GLOBAL SISTERHOOD INITIATIVE ™ (G.S.I.)
The Global Sisterhood Initiative™ is a practical “helps” ministry whose goal is to provide practical resources to women abroad (primarily in third world countries) who seek to make a positive contribution to their community yet have been limited in their opportunities to provide for themselves and their children as a result of widowhood, human trafficking, cultural traditions, and civil unrest.
PERSPECTIVE AND ACTION: At some point in life, a person comes to the realization that the world is far more vast and complex than was previously thought. The comfortable and familiar experiences that represent everyday existence are juxtaposed with images of people whose way of life is completely foreign. Yet, there are a few basic ‘instinctives’ commonly shared by all: the desire for food and shelter, education, safety, and good health.
The advent of technological marvels like the internet, SKYPE, and Facebook®, have made it possible to build relationships with those who live thousands of miles away in a fraction of the time it would have taken just 30 years ago. Building those relationships brings with it the stark awareness that everything isn’t always rosy and positive on every part of the planet. The G.S.I. affords those who have a servant’s heart and desire to come along side missionaries and aid workers with the tools and resources needed to implement a comprehensive plan to help find solutions to various societal ills that plague women living in third world communities.
Helping friends and family understand and empathize with people who live so far away and have no immediate impact on their current circle of influence or social network can be quite challenging…but not impossible.
G.S.I. is a natural outworking of the overall vision of Sisterhood Of Servants: to motivate and encourage women today and the generations that follow to live with a desire to serve others and willingness to implement plans of action that meet the practical needs of those in their circles of influence and beyond.