I AM GIRL
ACT JUSTLY: LOVE MERCY & WALK HUMBLY WITH OUR GOD
We have recently celebrated the International Day of the Girl by launching our #IAMGB video which helps us to reflect on how girls all round the world are given HOPE through their contact with GB. But GB does not only reach young women who are members of our organisation. GB groups all around the world find ways to bring HOPE to young people who are not part of the GB family. Our sisters in GB Northern Ireland have been doing this in a very special way. They have partnered with FIELDS OF LIFE engaging with their I AM GIRL project. The money they have raised has enabled 228 hygiene kits to be distributed to girls in schools in East Africa. The I AM GIRL project is committed to ensuring girls are empowered to complete their education and to grow into strong, healthy young women who have the potential to be change agents in their families, communities and nations. The project aims to educate girls within their school network in East Africa, to address the challenges faced by young girls today. GBNI are excited about the possibilities of extending their support and plan next to raise funds to help build a school in Uganda!
………… But we know GBNI are not the only people who are demonstrating their heart to reach out. Please send us your stories – big or small – to encourage others and so we can pray for you and those you serve. GB makes a difference!
The Esther Collective in the UK
In the UK many of the 18-30’s generation are drifting away from traditional church. As GB is a great place of friendship for this age group, GB has launched The Esther Collective, a community for 18 30’s women that aims to helps them grow as disciples and leaders
One participant, Hannah, says: “The first Saturday of The Esther Collective was fantastic. I didn’t quite know what to expect, yet I expectantly hoped that God would be starting something good. And I wasn’t disappointed! I enjoyed every minute- the food, the talks, the interviews and the fellowship and community already created. Since Saturday I have been chewing over everything I heard, relearning to live in the light of my identity in God.”
Charlotte Hendy is Project Leader for the Esther Collective, and is also GB Europe’s Youth (Volunteer) Co-ordinator. She was one of GB England & Wales delegates at ICGB in Perth 2014. She has written the March reflection for our Be Expectant series.
GB England and Wales Infographic
A fun, visual way of sharing news and key statistics is being used by many organisations these days, and England & Wales has had a go at this for their annual review of 2013-14. Here’s a copy for you to download: http://www.girlsb.org.uk/media/a8f2cf1c/2014-GBew-053%20gb_annual_report_infographic.pdf
If your group, area, country or fellowship done something like this too, please do email GB Worldwide a copy, and we will share your news around the world!
Girls’ Brigade website Koko wins award
Launched in January 2014, the Koko story recently won an award at the UK’s New Christian Media Awards as best ‘up and coming’ blog 2014.