Tender Treasure :: The Vulnerable Children Of Mbonisweni

1:02 AM

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As I sat in our Monday morning staff meeting, after just coming back from Cape Town, I was horrified to hear the news. Yet another little girl was raped and murdered in Mbonisweni. When will it stop? When can little girls and other vulnerable children be able to roam around safely and sleep peacefully at night without the fear of being violated?

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Justice was taken into the hands of the people as they burned down the man's house who is accused of this crime. As one of our interns watched helplessly, the only thing he knew to do was call the police. I pray justice is served.

sweet girl

I get so angry and sad when I hear this news. A whole mix of emotions and feeling helpless to do something physically. Yet one of the most powerful things I can do is pray. As our staff walk the streets of Mbonisweni today reading out Scriptures, speaking out the name of Jesus, and praising Him, would you join us right where you are?

  • Pray against the violence and awful crimes that are being committed in these communities, particularly today for Mbonisweni.
  • Pray for the vulnerable children that God would keep them safe from this evil.
  • Pray that God would bring justice. People taking it into their own hands is just going to cause more violence. We need to see God intervene!
Thank you for your prayers!

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  1. That is terrible, Jen. Praying for God's intervention and for open doors for you to minister.

  2. Horrible. It is so sickenin that there would be people willing to hurt a woman that way, much more a little girl.

    Praying for you right now, may you be a help to that little one.

  3. Hi Jen! Fun to meet a fellow blogger and someone with a heart for the world...I love your knitted things! I have got to learn to read patterns...right now, i just knit and seriously have no idea what I'm doing! They keep turning out all right, but I know if I learned, I would improve! God bless your sweet family!

  4. This post has touched my heart and I will pray.

    I love your pictures and the ones in this post...but the little girl in the tan sweater...oh my!!! All the children are precious but there is something in this girls eyes that speaks me.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures and the prayer needs.

  5. Jen, Just read this and my heart is broken....I am praying with you and the rest of your team. Your blogs about the children and the ministry touch my heart each time I read them. My heart breaks for the children of South Africa....Thanks for all that you are doing.


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