In yet another way, the Holy Spirit has led us to a ministry for women. This is not a ministry for the streets, for although there are women affected by addiction or by challenging social and familial relationships, they don’t end up on the streets, but they may become trapped in abusive and harmful relationships in the male-dominated culture of Latin America.
There was a woman in our first group before we focused on people from the streets. She kept coming back to the program wanting to change; she collaborated and felt useful supporting the ministry, but we were not meeting her needs. She needed a support group that would help her (and other women like her) to escape the inner hurts and wounds of life and allow Christ to help them build social, emotional, and most importantly spiritual strength and faith. This needed to occur in a different place and time, one where women felt safe and respected. So, in 2018 the Foundation decided to open a Women’s ministry.
The women’s ministry is strategically planned by volunteer educators, by women who share the same faith. This group for women is an essential part of the Christian mission of our organization because it reaches out to single mother’s, battered women and professional women that somehow have carried out their pain for years.
Our activities with women are based on supporting their emotional needs. That is what we do, we remind them that they are God's daughters, loved by our creator. We bring them to a point where that love has to begin with themselves. We seek ways to break the chains. Then we lead them to relearn a new way of living by forgiving themselves and learning to forgive others as they walk in new faith in Christ.
Another focus that Quien Soy tries to implement as we grow is on life skills for those who do not have work. We try to discover their skills and find the means according to our capacity and help them by sending them to learn a trade like stylist, manicurist etc.
We start our meetings by carrying out different activities. by praying together, then relaxation, creating, for example painting, etc., which leads them to express their emotions and release their pain, creating a positive environment that allows them to feel confident and secure Each session is organized to help them delve into themselves and learn about their self-worth, their own dreams and to express themselves through the power of God.