President’s Message

3-25-20

We are facing critical times as a nation. There is no greater opportunity for the communities of Faith to serve and minister to the widow.

God has providentially guided us and provided for us over the past few years. This year, He brought four highly qualified widows to our organization. Because these Widow Leaders have personally experienced widowhood, they can understand the widow like no one else. They are living models of restoration, healing and hope. Their experiences have produced in them a depth of compassion that compels them to share with other women who are newly widowed.  

As a result, we are launching them into ministry to the widow, based on 2 Cor. 1:3-4, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement. He encourages us in every trouble, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any trouble, through the very encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God. For just as the sufferings of Messiah overflow into us, so also through Messiah our encouragement overflows” (Tree of Life Version).  

Our Widow Leaders are developing resources to:

  • train mentors to come alongside newer widows
  • develop small groups to provide connection and community for the widow, which assists in emotional healing
  • help form local area groups for socialization and support and
  • host annual large group events to bring us all together.

We are excited for the future!  Our vision is: “Widows serving widows with the love of Christ!” 

Rolland Wright, Founder & President

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Please establish the 844# and a Prayer Line (we may establish hours later, we will need some message especially if it is not 24 hr.)

Welcome Guests and Friends of The Widows Project.

We are glad that you have discovered our community of resources, programs and events designed with the widow in mind.  Here is an overview of what is available to every widow, widows’ group and every widows’ group leader.

We are proud to announce our Widow 2 Widow ministry offerings which include:

Side by Side: a mentorship program led and developed by Deanna Rode.  Widows who have healed from their grief and loss and have a strong faith in Christ may volunteer and become a trained mentor to newer widows.

Healing Together*: a small group ministry being designed by Mary Beth Woll a published author and a licensed professional counselor with Meier Clinics.  This ministry provides ongoing, weekly small group emotional support.   

Widows’ Group Formation: Rebecca Rodda, our director of Widows’ Group Formation & Network, assists leaders of widows’ groups, churches who would like to begin a widows’ group, or a widow who would like to see a group formed in her church. Rebecca currently leads a group of 70 widows in Seattle.

1-844-4WIDOWS Prayer Line* and Intercessors Network:  Led by Linda Smith, this ministry empowers The Widows Project by praying for the widow, herself, and for everything involved in the widows’ ministry.

We hope that you will register with The Widows Project as we offer a lifeline of support and resources for you as a widow, as a leader of widows, as a Church seeking to minister to the widow in your community, as a volunteer or as a business owner who shares our compassion for the widow.  By registering your information, we will be able to keep connected and provide you with the latest information, resources, seminars and events. 

Respectfully, 

Rolland Wright, President & Founder 

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