a workshop on self-esteem
to a group of Syrian refugees and poor Jordanians living in the north.
Read more on the news page and learn
more about ICC.
- Continuing to build
relationships. A promising partnership with a Christian party at
the Holland parliament for youth development.
- The fruit we are
reaping and witnessing in the lives of women through our different
A discipled woman through our
Nouara Program shared, “You have restored a whole family. There was no
fruit in our ministry. You refreshed us and motivated us to work.
Nouara was an electric bolt that revived our numbed church body. If it
were not for you, we would not have completed it. You made us feel the
responsibility, and our team started to work. I can feel it!”
We witnessed the change in the lives of women being
followed-up through our private counseling on social media. Find Below
some of the encouraging feedback from our precious women.
“I began to work on herself to be mentally and emotionally
independent and started looking for a job.”
“I was able to set boundaries for people in my extended family
and at work, and I made them respect me. I feel empowered, and I can
face others who hurt me. I am my support; I no longer wait for someone
to support me.”
“I started to love myself. I know this now because I no longer
get attached to anyone who would flirt or sweet talk me.”
For some encouraging stories from our different programs,
you may visit our impact button on
- Lift our 2nd
youth conference taking place this coming November.
- Health and stamina
to the team going under multiple pressures.