Free to Live
Girls who have been rescued from situations of human trafficking, and who have experienced sexual and physical abuse are living in state-run and private shelters. The Bible Society of Guatemala have set up the ‘Free to Live’ project to reach out to and help the girls living in these homes.
Girls who are living in these homes may have been abused by a family member or exploited by an employer. All will have been made to do something against their will. Some will come to the shelters without ever having experienced genuine love and care from anyone. Girls as young as ten years old may be struggling with pregnancy, and teenagers will have been made to believe that they are worthless.
‘Free to Live’ provides weekly sessions for the girls to learn about Jesus, engage with the Bible, and discover how they can deal with their past and present trauma and move into a new life with Christ. Facilitators of ‘Free to Live’ groups are trained to work with these girls and help them come to a place of healing and forgiveness.
‘Free to Live’ is using God’s Word to speak truth into the lives of girls who have only experienced lies. The healing that is discovered through the weekly sessions and support of the volunteers is having a huge impact on the lives of girls who couldn’t see any light in their futures.