Women and war. A violent mix. Women suffer most severely the effects of war. Rape. Mutilation. Watching family be murdered. Dying themselves. Someone needs to speak for the women who suffer.
That’s where One Million Thumbprints comes in. This women-led organization asks us to join them in pushing the U.N. and other organizations to fulfill their own resolutions to protect women in conflict zones. You can add your “thumbprint” here. One Million Thumbprints also raised money that World Relief uses to provide emergency relief in war-torn areas and to stabilize and bring peace.
Beginning March 4, this Friday, 15 women will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. The climb will take 38,680 steps. The women will summit on March 8, International Women’s Day. Their desire is to “bring the violent acts committed against vulnerable women around the world into the light through advocacy, storytelling and fundraising.”
You can walk with them by using the devotional provided by One Million Thumbprints, available as an ebook for free. Start reading when they start walking on March 4. The devotionals give us three trail markers to think about:
- Telling the truth
- Taking a risk
- Making our mark
I hope you’ll download the devotional and join me.
I hope you’ll sign your thumbprint.
I hope you’ll pray, pray for those who suffer the violence of war.
And if you are led, I hope you’ll give.