GFH Meetings – Lexington, MA

May Gathering for Hope in Lexington – Lori Roscoe with the Department of Children and Families – May 13

The Department of Children and Families is the state agency charged with the responsibility of protecting children from abuse and/or neglect. DCF's goal is to keep children at home, and to support families so that everyone is safe and healthy. However, if a child is in immediate danger, DCF has the authority to remove him or her from their home. DCF is looking for families that can provide safe homes and compassionate foster parents for children

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April Gathering for Hope in Lexington — Wednesday April 8 — Barbara Heffner from Room to Read

Room to Read is a non-profit organization improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Room to Read works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. Please join us as we gather this month

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March Gathering for Hope in Lexington — Wed. March 11 — Potter’s House

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA We have a powerful evening coming up this Wednesday: Leah Knight, Director of High School Ministry at Grace Chapel Lexington, and HS students from the Summer 2014 Mission Trip will be speaking to us about the Guatemala City Dump and the more than 11,000 people who live in and near it - yes, many people live IN THE DUMP, and over half of them are children. Even other Guatemalans

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February Gathering for Hope in Lexington – Yar Ayuel of Sudan

Wednesday, February 11, 6:30 - 8:00 pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA After wandering for weeks through the wilderness to escape the northern Sudanese militia, Yar Ayuel arrived at a refugee camp in Kenya and was eventually brought with her younger brother to the United States to live with a foster family in Winchester, MA. Now married and with three children, Yar continues to advocate for the Sudanese people. Yar is working in development

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Lexington Gathering for Hope – Ryan McDonnell and Grace Man of World Relief – Wednesday Jan 14

Every second of every day children are orphaned by disease, women are widowed by conflicts, families are devastated by natural disasters and refugees are relocated to new countries. These are the heartbreaking stories of the vulnerable. World Relief believes God has equipped the church - the most diverse social network on the planet - to be at the center of these stories, leveraging time, energy and resources to join the vulnerable in their time

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GFH Lexington Meeting – Dec 10 – Kathy MacDonald, Alima’s Purse

Kathy MacDonald is the founder of Alima’s Purse, which is a retail gift shop, specializing in beautiful, unique hand made items from around the world. Alima's Purse  partners with many cooperatives and artisans both home and abroad to provide a market for their creations and to pay a fair wage. Most artisans outside the United States are HIV positive, widows or rescued from slavery. Alima’s Purse has grown, and is now in 3 shops in the Metro

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GFH Lexington Meeting – Nov 12 – Silva Khoshafian, Outreach in Armenia

This second Wednesday Silva Khoshafian will be sharing with us about her ministry with Outreach in Armenia. Please join us! Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:30 – 8:00pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA

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GFH Lexington Meeting – Special Celebration – October 8

Please join us on October 8th as we celebrate all of God's work in and through Gathering for Hope. We will hear from a few women who have benefitted from this ministry or found their calling to speak through Gathering for Hope. It is our hope that women of all years of GFH will attend. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:30 – 8:00pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA

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GFH Lexington Meeting – Empower Dalit Women of Nepal – August 13

Our August 13th meeting will be with Eva Kasell, President, Co-Founder and Executive Director and Bishnu Maya Pariyar, Co-Founder of EDWON (Empower Dalit Women of Nepal). The mission of EDWON is to enable rural Dalit (lowest caste) women repressed by caste and gender to claim their rights and live in dignity. I had the honor of meeting with Eva a few weeks ago. Eva and Bishnu have agreed to speak with us. Bishnu herself as born as Dalit and climbed

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GFH Lexington Meeting – Bags of Hope – July 9

Jasmine, a survivor of domestic sex trafficking, will share about her experience in “the life” and what God has done in and through her since she stepped into freedom. She also started Bags of Hope and will share about this ministry. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 6:30 – 8:00pm 2 Militia Dr., Room 205, Lexington, MA

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