Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Shelter has been open for a couple of months now, and it is by Gods grace that I can say that things are running smoothly. We currently have two girls in the Shelter. Prayer request for both girls is that both will continue to make progress in learning their english.
Our first little girl, Sandiya, is almost 4 years old and the daughter of a "worker" in a red-light district. Her mother gave her up to Shiloh Shelter to prevent her from living a life of prostitution.
This sweet girl, who's name means happy, is two and a half years old. Her mother was property of one of the pimps in the brothel. When we say pimps we are referring to the madams in the red light district who were sold there when they were very young. These Madams are now in their seventies and now know no other way of life. After they can no longer "work" they are put in charge over the younger girls. So when Khushi was born, the hospital let this madam come and take her. But this madam got very sick so our partner used that as an open door to convince her to give Khushi up to their care. This too, by Gods grace, will prevent her from living a life of prostitution.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I’m Shiloh and I’m fourteen. My family moved to India two years ago. The Lord has been forming a vision in my heart over these two years, a “legacy” that I could leave. It is to help the baby girls in the slums of India. Let me explain.
In India, women often abort baby girls due to expense wedding dowries. Dowry is the money, goods, or estate a woman brings to the marriage. The future cost is so great, they just abort the girls.
Here, it is illegal to find out the gender of your baby. Yet, in the alleyways and villages, women will pay for illegal ultrasounds. The frequent outcome is aborted baby girls. When you go to sleep, by the time you wake up, over 200 babies will be aborted here JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE GIRLS! Some estimates are close to one million a year. I want to help.
My vision is to start a safe house where these baby girls can be dropped off instead of being aborted. I know many challenges are ahead so please pray that I will be able to get the right contacts, meet the right people, work out the legalities, and be able to make a difference in these baby girls lives.