Until recently, the three girls on the far left lived on the street nearby the government housing you see here. Originally, we mistook the smallest of the girls, Elgin as a boy. You may have noticed in earlier posts that Jasmine, Jesalyn and Jesabel all have their hair cut close to the neck as well. It is a meager attempt at controlling the head lice.
When they first showed up at our door we had turned Margie’s family away. We are in violation of our lease because there are 22 of us living in a 3 bedroom house. By God’s grace, we were able to do some creative management to bring the girls after all. When we visited them we learned that their neighbor, the man that slept next to them on the street, was molesting them sexually and that their father was too drunk to defend them. Their mother also lives on the street.
Please pray for Margie’s twin brother, Noel. He prefers his independence. He works all day in the junkyard collecting plastic and iron for a living at the tender age of 13.
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