WE ARE THE REMNANT

Hi my name is Sarah and I am the editor over here. Welcome!!!!!!!

I am a 20 something year old woman just trying to live right through loving Jesus. Originally The Remnant began as a home fellowship it has now evolved into an online blog. Through meeting so many amazing women who shared their love for God, hopes, dreams, tests and testimonies it got me thinking that we as women we are pretty frickken great and there is so much power when we share, encourage, minister and exhalt God. So here it is the blog!
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and we aim to reach you and bless you along this journey called life. Restore some love for sisterhood and help bring freedom and light through these posts. No sin is too great, struggles are universal and God is so GOOD!
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A little note from me: There are so many charities asking for money, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to donate too. After some insightful discussions and research I found that charities like any other organisations is a business. There are admin cost and sometimes the whole donation is not actually given to the cause. Now I don’t think there is anything wrong with that as long as an organisation is honest about exactly where the money goes and that more rather than less actually goes towards helping people directly.

There are certain charities that get all there admin costs covered by investors and this makes 100% of your donation go towards the cause.

There has been a rise in fundraising sites such as Kickstarter, FundMe etc where people can pitch their idea or project and ask for supporters.Chime for Change is a little like that highlights causes concerning women and girls. It has a range of projects that are happening internationally. You can read about the project and also where the money will be going to.

We will be highlighting other organisations that you may like to sponsor. What we do with OUR money is important and sowing it into good ground is important. Blessing others with our money is saying I think you are worth my energy. We work to get money so parting with it is always a personal investment. Let us be givers and sowers and help build the waste places, restore people and use our money to invest in others. Sx

CHIME FOR CHANGE 

Why we care: 
In Nigeria, 40% of children aged 6 -11 are not in school. Girls’ attendance is especially impacted for reasons such as economic hardship and early marriage.

How we’re solving this: 
By providing Nigerian girls with the opportunity to learn academic and life skills that create a brighter future. With your support, we’ll fund essential salaries for three teachers and a social worker, carry out extracurricular sessions on sexual and reproductive health, and train one peer educator. 

Located in the center of Nigeria, the city of Jos is the site of recurring interfaith conflict. Violent clashes have left 2,000 people dead, displaced many more, and disrupted students’ education. In direct response to this crisis, SOS Children’s Villages began working in Jos in 2011. In addition to running a kindergarten and primary school, we’ve helped 421 girls re-enroll in school through our community outreach program.

For this project, our specific goals are to:

  • Educate 187 girls and boys in the SOS Primary School in Jos. We’ll educate both girls and

    boys, as boys are important advocates and allies in empowering girls. 
  • Develop material and hold monthly extracurricular sessions for female students about sexual and reproductive health, students’ rights, and the importance of education.
  • Provide counseling services for female students led by a social worker.
  • Train one peer educator about sexual and reproductive health and life skills development.

Read more about this project here and how to donate: Chime For Change 

Change can happen.

Change can happen.

Equal Pay For Tennis Players - So Why Not Us? Here’s How To Change The Law In 60 Seconds

Wimbledon may be over, but we shouldn’t forget its legacy. No not just Pimms, strawberries and a marathon final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer ..but also small but important victories for feminism too. Because while there’s admittedly something weird about a sport that dictates what colour knickers a professional athlete can wear under her skirt, tennis has something to teach every working woman. And it’s not about what the Williams sisters wear but what they earn.

Equal pay is still shockingly rare in sport. Casey Stoney, the England women’s football captain, pockets less in a year than the men’s captain does in a day. Our women’s national cricket team negotiated a pay rise for winning the Ashes but they still only get the rate for a male junior county player. But tennis isn’t like that. The winner of the Wimbledon women’s finals this month gets exactly the same cheque as the winner of the men’s. And that didn’t happen by accident.

Female tennis players are fairly paid partly because they bring in the big audiences that sponsors love. But it’s also because they’ve fought long and hard for their share.

Take Billie Jean King, who in 1973 took on and beat the male former world number one, Bobby Riggs, over five sets after he repeatedly sniped that women players weren’t as good as men.  Or Martina Navratilova and Monica Seles, who braved public mockery in the 1990s to argue that female players deserved equal pay because their matches were just as exciting as the men’s. Or the then Labour women’s minister, Patricia Hewitt, who back in 2002 first demanded to know why female Wimbledon winners got £39,000 less prize money than the men. So many women kicked off for so long that, seven years ago, Wimbledon was finally embarrassed into coughing up equal prizes. Moral of the story? It’s no good sitting around hoping the pay gap closes itself; and it helps if it’s blindingly obvious, as it was every year the Wimbledon women lifted their trophies, exactly what’s going on.

And that’s where you come in. Here at Grazia we reckon that if bosses had to publish an anonymised breakdown of what they pay male and female staff every year, it would become obvious pretty fast who wasn’t playing fair. Four years ago, parliament actually passed a law requiring large firms to do just that, but it still hasn’t been brought into force. We think it should be. And if you do too, then sign our equal pay petition. Because if 100,000 people sign, then it’s not just a case of sticking your name on something: if 100,000 sign, it automatically triggers a debate about this in parliament. Politicians would have to answer to YOU on the pay gap. And that’s one small but important step to all of us getting what we’re worth.   

To sign our e-petition log on to: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/66032

Women can build stability. We can make peace.
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It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the earth today and be tempted to feel afraid or dismayed. Circumstances may seem overwhelming. Maybe your business is struggling, maybe you lost your job, maybe you’re struggling in a relationship or concerned about the economy. During times like these, it’s important to remember that God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In fact, not only is He with us, He has promised to strengthen us and harden us to difficulties. That means, when tough times come, they just bounce right off of you. You don’t allow your circumstances to steal your peace and joy. You have the attitude that says, “This may be a big problem, but my God is bigger!”

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It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the earth today and be tempted to feel afraid or dismayed. Circumstances may seem overwhelming. Maybe your business is struggling, maybe you lost your job, maybe you’re struggling in a relationship or concerned about the economy. During times like these, it’s important to remember that God has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. In fact, not only is He with us, He has promised to strengthen us and harden us to difficulties. That means, when tough times come, they just bounce right off of you. You don’t allow your circumstances to steal your peace and joy. You have the attitude that says, “This may be a big problem, but my God is bigger!”

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A little note from me: During this series we want to highlight women who were trailblazers. As women we may forget our influence. How we can make a difference in our world in our own special way. Big acts or small acts can bring change, open doors and bless someone or who knows a generation in a real way. Let us not underestimate the power of showing up, speaking up and putting ourselves forward and BEING ourselves.  Beverly Johnson didn’t even think it was a big deal but the world responded and had to discuss race in the fashion industry. Which is still an on going discussion that is happening today but is started something and that is a BIG deal. 

Model agents told her she’d never make it, hairdressers refused to touch her hair and Kodak didn’t even make film that could cope with her skin tone, but somehow 40 years ago Beverly Johnson became the first black woman on the cover of American Vogue.

"You mean there’s never been a woman of colour on the cover of Vogue magazine? Are you kidding me? We’re in the 1970s."

When Beverly Johnson found out that she’d made the August 1974 cover of the fashion bible she was ecstatic - but also outraged to discover she was breaking a racial taboo for the first time.

At 21, she’d only been modelling for a couple of years and didn’t know that her goal - to be on Vogue’s front cover - would put her in the history books.

When the picture hit the newsstands - with Johnson, her hair swept back, wearing an unseasonably warm angora cardigan and Bulgari diamond loop earrings - she started getting calls from newspapers and magazines from all over the world.

"That’s when I knew it was a big deal, when people told me it was a big deal," she says.

"I was interviewed by people from Africa and from Europe. They were saying, ‘It’s about time that America woke up!’ It was just life-changing."

Read the rest of the story here 

Make it happen. Shock everyone.

A five hour ceasefire has been agreed. 

Pray for lasting peace today, pray for protection and restoration. Yes there are militants that they are trying to kill/arrest/stop but the amount of innocent people that are dying daily, can’t live a normal life, whole families and communities being wiped out and also loss of life in this manner is horrible no matter the number but when the number is higher on one side than the other it can also show who has the more power. 

'Girls just want fundamental human rights'
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'Girls just want fundamental human rights'

Women X Action 

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.