12 women gathered together in a small room in Iran. Each one excited to see the other, but being careful not to make too much noise. They are all a part of the Back to Jerusalem initiative that helps women start their own business and obtain independence.
Maria (not her real name) asks all of the women to gather together to take a photo. They want to share with the supporters of BTJ what they have been doing, but they also do not want to risk the life of any of the women.
Maria has been sponsored by BTJ for the year 2022 to run a new business in Iran and she is using the opportunity to share the Gospel message with women who have been delivered from working as prostitutes.
This year, BTJ will be doing a special book tour together with Mariam Ibraheem to promote her new book SHACKLED. The proceeds from those meetings will be used to help women like those who are meeting in that secret back room with Maria.
BTJ just launched an initiative this year to work with a ‘safe house’ that has already taken in several Iranian women who have been redeemed from a life of abuse and exploitation. The women are given several months of discipleship training and then moved into a training phase where we work with them to start their own business and independently bring in income for themselves and their children.
You can join this effort by simply joining us during our BTJ book tour with Mariam Ibraheem. More information on the tour dates can be found on our website. We just finished up a tour with her in March, but plan to have more coming up. Perhaps you can work together with your community of believers to invite Mariam to come to your area and share how you can join her in an effort to help women who have been left behind in closed countries.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to invite Mariam