all that I am, and so much more.
THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN // MNMR WMNS CONF 2018
THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN Tote Bag
With your purchase of a THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN tote, you will also gift another tote to a woman in Myanmar. Your support and generosity will touch the hearts and lives of these women who will be able to use this tote daily. The tote will serve as a regular reminder of how much the women in Myanmar are valued and the influence they have on those around them. Totes printed by Mesa Made in Costa Mesa, CA.
PRICE: $25.00 (one for you + one for a woman in myanmar)
SHIPPING: $5.00 flat fee / FREE PICK UP
** please indicate in the notes:
1) the quantity
2) if you would like your tote shipped OR IF YOU WILL pick it up at one of our free pick up locations: Cottonwood Church, Los Alamitos / FLDWRK, Costa Mesa.
Meet The Team
Partnering with women in Myanmar, helping them realize their precious worth and unique gifts and talents, and encouraging them to step into the fullness of what God has called them to be. We will be hosting a 3-day women's conference where the ladies will receive spiritual encouragement and practical tools that will carry a lasting impact. While also fostering a healthy community of empowered women who support one another and make a positive dynamic difference in other women's lives.
Where Are We Going? We will be traveling over 8,000 miles to Love Children's Home Orphanage located in the Hmawbi Township of Yangon, Myanmar.
What Are The Dates? August 28th - September 7th, 2018
Who Will We Be Working With? The Love Children's Home Orphanage network consists of 12 homes that care for over 500 children from all over Myanmar. Each of these homes have mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends who truly are the heart and soul of the network. Some of these women grew up as orphans in the network themselves. They've dedicated their lives to care for and nurture hundreds of orphaned children. They cook, clean, help with homework, wipe tears, teach, pray, plant vegetable gardens, sew, mentor, sacrifice, and love with their whole beings. Their strength is unmatched. For a few days, we will be able to give these ladies some time to gather together and be refreshed. Additionally, there are missionaries, teachers, leaders, college students, widows, and women in the local village that will be attending the conference. Last year, we had approximately 150 women in attendance.
Where In The World Is Myanmar?
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar borders 5 other countries and 2 bodies of water — China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, the Andaman Sea, and the Bay of Bengal.
Yangon (ရန်ကုန်), located in the lower part of Myanmar, is the country's largest city with with a population of 5.21 million (United Nations, 2014). It is the most important commercial centre of Myanmar and holds the famous golden Shwedagon Paya, the largest Buddhist pagoda in the world.
Intro To Myanmar
Myanmar, also commonly known as Burma, has an estimated population of 51.4 million, consisting of diverse ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages and dialects. Myanmar was occupied by British in 1885 and gained Independence in 1948. The nation was under the rule of an oppressive military junta from 1962–2011. Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar's first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015. Myanmar is an agricultural country, and the agriculture sector is the backbone of its economy. The agriculture sector contributes to 37.8% of GDP, accounts for 25-30% of total export earnings, and employs 70% of the labor force. Myanmar is ranked 150 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index and poverty levels are at an estimated 26% of the population. Poverty is twice as high in rural areas where 70% of the population lives.
Population: Approximately 51.4 million
Primary Language: Burmese
Primary Religion: Buddhism
Capital: Nay Pyi Taw
National Sport: Chinlone
Major Ethinc Groups: Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan, and Bamar (the dominant group, nearly 70% of the population)