Child Development Foundation. We will be here two days a week from 10-4 providing counseling services. Since the bulk of clients will be women and children I will be sitting in on the sessions.
We did this in Russia too. It began when a woman asked to see Tom for therapy. At the time I was not yet comfortable translating so we hired someone... a man. She did not want to be in a room alone with two men so she asked me to sit in. I was her security blanket. Over the course of time I was able to serve as Tom's translator but my true role didn't change. Oftentimes tearful women would reach for my hand and we would sit on the couch together facing Tom.
So here we are again. I am by Tom's side to provide a measure of comfort and safety to those women and girls who may not feel at ease pouring their heart out to man. Tom called me a paraclete. A helper. I marvel at the process. Tom is able to see and hear into things that are said or unsaid and through time healing comes.
Would you pray for us in this new endeavor?
Pray for families who are in pain.
Pray for the women and children who feel no hope.
Pray for those still trapped in sexual slavery.
Pray for the exploited as well as the exploiter.
Pray for justice.
Pray for healing.