1 year like no other
52 weeks of doing life with Christ
366 sunrises offering fresh mercies
293 sunsets replaying life altered by a virus
UFC Women kicked off the year with
1 social media post of
3 words: Courage, dear heart.
God knew our need for the courage He provides.
14 days into March a virus brought the first wave
of uncertainty, anxiety, and grief that still impacts us nearly
42 long weeks later.
The challenges did not paralyze UFC Women.
18 women in leadership completed
2 leadership training events and offered
11 moms’ gatherings,
12 summer events,
8 Bible studies with,
55 small group video calls,
8 weeks in Jude and the memory of
25 verses that concluded online at ufcwomen.blog.
35 women contributed their voices, words, and photos to
310* posts viewed by
6,482** visitors from
66 countries with
2 senior editors guided content and design, while
2 copy editors assisted and
4 Bible study writers crafted the content for
2 weeks in Psalm 120-134 for Easter,
10 sessions discussing In His Image,
68 days of Summer in the Psalms,
31 days of Wisdom in Chaos,
1 month of Believing God in Unwanted Circumstances,
3 weeks of Abiding,
1 week of thankfulness, and
27 days of A Light Dwelling.
The year of ministry wasn’t limited to online platforms.
400 women on our ministry list received
1200 postcards with news and encouragement.
15 meal trains were organized to deliver
161 meals to encourage families in transition.
Countless women showed Jesus’ love to others.
They dropped encouragement cards, flowers,
and small gifts at the doorsteps of their sisters in Christ.
They arranged backyard and porch visits,
walks, hikes, bike rides, and phone calls
to encourage and pray with others,
ran errands for those unable to leave home,
and helped with projects and errands for those in need.
Yes, 2020 was a hard year in many ways,
but it was also a year of abundant blessing
and glimmers of hope to carry us into 2021.
— From the Editors
*By year’s end. **Total as of December 28.