Sharing the need, bearing the need

After 14 year old Dominga was raped by a neighbor, her rapist warned her not to tell anyone what had happened. Even after having her life threatened, Dominga knew she needed to tell someone after finding out she was pregnant. She shared her need for a secure home for her and her soon arriving baby. Her and her family needed more room. They were currently living in a home made of tin and mud, with 9 people sleeping on two beds, and adding baby Maria meant her dad sleeping on the ground outside.

Dominga and her baby Maria.

Dominga first shared her needs with neighbors and friends, and then a local Guatemalan ministry connected with Buy One Build One to make a change for Dominga. God’s word instructs us to bear one another’s burdens, to share the load, and to meet one another’s needs. Dominga and her two-month-old daughter now sleep in their own bed under a roof that doesn’t leak behind a door that can be locked.


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