WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) – Discussing the despair of women, and even baby girls, victims of discrimination and acute gender imbalance, and the missionaries who bring hope, healing, and salvation through the grace of God.
At last, the baby began to crown, and with him came the fulfillment of his parents’ wishes. Five years of barrenness, five years of bitter arguments—this baby would put it all in the past. He would bring pride to the family, reap a dowry from his bride and help provide for the family. He would restore his family’s joy.
As the baby took his first breaths, however, something wasn’t right, and hopes built up over the last nine months quickly died away.
Mayuri and Rafat’s little boy turned out to be a little girl—and that was nothing to celebrate.
Drunken Father Abuses Family, Steals Wages
Five years earlier, Mayuri’s hope hadn’t been for a baby boy but for a harmonious family life. While Mayuri’s father, Ekaling, spent his days drinking, gambling and chasing after women, Mayuri went to work every day with her mother, Olimani. Together, they earned enough to feed the family of five—except for when Ekaling demanded their wages.
If Mayuri and Olimani refused, Ekaling would beat them. Sometimes, he’d beat Olimani without any excuse…
Learn more by reading the GFA Special Report: 100 Million Missing Women — and the Aftermath of Acute Gender Imbalance.
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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