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The Bible commands us to “plead for the widow”.  Too often, the perception is that once a funeral is over and a widow begins to appear to have regained normality in her life no need exists for her care.  Nothing can be further from the truth.

A widow loses 75% of her friendships.
3 out of 4 widows say their church does NOT have a widow ministry.
50% of widows leave their church after their husband’s death.
In our churches, widows are overlooked and underserved.

Stand in the Gap empowers the church to come around widows and support them in practical and emotional ways. Whether hosting regular widows-only social gatherings, providing practical home maintenance education, or facilitating small groups of widows in relationship with each other, Stand in the Gap provides tested and proven methods to help widows adjust to life after loss.

The Bible says Christians are supposed to "defend the widow." In the 21st century, what does that mean?

Widows need someone to help them sort through their emotions and in the process, someone who will cry with them, allow them to express fully their pain and struggles and who will be there for them as they face their crises.

For Jacquelyn, grief and loneliness came in waves, long after her husband’s death. But her community of widows in her church brought new companionship into her life.

Watch Jacquelyn’s Stand in the Gap for Widows video then consider becoming a person of passion for widows and introducing Stand in the Gap to your church.  We will provide our widow ministry took kit to help you and your church “defend the widows” in your community.

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