Daily Topic for September 19, 2011

Genesis 2:18
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Once again we see God’s purposes before the introduction of sin. Men and women were intended to be together in a long-term relationship based on commitment, love, and mutual help. In today’s world there is prostitution, even of small children. This is not what God intended. Ministries like the Lighthouse Project are attempts to give a decent life and a glimpse of God’s Kingdom to children and young women who are being exploited.

Pray for the Muslims and Hindus of Nepal to understand the value of God’s ways, when they observe what the Lighthouse Project is doing for those who have been oppressed by prostitution.

Badhai People

by JS

The little girl had a forlorn and vacant gaze in her eyes. She spoke not a word as she sat at the table with the other children, but she watched their every move as they giggled and ate the simple meal before them. She was new; it was her first day at the Lighthouse. She had just been rescued from a life of prostitution in one of Nepal’s cities. She was originally from a Badhai village where the main source of income is from the prostitution of women and children.

About 3100 Badhai people live in Nepal. They are Muslim, and the men are noted for their carpentry skills. They can copy just about anything in wood, but their vocation, unfortunately, is not what sustains them; rather they depend on prostitution.
Global Compassion’s Lighthouse Project in Surkhet, Nepal, provides safe drinking water, food, education, accommodation and rehabilitation for abandoned and abused street children. Lighthouse attempts to eventually reintegrate them into the community with self-supporting skills. It also provides for medical screening and outreach services in local Badhai villages. Because of overcrowding, the Lighthouse has had to turn away many children, but recent fund-raising events have enabled them to buy land to build a larger facility.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net

Pray that the Lord will manifest His love with miracles so that the Badhai people will have the assurance that He is the one true God.

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