Betsey was born enslaved, around 1798. Her father was probably a white man, and she was separated from her mother at age 6 to serve at a different location. She was enslaved by a pastor’s family, who taught her to read and write, and returned her freedom to her around age 20, when Betsey Stockton gave her life to Jesus. When Ms. Stockton found out a couple she knew was going to Hawaii as missionaries, she asked to join them, becoming the first single missionary woman in recorded history. Google her to find out more!
All throughout history, women have been following Jesus in many creative and powerful ways. This legacy continues at World Renewal, with the women we’ve highlighted this week, and so many more like Jenitha Kumar, continuing to serve in India after her husband passed away from Covid last year, our dog walker missionary who cannot be named due to where she serves, and another woman who teaches persecuted leaders and pastors in the 10/40 window on-line while being a refugee herself. World Renewal is grateful to each one we have the privilege of partnering with. We hope you take some time to thank and appreciate the amazing women in your life today!