Tonight we had our final meeting before the big start of “Beautiful Me” tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, with 12 new girls and their mothers, ranging from ages 10-12 (tweens, as a book I’m reading calls them). These girls come from vary diverse backgrounds. Some are “housegirls” brought from villages to work in the city, and their “mothers” are the ladies of the house where they’re working. (This is a very common practice and, in some cases, even expected.) Some of them are granddaughters who are living with their grandmothers. A couple are orphans who will come with an Aunty, older sister, or grandmother. We have girls who read far beyond their grade level and girls who can’t read or speak English at all. We have mothers who speak Hausa and their mother tongue, but don’t read and mothers who are highly educated and speak multiple languages, including English. As leaders we said we are “excited” and “hopeful.”
Please pray that in this year (we have the program 1x a month), these girls will believe and be sure of these statements:
I am beautiful,
I am created and loved by God,
I am made to love God, myself, and my mother/daughter,
God makes me pure in Jesus and I can live pure in Him.
|I have had many opportunities to know these girls through Bibles study and literacy classes.|
|Because of Daso, I get to be a "mommy" and be challenged to love my daughter well in her tween years!|
|On the right, Miracle looks unsure, but in reality she is vibrant and delightful!|
|Nandir visits our home regularly and always brings with her extra doses of energy.|
Thank you for praying. We know God can do anything, and we are believing him for some miracles tomorrow!