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, 15 June 2016

13 Year Old Girl Kidnapped, Raped, Pregnant - Kanya's Story

International Justice Mission

It’s hard to imagine facing horrific violence at age 13, much less find the courage to overcome it. 

But that is Kanya’s (not her real name) story.

Kanya was kidnapped and raped by a worker on her father’s farm. The young man locked her in a room and took away her cell phone. Kanya was utterly alone. 

After several weeks of abuse, Kanya discovered she was pregnant. Only a child herself, Kanya carried the weight of motherhood alone. She had to get out.

Five months pregnant, Kanya escaped. 

She made it back to her family and explained what had happened. Kanya's parents were horrified and wanted justice for their daughter. With the help of their pastor and IJM, Kanya and her parents pressed charges against her abuser. 

When the man offered her money to return to his home, she said “I don’t want your money, I want a new life.”  

Against all odds, Kanya’s abuser was convicted for his crimes.

Today, Kanya is home with her son and attending school with dreams of becoming a clothing designer. 

She recently shared with us, “For my life, I now have new power, and I can see sunshine again. I say ‘thank you God, for a new life for me.”

Because of your gifts, Kanya is safe. But many girls are still in desperate need of a new life. A life free from sexual violence.

IJM - International Justice Mission

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