WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) – Discussing the real struggles and discrimination women and girls face, and the difference missionaries can make, whether a young girl or old, to rescue the hurting, poor and needy.
Since 2012, the world has celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. According to the United Nations General Assembly, the day was established to shine a spotlight on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”
For far too many girls in the world, the process of growing into womanhood can not only be difficult, but it can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, danger played a role in Waida’s story.
Waida’s Story Begins
Waida was born into a happy family that worked hard to meet their daily needs. Sadly, Waida’s father died when she was young.
Eleven years after her father’s passing, Waida’s mother, Gitu, married a man she met at work. At first, Gitu’s second marriage was a happy one, like her first. However, her new husband’s attitude soon changed.
A Shocking Request
One year after they were married, he admitted he wanted to marry his teenage stepdaughter and asked Gitu to give Waida to him…
Learn more by reading the GFA Special Report: Widows Worldwide Face Tragedy, Discrimination — Some Find Hope to Overcome the Challenges of Widowhood.
Learn more about the Sisters of Compassion, Gospel for Asia’s specialized women missionaries, who have hearts that ache for hurting women and those deemed as poor and needy.
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