The question on my mind for several years now. The Mali proverb: “If you help a man, you have helped one person. If you help a woman, you help a whole family.” How to put flesh and bones and an answer on that question . . .
And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a riverside, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshiped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household . . .by beakennedy