“What’s on your heart for this generation of girls?
As girls, we can step up and stand up for other girls. We are in an environment where criticism comes by easily more than encouragement, let’s build each other up for the greater kingdom of God.
As for a discerning heart for the Lord’s will. I am reminded of the song Hosanna by Hillsong United: “I see a generation, rising up to take their place with selfless praise, I see a near revival stirring as we pray and seek, we’re on our knees.” This is key as in 1 John 5:14–15, it says that “this is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us- whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of Him.” With many more young people discerning God’s will in their career and education choices, we can truly be a generation who seeks after the heart of Jesus. To love and serve his people — especially the poor.”
Above an excerpt from the interview with Kallos Magazine #kallosmag, a Christian Magazine for girls.
This has truly been one of my favourite interviews. Because it fuses together dimensions of faith, mission and vocation. How timely to be asked this question of what’s on my heart for the generation of girls. Through my experiences in PlayMoolah and now Angels of Impact, I am beginning to see the important role that women play in championing, uniting, encouraging and affirming each other. As Emma Watson has been promoting the HeForShe movement, the SheForShe movement is equally critical in the human flourishing of leadership and vocation in our times.
There’s a timely video also that comes to mind by Archbishop William Goh, in the Far east organization leadership series (6:00 minute mark onwards, highly encourage you to listen to the pearls of wisdom), where one of the key tenets of his sharing of servant leadership includes, “Loving oneself.” It’s not the narcissistic type of ego, loving oneself but rather, an authentic love for oneself, where one can build up her self esteem, to have confidence in God and herself, knowing that she is loved, and has the great potential to love herself and others around her. Women struggle so often with self love, because we tear ourselves up, thinking that we are never good enough, but we can be a generation of women who affirm, encourage each other by speaking the truth in a loving, compassionate way, even though sometimes, confrontation is hard, but with courage, becomes a life-giving act of kindness to another.
We are by no means perfect, and as it is said, where “Sin abounds, grace abounds even more.” -Romans 5:12. It’s a work in progress as we journey through this vocation and mission. The foundations of PlayMoolah and now Angels of Impact, has given me a great opportunity to practice the steps to creating a world without poverty in unity with women.
To the wonderful team at Kallos, I just wanted to extend my gratitude and joy for featuring the story of Angels and PlayMoolah, your volunteering spirit for making this a reality to share an alternative narrative from traditional magazines is truly life-giving. May God continue to bless the work of your hands and may the good news be shared among many more young people!
If you’d like to read more about the experience of supporting women led social enterprises through our book Sustainable Impact: How Women are Key to ending Poverty, you can buy a copy of our book at: https://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Impact-Laina-Greene/dp/1543740871
To learn more about PlayMoolah and the incredible work the team is doing
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