On October 11th, we are shining a light for girls in high risk places where She Is Safe works. I hope you’ll be part of this great event.
In the places where She Is Safe works, it is the norm for girls to be abused and exploited. I learned about an 11-year old girl named Laksmi, who was about to be sold. In her village there are no girls over the age of 12 because all have been sold – mostly to the brothels of India. I cherish the girls I know, so I simply couldn’t look the other way. Laksmi’s parents have been convinced by SIS co-workers that she is worth keeping, and they are learning through She Is Safe to generate income by raising and selling other things - vegetables, goats and pigs. Everyone is healthier, the parents can afford to send their children to school – all because they switched their thinking about Laksmi. Now everyone in the village has a brighter future!
October 11 is important because the United Nations has declared it "International Day of the Girl." So She Is Safe is asking those who believe in God's love for at-risk girls to shine the light of hope into the night, donate, network and see how many we can free and equip. Will you join us to make this light shine brightly?
"Hope Shines" is an initiative to spread awareness about the plight of girls around the world and raise funds to free and equip them for a brighter future.
In the weeks leading up to October 11, we will be raising funds for She Is Safe and on the evening of October 11, we will join the voices of others and shine a light into our community! We plan to shine a light by prayer walking along Lakeshore to light the darkness, starting at 8 PM at Burnt Cedar Beach.
Thank you for joining in to shine the light of hope,