Woman-to-Woman Worldwide 2015 – Middle East

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide delegation landed in Beirut, Lebanon. The journey has begun.DW-WWW-2015-RabbitWarrenAlleyway

Thursday, October 1, 2015, “All of a sudden we took a sharp left off of the street down a narrow alleyway. We were in Shatilla camp. Sylvia and a woman from the school led us through a rabbit warren of alleyways that turned left then right; sometimes getting so narrow that only one person at a time could walk. Above us were electrical lines that string from one building to another and then up several floors. Sometimes the electrical lines were so thick you could hardly see the sky. When there was space between the buildings, people hung their wash even though there was hardly a breath of a breeze to dry them. Walking through the alleys with little light, I could not see the raised cement or the holes and wondered about the water and wetness. Sometimes there was a stench.” Sue Delap, Tuscon, Arizona.

Thus began the miraculous journey that lasted until the return flight home on Friday, October 9.

Ways to participate in this study opportunity – 

Study Material:

Just Women magazine for 2016 has three issues published in Winter, Summer, and Fall with additional information in each issue. The Winter issue begins the story with blog entries for the first four days in Lebanon and Jordan. All issues include more stories and  beautiful pictures of the group and some of the wonderful women they met.


  • Invite one of the participants to visit your group and tell of her journey.
  • Give your own presentation to your group or for your own education. These are free downloads coming soon.
  •       PowerPoint, (This was created in PowerPoint 2010.)
  •       Script

Service Projects:

For more information about the individual projects:

The Middle East Council of Churches Orthodox Initiative featured two programs visited by the group: Mrs. Sylvia Haddad’s literacy program for adult women in Lebanon and programs assisting the refugees in Jordan.

Rawdat El Zuhur (Arabic for “Garden of Flowers”) is a primary school for Palestinian children, both Christian and Muslim, in East Jerusalem.

Keep Hope Alive! Olive Tree Campaign is another special project the group is supporting. Each participant agreed to cover the cost of at least one tree and to encourage their families and/or churches to do the same.

Learn more about the Middle East and the Middle East Initiative on the Global Ministries web site.

Recent Posts

Monday Moments – March 30

As I write this, I am in Day 5 of Oregon’s mandated #StayHomeStaySafe efforts. My husband, Jay, who is in the later stage of Alzheimer’s,…

Monday Moments – March 23, 2020

“So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind….

Monday Moments – March 16, 2020

Do Not Be Afraid   “It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake…

Monday Moments – March 9, 2020

Amazing Love   It’s amazing how clear the sky and the air is after a storm. The sun shines so bright. The air smells so…

Monday Moments – March 2, 2020

Lessons in the Midst of the Storm   I can remember being in the midst of my first Midwest storm… It was one of those…

Monday Moments – February 24, 2020

You Are Enough!   Siblings in Christ, I am writing to inform you, and me that we are enough! Has anyone told you lately, that…

Monday Moments – February 17, 2020

The Hand that guides the Heart that prays I love the month of February because, like December everyone is displaying love! Flowers, candy and gifts…

Monday Moments – February 10, 2020

P.U.S.H. Through Many of us are familiar with the acronym PUSH, pray until something happens. Often, we stop praying before the something actually happens. It…

Monday Moments – January 27, 2020

Use Your Weapon Praise is the weapon that God has given us to defeat the enemy. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells us to give thanks in…

Monday Moments – January 20, 2020

Your Life is an Offering “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life- your sleeping, eating, going-to-work,…

Monday Moment – January 13, 2020

All Things Work Together for Good My favorite scripture is Romans 8:28. It states that all things are working together for the good for those…

Monday Moment – January 6, 2020

Working While We Wait “I don’t mind waiting. I don’t mind waiting, I don’t mind waiting on you, Lord.”   This is one of my…

Monday Moment – December 23, 2019

 “The Present of Presence” This week’s lectionary Gospel text is Matthew 1:18-25, which describes the birth of Jesus. In Matthew’s Gospel, he is clear from…

Monday Moment December 16, 2019

“It All Matters” Let’s consider a few facts to begin. 1) This week’s lectionary Gospel text (Matthew 11:2-11) is a familiar one. We hear it…

Monday Moments – December 9, 2019

I WILL and I DO It’s Monday again, and I thought we would explore the moment or moments we all said, “I will or I…

Monday Moments – December 2, 2019

Wait… Are You Serious?!?! The Advent season began yesterday with the candle of hope, which represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah….

Monday Moments – November 25, 2019

God is so good. Yes He is. 1Timothy 1:12-13 (MSG) “I’m so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He…

Monday Moments – November 18, 2019

What is God Calling You to? Acts 9: 36-43 How beautiful it is to be a Disciple of Jesus who is the Christ and Son…

Monday Moments – November 11, 2019

It’s the little things… In this season of thanksgiving and gratefulness … it’s the little things that remind me of God’s goodness. Love and family,…

Monday Moments – November 4, 2019

Monday Moments with your DWM Executive Committee   Click HERE  to read the first Monday Moment by Alishah Hardway, Member at Large