Today is International Women’s Day. This year I had the privilege of being invited as a faith leader to celebrate the resilience, courage, and strength of women migrants in Singapore.
HOME (Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics) runs a shelter for exploited and abused migrant workers, and I was so thankful to be able to spend some time with these women who come from different nationalities, cultures, and faiths. These brave women left their countries and homes for the sake of building better futures for themselves and their families, and I am in awe of them.
During our small group huddle time, I teared together with them as I reminded them that they are worthy, they are loved, and they matter. When some of them came to me later for prayer and a hug, I held them for a long time as they sobbed in my arms. Something stirred deep inside me, and I could feel the Spirit of God moving amongst us.
The organizers thanked us and said it was a powerful session, and the women really felt comforted and encouraged. But I think I was the one who received much more, and I left feeling moved and inspired to continue the work of empowering and uplifting women. Together, we can work towards a world where all women can live free from fear, discrimination, and violence, and become all that they were meant to be.
Join us this Sunday as we consider what it means to truly let go so we can become all that God has made us to be.