Next Saturday (Nov. 5), women are invited to join a special event calling women around the world to pray for each other and for needs around the world.
She Loves Out Loud Global will be available live at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee or by simulcast and will feature speakers such as Donna Gaines, author and wife of Bellevue pastor Steve Gaines; Jen Wilkin, author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas; and Jackie Green, co-founder of Museum of the Bible.
Women will take part in the event from 45 host churches and one university in 21 countries, and those participating will hear prayer needs from women on six continents.
Knowing real women of faith
Gaines said she encourages women to come and bring their daughters and granddaughters.
“I went to great lengths to take my children to concerts and expose them to missionaries, to know real women of faith who are current and be challenged by that,” she said.
This event is a great opportunity to do that, she said.
Diane Strack, founder and president of She Loves Out Loud, said the vision for this event happened when Vonette Bright, author and co-founder of Cru, challenged her before her death to gather women to pray.
The first event was held in February 2020. This year’s will be the second.
Issues important to women
Strack said the event will touch on issues from missions to foster care and adoption to healing from trauma and abuse.
“This year we want women to be inspired and emboldened in their faith and to hear the stories of those around the globe who suffer poverty, the danger of persecution or a culture that devalues women,” she said. “We have gathered prayer requests from the continents and will post these anonymously on our page. We have stories and prayer needs from all six continents and we will come together across the seas in one heartbeat.”
National Woman’s Missionary Union is also partnering with She Loves Out Loud for the event and will offer an opportunity for participants to learn more about WorldCrafts, a compassion ministry of WMU.
Sandy Wisdom-Martin, WMU executive director, said the event is needed because “prayer is essential for people who live on mission to be bold in their witness and effective in doing missions.”
“Prayer links believers with missions efforts around the world and recognizes that divine resources are essential to effective missions work,” she said. “It is a privilege to pray for our families and communities locally as well as believers and missions partners globally.”
How to register
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registration for the event includes:
*A free copy of Real Woman: (Re)Discovering God’s Good Design, an 11-week Bible study complete with teaching videos and a PDF to share freely created by Gaines and Bellevue Women in Memphis.
For more information or to register, visit shelovesoutloud.org.