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

Please note: All my writings and comments appear in bold italics in this colour

Monday, 14 August 2017

Faiza Became a Mother Today; Faiza is 13 Years Old

Occasionally, I promote worthwhile NGOs who are, or appear to be doing good work. Please take a minute and read this post.

Faiza is a 13-year-old child; today she became a mother. There are some statements which simply do not belong in the same sentence, or life; “Faiza is a 13-year-old child; today she became a mother.” is a perfect example of two truths which do not belong together.

Last December a soldier in Nuba Mountains, Sudan attacked 12-year-old Faiza, drug her into the bush and raped her multiple times. Make Way Partners saved her life by med-evacing her to our Safe House in Uganda—through the support of her faithful sponsors. 

Labor hit young Faiza fast and hard in the middle of the night. We rushed her to the hospital, and Faiza received expert care within a matter of minutes. The same doctor who successfully delivered Ayak’s beautiful baby, who we’d rescued from a government-sanctioned rape camp in South Sudan, quickly examined Faiza and realized the baby’s head was far too large to pass through her tiny pelvis. He performed an emergency c-section; baby and mother are both physically well.

The hardest work of Make Way Partners is not saving Faiza’s life; it is healing her heart, and helping mother and baby to be able to process their trauma well enough to form a sustainable bond. You can see from these telling pictures, Faiza and baby have a long healing journey ahead.

Thanks to our holistic care network, Faith, Hope, and Love, our ongoing trauma-informed care fed through an exciting partnership with Natural Lifemanship, help and hope are on the way for both mother and child. Helping Faiza to face her story, grieve her great suffering, know the love and care of Christ through people who are willing, able, and trained to walk this hard road alongside child mother and baby are all steps toward helping her to connect with herself, her baby, God, and others—the path of healing. Psychologist commonly state, “Addictions are a disease of disconnection [from ourselves, others, and God]”. We find the same sense of disconnectedness blocks all forms of healing, especially involving trauma.

I will visit Faiza and baby in a couple of weeks. I would love to carry an armload of letters and pictures to Faiza from many of you who have prayed for her through this harrowing journey. Please keep your letters very simple, such as: “I love you.” “I pray for you.” “Here is a picture of me and my baby.” “My baby is grown up now, but I remember how scared I felt when I first became a parent; I couldn’t have done it alone. You are not alone; you are loved.” And such things as this.

Let us make room for this child mother and babe in the Inn of our Hearts, and spend a few minutes writing simple letters of faith, hope, and love. Please have your letters to our headquarters by August 30th. PO Box 459 Chelsea, AL 35043

In order to take life-saving action quickly, emergencies like Faiza often have to be paid for from our General Fund, donations given without designation. In order to ensure we are always able to act quickly to save these vulnerable children, please make regular undesignated donation to Make Way Partners.  

Nuba Mountains, Sudan