Hands and house

Hands and house

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Because girls are worth it...

   My sister-in-law sent me information about this program that a friend of hers has started in the Dominican Republic...and it is a beautiful thing! They work to get girls off the streets and into school. This is what their website says about the impact of changing the lives of girls...

“Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads.” When given access to quality education, health care and a support system the trajectory of her life can be forever changed. By the age of ten, girls living in poverty have reached an age that the price of a bad choice is too high to make a mistake.
We are determined to walk alongside these girls encouraging them to listen to the still small voice of a very big God who has divine plans for their future. We are committed to loving them in every decision, weeping with them in their sadness and rejoicing with them in their gladness. We long to hold the hands of their parents so that their girls will not be sold to the highest bidder.
This is our heart’s work. God planted this dream deep in our souls many years ago and we believe this is the year. We will begin with twenty girls, but only God knows where we’ll end up. Funding and facility seem like impossible mountains to overcome, but we are encouraged that in our weakness, God shows His power and might.
Join us in prayer as we “roar” against the generations of bondage and sexual perversion. What was meant for dead, we are claiming as life—full of promise and Hope."

The program is called New Hope

you can watch the video to find out more

and check out their website

I love seeing how others have jumped in where the Lord has led them and how much new hope and life comes from the obedience of a few.

“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people."
1 Peter 2:15

1 comment:

TanyaLea said...

WOW! Thank you for sharing, Shannon. There is SO much need in this world. I pray God continues to burden my heart (and the hearts of my family) with those things that burden His! What a wonderful program, built on "faith in action" ...can't wait to see what God does with this!


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