Africa

Petals of Hope

Rescuing and bringing Liberian girls into the light and love of Jesus

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About This Cause

Muslim culture in Liberia considers women the property of men. First a woman is her father’s property, then her husband’s. Girls are subjected to female genital mutilation. Young ladies trade sexual favors for good grades in school. Predators seek out orphaned girls on the street to sell them into sex trafficking. None of this is seen as unacceptable behavior in Liberian culture.

God is using Beth Weedor as an instrument to redeem the deeply mistreated Liberian girls. As a Liberian and former Muslim, she stands in opposition to this culture where women are devalued, abused, mutilated, and rejected. Beth has started a ministry to girls called Petals of Hope. Petals of Hope will operate safe houses where girls rescued from sex trafficking can live. The girls will blossom as they are rescued, nurtured, and educated. She envisions them becoming beautiful blossoming flowers with hope for a better future.

Currently the elementary school has been built, and Beth is laying the groundwork for the first safe house. The campus will eventually include a kindergarten through twelfth grade school, a library, a cafeteria, two dormitory buildings, an assembly hall, and an administrative building. The entire project is expected to cost about $200,000. She has already met with girls she hopes to rescue and help. Rick Warren said, “God never wastes a hurt.” Beth is proof of this statement. She was rescued from Islam and a culture oppressive to women by coming to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She wants to do the same for girls from Liberia. She needs your prayers and support to make this happen. You can help her make a difference.

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