Girls' Brigade Projects:
The FIZZ Initiative, part of Girls’ Brigade Europe, mobilises a new generation of women to serve communities around the world; joining, pioneering and enabling projects that restore hope for life.
‘I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places— firm muscles, strong bones. You’ll be like a well-watered garden, a gurgling spring that never runs dry. ……. You’ll be known as those who can fix anything, restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate, make the community liveable again.’ Isaiah 58:9 (The Message)
Through FIZZ, Girls’ Brigade is committed to:
- Empower women to join in God’s mission, in His world
- Provide women with opportunities to become and grow as disciples
- Enable transformation within individuals and communities.
Trip to Kosova
One of the outworkings of this is the FIZZ mission team trips to Kosova and, last summer, 45 women from GB Europe served out there.
Situated in the Balkan region of Europe, Kosova was part of a horrific ethnic conflict in 1999 which caused the deaths of around 11,000 people and left many families emotionally and financially devastated.
GB’s summer mission teams help restore hope for life by organising holiday Bible Clubs for local children, distributing aid to widows, participating in mission events with churches and assisting with the running of the three GB companies in Kosova, and develop the mission team idea.
Heidi Cooper, from Girls’ Brigade England and Wales, reflects on her experience last year:
‘This was my second trip to Kosova and being part of the GB FIZZ teams out there. After my return from Kosova last year I couldn’t stop thinking about the place or the people and was so determined to go back.’
Gifts with a Difference
You can support our GB Worldwide FIZZ Project by buying a gift with a difference. Your gift donations are greatly appreciated and contribute to fulfilling the global vision of GB: ‘Girls’ lives transformed, God’s world enriched.’
Examples of gifts include:
- £3 will enable GB to buy a special gift such as a ball/skipping rope/colouring pens for a child in Kosova.
- £7 will enable GB to purchase an Albanian Kids’ Bible for use in church and GB.
- £10 will cover the transport costs for a GB leader in Kosova to attend training
If you want to get involved in this great project, download our Gifts with a Difference flyer.
If you’re aged 16 plus why not apply to join our summer mission teams in Kosova? The FIZZ activities include:
- children’s work
- visiting widows
- aid distribution
- sharing about Girls’ Brigade
- learning about and sharing faith
The Fizz Application Pack includes a flyer, information leaflet, and application forms as a ZIP file