A Resting Place

Awa, a West African refugee, found herself alone in the United States. Recently divorced and without any family support, she was homeless and desperate. She described how she felt that God was distant and malevolent. She was searching for hope and answers in all sorts of places without much success.

My friend, Fatou, a believer from West Africa, had connected with Awa and heard her story. She called and begged me to help in some way. The following day found Fatou, Awa, her young baby, and me in my apartment. She welcomed our prayers and accepted our help, attending a home health aide training course with the help of the Tabitha Fund.

We began to dream about helping West African women in New York City like Awa with transitional housing during difficult life circumstances. Imagine the Kingdom opportunities if there were a transitional house where Awa could live alongside other West African women, some of whom know Christ. It would be both a resting and training place where women could come for a season before being launched into a new life.

Envision NYC desires to provide transitional housing where Christians live alongside new immigrants to incarnate Christ and disciple them at a key moment in their lives. This is a significant investment ($850,000), but worth it when we consider the stability and hope this would provide dozens of women each year who are vulnerable to the high price of living in the city.

Alliance Women has set a goal to raise $56,500 for the Tabitha Fund, enough to cover these critical needs and invest in transitional housing. We invite you to partner with what God is doing among West African women in NYC by contributing through your gifts to Alliance Women. GIVE.

Michelle Davis

Brian and Michelle Davis are the Envision New York City site coordinators. In 2017, their family transitioned to this city after serving in Senegal with The Alliance for nearly a decade. The Davises currently teach ESL, share Bible stories with interested people, and develop Envision interns and immersion teams.

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