The Heartbeat


The ministry of Widows Link is to help widows to CONNECT, DISCOVER AND EMPOWER.

Connect: Widows need to be connected to the Lord and to each other.

Discover: Widows need to discover that the Lord still has a “future and a hope” for them.

Empower: Widows need to know that they are empowered through the Holy Spirit and through the gifts and abilities that the Lord has given them to help to go forward with their life.

Pure and genuine religion before God the Father is that we care for the widows and orphans
— James 1:27

Widows Link is a small group program that connects the widows in the church and the community. After the program is created, Marlene will work with churches in establishing a widow’s ministry for their area. It will begin in Birmingham, AL where the pilot program will be tested.

Leadership will be set up for that area and then she will travel to other areas to help them in starting a ministry for their church. A leadership guide will also be available, along with training seminars. Sectional, state and national widows’ conventions will be held as the ministry grows.

In caring for the widow, we need to connect them and they will be able to help each other with their healing. Together they can be a mighty force in assisting pastors and the ministry of the church while also reaching out to the lost and hurting widows in their community.

...the orphan and the widow who are in your town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
— Deuteronomy 14:29b

The approach of “Widows Link” is centered on church-based small groups that reach out to widows within the church and in the community. Each church will cultivate its own widows group. With more than 11 million widows in the U.S. and an additional 700,000 women losing their husbands each year, this is great area of need within our communities.

Many of them are at the end of their life and need to know Christ and the hope that He can bring to their lives. James 1:27 tells us that, “Pure and genuine religion before God the Father is that we care for the widows and orphans”. Marlene wants to help churches in accomplishing this.

Thank you for your prayer and financial support so together we can obey God’s command to “care for the widows”.