I am a midwife, mother, and George W. Truett Seminary graduate. During my seminary training, I came to see that these brave 1st century women were instrumental in hiding the church and sending it into the Christian era. These brave women not only inspired me, but reminded me of the women I had helped during pregnancy and birth. The endurance and fortitude of these church founders would advance the message of salvation through Christ. Their courage enabled the missionary efforts of the Apostle Paul.