Friday, October 19, 2012

Domestic Violence

I am at a Missions Conference and this evening attended a talk on how a particulary ministry is helping women cope. The speaker lives in a place where 80% of women can expect to experience domestic violence sometime during their lives.

The women of a Baptist church there felt called to help their despairing sisters. The men of their church told them to just preach the gospel and bring the women into the church. The women had other ideas. They birthed a ministry that has now rescued 120 women and their children from horrific situations. Situations in which they were subject to rape, enslavement, and beatings. One woman was hung from the ceiling by a dog collar until she was unconscious. When she woke up, she was beaten.

It is mind boggling to think that such things go on and that many turn a blind eye.

It is inspiring to know that, in Jesus name, there are women working hard to end the fear and horror.

I ask you to pray for these women -- the victims and the rescuers -- and the missionaries who help.

Here is one place of refuge -- Deborah's Home.

Are you aware of any ministries that work against Domestic Violence?

My blog site is currently a "work in progress." I am playing with the look, reducing the amount of advertising and consolidating the labels so that things are easier to find. Comments and suggestions welcome. Look for changes over the next few weeks.

This is my eighteenth post for the October 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge. I'm trying for 31 posts in 31 days, plus commenting on two posts by other people every day. 

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