Women for Oppressed Women
The Heart of WOW
WOW – Women for Oppressed Women is a ministry of The Chapel that encourages women of all ages to flourish in the church and beyond – equipping them to imitate Christ and empowering them to be missional. Our missional calls thus far have served the poor and oppressed in Africa, Asia, and the Americas through projects that offer life through Jesus Christ and livelihood through special enterprises. Thus far, the Lord has utilized WOW to raise funds exceeding $400,000 for such ventures as:
- Agricultural microenterprises in Mozambique
- A safe house for victims of human trafficking
- A family home and transportation for 25 orphans in Cambodia
- Microbusinesses to provide income to pastors in Mozambique and Vietnam
- A transition home for women coming out of incarceration or opiate addiction
- The provision of clean water in Africa, India, and Mexico
We have chosen our orange and purple color scheme carefully and purposefully. Certainly, we think the colors look great together! In reality, though, a lot of thought went into this color choice. Orange represents the rich dirt that is found all over Mozambique. Since WOW originally began in order to launch an agricultural microenterprise for the poor and oppressed women of that country, this color was a way to keep our eyes on the goal. Today, it is a rich reminder of our roots, as well as a representation of the glory of God Almighty. Purple is the color of royalty, and WOW exists to serve the King of kings! Purple reminds WOW that everything we do is for His glory and by His guidance. Without Him, we can do nothing!
We are a sisterhood
Rather than being an independent 501(c)3 with an organizational hierarchy, the women of WOW are all seated together with Christ, serving side-by-side according to each woman’s giftings. Our superior is Christ Himself, and our assignment is to build the Kingdom of God and the body of Christ as He leads. Our approach is taken straight from the Word of God:
- We seek Him first (Matthew 6:33)
- We love one another (John 13:35)
- We care for the needs of others (Proverbs 19:1)
In the name of Jesus Christ and for the glory of God, WOW seeks to meet the needs of women locally and globally who are emotionally, physically, or spiritually oppressed.
“Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.”
1 Thessalonians 2:8
WOW Sew and Sow Craft Show
WOW has pooled our individual and collective talents to present the Sew & Sow Craft Show: Planting Seeds for a Harvest for the Cities. You will find a beautiful array of arts and crafts to purchase for yourself or for those on your Christmas list! For more information, contact Kathie Brown.
Journal Jam & Java
These have been such fun times to chat and enjoy the company of other women, all while learning how to enhance our journaling experiences! if you’re interested in attending or hosting a JJ&J event, contact Kathie Brown for more information.
Follow us on Facebook
In 2019, WOW has been called to several new missions in Greater Akron. To learn more about those missions, we invite you to visit us on Facebook.