I started Parakaleo after discovering the disparaging condition of women in ministry. I was frustrated with the lack of ongoing training, recognition of and pay for women working in the same proffession as men. I conducted qaulitative research followed by a quantitative inquiry finding the situation was even worse than I thought.
Now, 15 years later, Parakaleo empowers women globally, training in their langauges and cultural contexts. Furthermore, we create relational space through process groups where women engage a robust gospel that frees them to embrace and to live their truest identity. The result is compement and confident women!
The women we work with do so without pay, power or prioritization but unlike volunteers, they wrestle with walking away from these positions without jeprodizing their church/family ecosystem. We can't bring lasting change to our communities and our world without training, supporting and valuing those on the front lines.
We rely on donations to fund our programs and staff salaries. My goal is to raise $60,000 this year so that;
· Parakaleo’s Chilean and Mexican leaders can be fully trained (July and November) to lead Parakaleo in their contexts and neighboring countries.
· Offer just a taste of what we do in sub-Saharan Africa and India (early 2020) because they heard about this and want it too
· I can keep working for Parakaleo
Will you join me in empowering women by giving to this campaign?