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Amani ya Juu — International Women's Day

International Women's Day 2018: Words of Honor for Every Woman

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International Women's Day 2018: Words of Honor for Every Woman

On International Women's Day, we take the opportunity to honor all the women of Amani. Each lady is an outstanding woman of perseverance, sacrifice, grace, and faith. We asked four women to reflect on the significance of giving honor to the women around them and to themselves as women made in the image of God.  Hellen described a woman of honor as one who is dependable and has integrity. "Women are the pillars of the family. They are oppressed in many ways but they are stronger...I should not look down on myself. I have to look ahead always because the Lord...

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10 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day

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International Women's Day is this Saturday, March 8th! It's a perfect day to celebrate the fabulous women in our lives. Check out our top 10 commemorative activities! 1. Give flowers to women.  Give flowers to a woman who has made an impact in your life or to a young woman you'd like to encourage. We recommend fair trade flowers (duh!). 2. Donate to women’s causes. In the U.S., micro-lending non-profits such as Kiva are campaigning to remind women to help women around the world by investing in their futures. Kiva.org/women will connect you to women who need loans. You can support an Amani ya Juu program for...

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Annie

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"Women speak, and people listen." - Annie, Liberia In honor of International Women's Day, we would like to introduce Annie, a member of Amani Liberia.  [caption id="attachment_2514" align="aligncenter" width="336"] Ma Annie singing during devotion[/caption] Annie, usually referred to as Ma Annie, married her husband Jeremiah right after she finished high school on New Year’s Eve, 1989, five days after the start of Liberia’s cruel 15-year civil war. Their four children were all born in the midst of the violence, or as Annie told us, “the heat”. THE HEAT “My oldest son was born during the worst of the heat. There was no...

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