Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day 1: Medellin, Colombia

Hi Everyone,

The Seven Glimpses of Hope Video Project has officially started. Read more about the project here.

I'm cross-posting these videos and I've taken an excerpt from the blog and posted below but I encourage you to visit the site yourself. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about going. But as Romans 8: 28-31 says, "If God is with us, who can be against us?"

Nearly 3 weeks ago, Open Arms took in 12 pregnant girls between the ages of 12 and 17. OAF provided all the necessities these girls needed, providing them with food, clothing, a place to sleep and support throughout their whole pregnancy. Some of the girls have already had babies before, and OAF has taken those babies in as well and cared for them while the mothers start the process of being restored.

Also, yesterday in one of the barrios (poor neighborhoods), the guerrillas started taking children (boys and girls) from their homes to fight in their war or to work as prostitutes. One story just yesterday was of a young girl who fled to Open Arms’ downtown center for safety. OAF is working to find her a safe home, because the guerrillas have threatened if she came back that she would be killed.

Day 1 - Medellin, Colombia from Open Arms Foundation on Vimeo.

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