In 2020 so much of life as we know it has changed or stopped!
And even as life slowly starts to return, with summer holidays ventured and wedding ceremonies allowed, the return of the virus in other countries and local settings has seen quarantines swiftly re-imposed. This reminds us that the impacts of this terrible disease have sadly not gone away.
Summer typically brings lots of families and friends together to celebrate the nuptials of our nearest and dearest. But this year many couples have chosen to postpone their plans until ceremonies can include all their guests and everyone can celebrate together.
Horrifically in other parts of the world, marriage – if you can call it that, is on the increase.
“Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 (NIV)
So, please join with us in prayer this month as we lament the pain and injustice yet seek protection for children like Martha (below). Where forced child marriage threatens her future and her life.