Praise Report: Child Bride Rescued
Taj Mohammad and his family fled from the fighting in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, nearly four years ago. Ever since, they have been living in a refugee camp. Awful conditions and harsh winters led to debilitating illness. His wife and children became very ill. Unable to care for his ailing family, Mohammad was forced to borrow money from a fellow refugee. He agreed to give his six-year-old daughter away as a bride if he was unable to pay the money. When he did not repay the lender, the lender demanded that Mohammed keep his agreement. Mohammad's young daughter was spared from marrying the 17-year-old son of the lender because of the generosity of an anonymous donor. Some are still skeptical that the girl will be safe for long. However, she is safe for the moment.
Praise God for the generosity of donors who rescued the young Afghan girl (The Bible, Psalm 43:4).
Pray for the continued safety of Afghan girls against this practice of trading them as commodities (The Bible, Proverbs 24:11).
Pray for more Afghans, men and women, to come to know the love and compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ (The Bible, Numbers 14:18).
Ask God to protect Christian Believers and embolden them to share the Gospel (The Bible, Deuteronomy 31:6).
This article originally appeared in the May 2013 Edition of the Win 10/40 Reporter.
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