At Risk Women of the Middle East
At Risk Women
This ministry aims to show Christ's love in practical ways to women battered by domestic abuse and military conflics in the Middle East. Since 2016 we have provided young ladies a place to stay in Cyprus and scholarships to study at the local universities. We also help women who are fleeing life-threatening situation in their homes or countries. The first group of 8 ladies from Iraq/Syria finished their studies and moved on to careers in different places. Since January 2022 we began to help women at risk who are fleeing Afghanistan by enrolling them in a local university, providing with a place to stay as well as trauma counseling. As of January 2023, more than 40 women have come to Cyprus with this scholarship project. Those that have come have responded well to counseling and some have shown interest in the gospel. They also attend classes regularly and interact with local believers. We hope to continue helping women at risk in the coming years even as we care for the women in our charge now. Our hope and prayer is that by encountering the generous love of believers in this way and advancing their education they can become an example of Christ's transforming power in their society.