Thursday, March 29, 2012

These Young Girls...

They almost all have at least one.  Sadly, this is not an exaggeration.  Young Lozi girls are in crisis. Unfortunately, it is actually unusual to see a young 15-17 year old girl who does not have a child strapped on her back.  They are some of the youngest mothers that I have ever seen. Sexual promiscuity is rampant among the whole gamut of ages in this culture, so this is not just a problem among young teenagers.  It is just that the young girls are left to raise their children, without any help from the child’s father.  It seems to be a cycle in that these very young mothers were also born to young mothers.  Please pray for purity and chastity among these young Lozi girls.  Proverbs 31:30 (NAS) says, “Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised”.  Pray that these girls will make the countercultural decision to remain virtuous until marriage.  Pray that their desire for love and acceptance will lead them to God, the Father - not into the arms of a young man.  Jeremiah 29:13 (NAS) says, “And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Pray that these girls will find everything they need (and more) in God, the Father.  

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1 comment:

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing a little bit about the people & culture you're living in. I lifted those young girls up just now!