There are so many obstacles between these girls and brighter future. Pray for their health and their families, pray for their schooling and their siblings, and most of all pray that they come to know and love Christ in the midst of a Muslim-dominated society.
These are just some of the girls who need prayer. Use their photos as a visual reminder of the lives you are touching as you pray.
“Sometime a problem shared is more important than a problem solved.”
In your small group, family, or community group try having a “share” night. Set aside a time for everyone to share how they have been hurt, or how their lives are broken, with the promise that no one will try and fix them, only love them. You might be surprised at the results!
At the end of the night, be sure to share the story of the Duaripara Family Project and how they share their burdens. Remember Galatians 6:2. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Feel free to write in with your experience! Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meena is a cartoon character produced by UNICEF. She is a young, Southeast Asian girl who faces discrimination and poverty common to her region. Meena is very popular in Duaripara, and can be a great way to learn more about daily injustice, as well as talk to your kids about global issues. Find an entire series of English translations here.
Note: while designed to be child-friendly, please be aware that serious issues like early marriage, disease, and child labor are addressed.