Just one moment caused so much to change, living life one way then before you know it your forced to live another way.
Life was bright and felt secure,
Now there’s deep pain and sorrow to endure.
Please come back hearts are broken,
You might be gone but your never forgotten.
This post is in remembrance of the 3 young boys were tragically killed in Medina last week. On the eve of Mothers Day 2 young boys were shot dead in the main square of the town, anytime of year is an awful time for a family to loose a loved one but for their mothers to mourn and have to endure their sons funeral on Mothers Days must of been heartbreaking even more so.
Many of our girls lives have been turned upside down by this tragic event, one girl especially as one of the boys was her brother and now she has been forced to move to another town 4 hours away for the sake of her own life and safety. Many of our girls had grown up with the boys and knew the boys well so have struggled with their loss along with the boys sister. Its been heartbreaking to see the girls experience such grief and pain but also encouraging to see how they have supported and comforted one another.
The repercussions from the weekends event has caused the gang rivalry and turf war in Medina to be more apparent than ever before, people are hurting and want revenge. Another young boy was shot dead on Monday last week, gun shots have been going off at the girls school and some of our girls and staff have received death threats because of where they live which understandably causing them to fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones.
We’ve worked so hard in The Pink House to create a sense of equality and community cohesion among the girls and a time like this can undo all the progression we’ve made. Many of our girls have stopped attending The Pink House and the animosity among the girls from different community’s has resurfaced.
Please pray we can regain unity among the girls and that the turf war and violence in the town will not stop the girls attending, also pray for all our girls and their families who are currently grieving and for the protection of our girls and staff at The Pink House and that light will come and break forth into this darkness, no more lives lost and no more hearts broken.
Thanks for your continual support and prayers