Our partners in Moldova, ‘Beginning of Life’ provide education and awareness sessions to prevent vulnerable young people becoming victims to human trafficking.
The founder of Beginning of Life, Yulia and the restoration programme coordinator Irina are taking on the epic challenge this September to climb to the top of Machu Picchu in Peru. The aim of the climb is to raise awareness of human trafficking and to give a voice to the women and children who suffer from sexual exploitation in Moldova and all over the world. We also hope that the trek will raise funds for the work of Beginning of Life.
If you would like to donate to Yulia and Irina, visit http://give.fivetwo.org/give.bol.md/freedomchallenge
And to keep up to date with the climb, follow their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/freedomchallenge.bol17/
Our partners in Siyabuswa, South Africa run Grace Christian Private School which caters for 48 orphans and vulnerable children.
Due to the generous donations of supporters like you, the school is able to provide free education to all of the children including school supplies, such as text books and stationery. They also provide food and accommodation for a handful of the children.
Recent funding has allowed the school to makes some much needed improvements to the building. New bathrooms have been fitted with soap dispenser, hand driers and toilet paper to ensure a better standard of living conditions for those attending.
Hope for Africa also run the widow’s centre which supports women who are struggling alone to support themselves and their families. The centre provides a place of community and support for the widows as well as resources such as meal packs.
The widow’s centre building is still being completed but resources are short. Please join us in praying for God to provide the resources required to complete this building project and to enable the ministry to provide further to support to those in need.
Miri lives in Albania and goes to one of the churches run by our partner ministry in this area. Miri turned away from the church for a while, and when he returned he said that believing in Jesus had most likely saved his life.
“Believing in Jesus most likely saved my life, because if I hadn’t trusted in Him, I would have probably joined the fighting in ISIS.”
Miri’s parents are faithful to their Islamic heritage and their family tradition takes them to one of the Islamic holy sites once a year. Miri recently told his parents that he couldn’t go with them because he believed in the true God, who couldn’t be confined to a holy site. “God is everywhere” he said. Although his parents accepted Miri’s decision, his father was adamant that they are Islamic and need to continue believing what they always have.
A little after, Miri’s mother fell ill with acute abdominal pains. Miri offered to pray for her and when he did, her pain stopped immediately. He also prayed for his father when he was hospitalised by a stroke. When his father returned home, he told friends that the only reason he survived and was improving was because of Jesus.
Miri’s faith is growing stronger as he sees more of what God can do, and his faith is spreading among his family. Miri is a great example of why the ministry in Albania is so important in sharing God’s love to those who are lost. Please pray for the continued work of this ministry and for Miri and his parents.
You can give to WorldShare’s general fund or specifically to one of our ministry partners who you can learn about here: www.worldshare.org.uk/where-we-work
Or another way to give is through buying one of our Freedom Gifts – a range of alternative charity gifts, perfect for Christmas presents!
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