On this mission trip the Beauty for Ashes team will create a space for women to engage with their own story and connect with God.
We will serve women living in Muslim communities alongside our ministry partner, Church of God “Life in Christ.” The majority of women in the communities are house moms or work in farming/agriculture. The majority have no social life, as their life consists of working, cleaning, and caring for their family. They have a great need for Christ and long for fellowship. Many are abused and have kept silent because of shame. In their culture, men are viewed to have high value and sadly women aren't seen as equal. With the love of Christ, the women in the Muslim community can experience God's healing, restoration, and freedom.
You’ve got a story to tell. It’s significant, powerful, and you want it to count for something.
You know about women who are suffering and being victimized, and your heart breaks for them.
That's exactly how Ruth and her team felt on the very first Beauty for Ashes trip in 2014. They wanted to see women set free from the lies they had believed for years. On that trip, Ruth met a woman named Nancy. She realized this new friend had a story in need of God’s redemption. After her time with Ruth, Nancy began believing God's truth — her story does matter.
Psalm 107:2 says “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” Since 2014, Beauty for Ashes has reached over 8,000 women in 60 countries because of people like you, who are willing to share their story of redemption. We’ve hosted hundreds of retreats and small groups around the world, and have seen our curriculum proven as an effective tool God is using to foster lasting change in the lives of women.
God longs for His daughters to join Him in an intimate relationship. He desires to walk with them through healing and remind women of the identity and hope they have in Him.
If you want to join a Christ-centered community of women committed to taking God’s love to all of the nations, then it’s time for you to join us in Albania.
As a participant on this mission trip, you will join your team in Albania enjoying the warmth of new friends and the expectancy of how God will move. You will personally experience Beauty for Ashes ministry through a time of authenticity, vulnerability, hope, and healing as you allow God to use your story to empower you and your team.
You will have an opportunity to share God’s hope and love by hosting Beauty for Ashes retreats for Muslim women.
Your team will:
Host Beauty for Ashes retreats, creating spaces for God to bring hope, healing, and redemption to the stories of local women.
Be equipped to share about topics such as worth, identity, healing, and forgiveness with others through storytelling and vulnerability.
Build meaningful relationships with your team and those with whom you minister.
Gain a deeper understanding of who God is and who you are as His daughter.
Your team will stay at the headquarters of Living water Adopt A Child Albania, a missionary guest house where bedding, pillows, and towels are provided for each participant.