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Title:
Forgotten girls : stories of hope and courage
Author:
Strom, Kay Marshall, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
From the Publisher: All over the world, women and girls face starvation, displacement, illiteracy, sexual exploitation and abuse. In fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed are overwhelmingly female. Moved by their plight, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to partner with ministries working to help females and to interview girls in some of the most difficult places in the world. These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people-people like you. These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. The authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads. Our powerful God will help us as we read, speak and pray on their behalf, that the forgotten might become free.
Language:
English
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part 1: Physical Life -- Stand up to the witch: Indonesia -- Beti's story -- 2: Disposable mothers: Tibet -- Sonam's and Pema's stories -- 3: Sacrificed to gods: India -- Sunshine's story -- 4: Not enough girls: North Korea and China -- Si-Un's story -- Step out and take action for physical life change -- Part 2: Educational Life -- 5: Education for AIDS orphans: China -- Mai Lin's story -- 6: Beautiful music from untouchable girls: India -- Anne's story -- 7: Given by the chief: Senegal -- Esmee and Afia's story -- 8: New way: Egypt -- Zahra's and Safia's stories -- Step out and take action for educational life change -- Part 3: Sexual Protection For Life -- 9: Temporary wives in Timbuktu: Mali -- Halima's story -- 10: Kidnapped! Kyrgyzstan -- Meerim's story -- 11: Girls for sale: Nepal -- Nima's story -- 12: Throwaway girls: India -- Poonam's story -- Step out and take action against sexual abuse -- Part 4: Freedom In Life -- 13: Behind prison bars: Pakistan -- Majeeda's and Alira's stories -- 14: Surviving war: Sudan -- Amina's and Khadijah's stories -- 15: Sisters of war: Iraq -- Alina's story -- Step out and take action for freedom in life -- Part 5: Spiritual Life -- 16: Awakening: Iran -- Dorri's and Nahid's stories -- 17: From daughter of a geisha to daughter of the king: Japan -- Yoshi's story -- Step out and take action for spiritual life change -- Conclusion: Looking through eyes of hope -- Appendix: Recommended reading -- Photo credits and descriptions -- Notes.
ISBN:
9780830837311
Format :
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Think of the little girls you know: your daughter, a niece, a friend's child.And then think about this: little girls are tossed away every day.All over the world, women and girls facestarvationdisplacementilliteracysexual exploitationabuseIn fact, statistics show that the world's most oppressed are overwhelmingly female.Moved by their plight, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett took a trip across continents to partner with ministries working to help females and to interview girls in some of the most difficult places in the world.These pages hold those girls' stories: stories of deep pain and suffering, inspiring courage, and incredible hope. They are the stories of girls who have discovered their value in God's eyes, in the midst of cultures that have rejected them. They are stories of rescue and redemption by God working through compassionate people--people like you.These pages might hold pieces of your story as well, as the authors invite you to pray and speak on behalf of the millions of women and girls who still need to know how much they're worth. For each of the five sections of the book--physical suffering, education, sexual protection, prison and war, and spiritual life--the authors provide specific, practical action steps and prayer points that allow you to get involved as God leads.Opening these pages will open your eyes to situations you couldn't imagine, to places you've probably never been and to young girls--not so different from the ones you know--who are dearly loved by God. And our powerful God will help us as we read, speak and pray on their behalf, that the forgotten might become free.


Author Notes

kay Marshail strom is a professional writer who has written more than thirty books, including Horvest of Hope. She now partners with her husband (Daniel Kline) as Kline, Strom International, Inc., and together they have spoken on various topics to well over 100,000 people in more than twenty countries.
Michele Ricket is founder and president of Sisters In Service, an international ministry mobilizing advocates to equip women against poverty, oppression, exploitation and spiritual darkness in the world's hardest places through practical grassroots projects. Together, Strom and Rickett have over thirty years of experience in international ministry and are coauthors of Daughters of Hope


Table of Contents

Beti's StorySonam's and Pema's StoriesSunshine's storySi-un's StoryMai Lin's StoryAnne's StoryEsmee and Afia's StoryZahra's and Safia's StoriesHalima's StoryMeerim's StoryNima's StoryPoonam's StoryMajeeda's and Alira's StoryAmina's and Khadijah's StoriesAlina's StoryDorri's and Nahid's storiesYoshi's Story
Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Introductionp. 7
Part 1 Physical Lifep. 15
Stand Up to the Witch: Indonesiap. 17
2 Disposable Mothers: Tibetp. 22
3 Sacrificed to Gods: Indiap. 27
4 Not Enough Girls: North Korea and Chinap. 33
Step Out and Take Action for Physical Life Changep. 41
Part 2 Educational Lifep. 43
5 Education for AIDS Orphans: Chinap. 47
6 Beautiful Music from Untouchable Girls: Indiap. 53
7 Given by the Chief: Senegalp. 63
8 A New Way: Egyptp. 70
Step Out and Take Action for Educational Life Changep. 76
Part 3 Sexual Protection For Lifep. 79
9 Temporary Wives in Timbuktu: Malip. 83
10 Kidnapped! Kyrgyzstanp. 89
11 Girls for Sale: Nepalp. 94
12 Throwaway Girls: Indiap. 102
Step Out and Take Action Against Sexual Abusep. 107
Part 4 Freedom In Lifep. 109
13 Behind Prison Bars: Pakistanp. 111
14 Surviving War: Sudanp. 116
15 Sisters of War: Iraqp. 121
Step Out and Take Action for Freedom in Lifep. 128
Part 5 Spiritual Lifep. 131
16 An Awakening: Iranp. 135
17 From Daughter of a Geisha to Daughter of the King: Japanp. 141
Step Out and Take Action for Spiritual Life Changep. 150
Conclusion: Looking Through Eyes of Hopep. 152
Appendix: Recommended Readingp. 162
Photo Credits and Descriptionsp. 169
Notesp. 171