I would ask you offer up additional prayers for my friend Araya, only fourteen years of age, who, mere months ago, was taken from her violently abusive father and put in what sounds like a wonderful foster home.
She is struggling with all the challenges of a fourteen year old, including making the transition to high school.
But on top of that, she is going through court hearing after court hearing, with no end in site. Mostly for the conviction of her father, who is facing multiple counts of child rape and molestation, but also because her biological mother who abandon her as a small child, is now fighting for custody of her, something she is terrified of happening.
…She continues to struggle with self inflicted injury and poor self esteem. She was doing good for a while but has told me she’s started cutting herself again.
Also, she just found out she will likely never be able to have children. As the repeated rapes by her father at such an early age have caused significant damage to her ovaries.
Please pray for her, that she may reach a point where she can finally live like a normal child.