About WOW...

WOW – Women for Oppressed Women is a ministry of The Chapel that encourages women of all ages to flourish in the church and beyond – equipping them to imitate Christ and empowering them to be missional. Our missional calls thus far have served the poor and oppressed in Africa, Asia and the Americas through projects that offer life through Jesus Christ and livelihood through special enterprises. Thus far, the Lord has utilized WOW to raise funds exceeding $400,000 for such ventures as:

  • Agricultural microenterprises in Mozambique

  • A safe house for victims of human trafficking

  • A family home and transportation for 25 orphans in Cambodia

  • Microbusinesses to provide income to pastors in Mozambique and Vietnam

  • A transition home for women coming out of incarceration or opiate addiction

  • The provision of clean water in Africa, India, and Mexico

WOW holds two distinctions very close to our hearts: 

We have chosen our orange and purple color scheme carefully and purposefully. Certainly, we think the colors look great together! In reality, though, a lot of thought went into this color choice. Orange represents the rich dirt that is found all over Mozambique. Since WOW originally began in order to launch an agricultural microenterprise for the poor and oppressed women of that country, this color was a way to keep our eyes on the goal. Today, it is a rich reminder of our roots, as well as a representation of the glory of God Almighty. Purple is the color of royalty, and WOW exists to serve the King of kings! Purple reminds WOW that everything we do is for His glory and by His guidance. Without Him, we can do nothing!

We are a sisterhood. Rather than being an independent 501(c)3 with an organizational hierarchy, the women of WOW are all seated together with Christ, serving side-by-side according to each woman’s giftings. Our superior is Christ Himself, and our assignment is to build the Kingdom of God and the body of Christ as He leads.

Our approach is taken straight from the Word of God:

  • We seek Him first (Matthew 6:33)

  • We love one another (John 13:35)

  • We care for the needs of others (Proverbs 19:1

In 2019, WOW has been called to several new missions in Greater Akron. To learn more about those missions, we invite you to visit our Facebook page frequently –  https://www.facebook.com/WomenForOppressedWomen as well as our blog.

Would you like to help spread enthusiasm for the art of journaling? Then please consider hosting one of WOW’s introductory journaling events: Journal, Jam & Java! For more information on that, contact kathie.brown@thechapel.life.