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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Friday, 3 October 2014

Somalia Activist Safia Abdi Haase gets Norway Medal for Fight Against FGM

Female genital mutilation is commonplace in parts of Africa and the Middle East
A Somali-born campaigner against female genital mutilation (FGM), Safia Abdi Haase, has become the first African to be knighted in Norway.

FGM is an insane procedure often performed without anesthetic and in less than sterile conditions. It's incredibly painful and physically scars the girl for life and, most likely, psychologically scars her as well. 

It is a cultural tradition common to both Islam and Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa. One has to wonder if they think God erred in His designing girls, that they have to fix His work. What blasphemy! 

It's part of the 3:15 PM prayer module above. Please pray for an end to this barbaric procedure.

Ms Haase received the order of St Olav at the Royal Palace in Oslo for her work for women and children.

She fled Somalia for Norway with her three daughters in 1992.

Herself a victim of domestic abuse and female genital mutilation, she told the BBC that her campaigning came directly from her experience.
"I have been a victim of all types of violence and my fight against this violence is using my own story," she said.

As well as genital mutilation, forced marriage, domestic violence and poverty, she said she had endured trafficking.

"I had to use my own body so that I could come out of Africa to come to Europe to give my three daughters life without violence," she said.

Ms Haase had no formal education when she arrived in Norway. She put herself through primary and secondary schools, eventually obtaining a university degree in nursing.

Working with Norwegian charity Amathea, she became a passionate campaigner against FGM.
She has helped formulate the Norwegian government's action plan against FGM and is regarded as an ambassador in the drive to combat violence against women.

She also works on a national board to combat racism and promote understanding between different cultures.

God bless you, Safia.