Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Silvia

My heart wouldn't let me continue blogging about other things until I wrote about Silvia, a girl I met at the migrant camp.  She is 8 years old, and was holding my hand, on my back, or helping me work the entire time that I was at the camp.  Felipe, our DTS leader, had told me that it is very common in these types of communities that the fathers sexually abuse their children.  The mothers let it happen because the fathers bring home the food to eat, so they can do whatever they want. 

I tried to feel out if that was happening in Silvia's family, and it didn't take long to figure out that she is being abused by her dad.  I had the opportunity to talk about Jesus with her, and share with her that Jesus would always be with her and never leave her.  I told her that if she ever needed help, to call out for Jesus to help her, and he always would. 

In the coming days, weeks, and months, I will be praying for Silvia, and I invite you to do the same.  I believe that God allows children to mark our hearts, so that we will stand in the gap for them and for their future. 

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