Founder and Director of Women Together, Margaret Gibb, had the privilege of spending one week in Novokuznetsk – a mining city of 700,000 in Siberia. It is in this city that a caring and amazing church, founded by Ilya and Janet Bantseev, started Teen Challenge, a ministry to drug and alcohol addicts.
“This was one of the most exciting experiences I have had in overseas ministry with women, because I was able to hear amazing stories of how Jesus was the answer in the lives of desperate women.” comments Margaret Gibb.
Teaching consisted of delving into the stories of Bible women who were also desperate! Basic leadership training was presented. And the most meaningful part of the week, was praying for each woman and presenting each of them, a prayer journal to begin the journey of closer communication with God.
Janet Bantseev, overflowed at their response to this gift said to Margaret Gibb, “they probably have never had such a beautiful book given to them. Imagine, it will be used for personal prayer!”
The amazing result of the Teen Challenge program in Novokuznetsk, for both men and women, is that church and business leadership comes from this group of people. That’s how amazing life-changing transformation is when God is at the center of dedication and commitment.