Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Can You Answer Her Prayers on Good Friday?
"Please God, lift up my family.
Keep us from hunger and this hard life."– Ainese
Ainese and her daughter, Rachel in Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti. Photo by Debra Rothenberg.
The handmade mother-daughter dresses and Ainese’s sweet smile disguise
her hard life. She and her husband have nine children. The five we met
were curious and happy, but their clothes were torn and dirty; not
everyone has shoes. A pile of rotten fish is the family’s dinner. Rotten
fish is cheaper to buy.
Ainese is one of several women we work with in Côtes-de-Fer who didn’t
know their age. She’s focused on day-to-day survival, making sure her
family has water and food for the next meal. There’s no need to keep
track of weeks, months and years. The concept of a birthday celebration,
even without gifts, doesn’t exist in a family this poor.
Ainese believes God will lift her family out of poverty. With His grace and your support,
we’re giving her the tools she needs to do just that. Women deserve
dignity as they faithfully struggle to provide for the well-being of
their families. Our Mothers Clubs program teaches women like Ainese the
importance of nutrition, healthcare and education. Mothers Club
members learn basic math and are empowered with access to microloans and
support, so they can start their own businesses.