Run by Deepa Singh, wife to Helping Point founder, Bidyuta Singh, the Women’s Empowerment Program serves multiple communities across the states of Andhra-Pradesh and Odisha. Working closely with Helping Point churches, Deepa works to equip women to be leaders in their communities and to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith. She is passionate about sharing the message that all people are of equal value in the sight of God, particularly with those who feel marginalized in society due to the circumstances of their lives. Deepa is gifted in teaching the Bible and sharing about the power of God in her life and in the lives of others.
Women’s Empowerment Programs range from prayer meetings for a small group of pastors’ wives, to large group gatherings of women from multiple villages, to fellowship gatherings for widows. All of these programs have an important role in providing for the needs of the women Helping Point seeks to serve. Through the women’s initiatives, pastors’ wives have the opportunity to share in fellowship and be better equipped to understand and teach the Bible. Women from a variety of villages are able to meet and worship together and receive Biblical teaching, which is especially important in largely illiterate communities. Widows are given a place to share in their grief and to find comfort and help as many face an increased burden of material poverty with the loss of their husband.