Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

7600 Girls Under 15 Become Child Brides Everyday - Video

40,000 girls become child brides every single day
- 7600 of them are under the age of 15.

Below is a 20 minute video by  two journalists who investigated this phenomena across south Asia and Africa. They were surprised at the complexity of the issue as they discovered aspects of child marriages they did not expect. 

Child brides are more prevalent in Muslim countries, but are also to be found in large numbers in Buddhist, Hindu, and Christian societies. In most countries it is against the law, but there is little that authorities can do to rectify the situation without making life even worse for some of the girls.

Please take a few minutes to get an understanding of this dreadful problem and the difficulty in bringing it to an end.

Then pray!

Further reading:

National Geographic Takes Startling Look at Child Brides

Child Bride Murders Groom and 3 of his Friends

Legally Married Child Brides are OK with Home Office

Malawi Outlaws Child Brides

At Least 33% of Turkish Marriages Involve Underage Brides

Child Brides - A Great Video

Child Brides Sometimes Tolerated in Nordic Asylum Centers Despite Bans

Villages Lead the Way to Stopping Child Marriage

Why Child Brides Will Always Be with Us
        “Bangladesh lowers minimum age for marriage to accord more closely with Sharia”

Law Failing to Protect Child Brides