It is heartbreaking to know that nearly 60 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Papua New Guinea have experienced some form of physical sexual violence. This is almost twice the global average. These affected people are depressed and despairing. A health support group, backed by the UN, is educating young people and supporting survivors of gender-based violence. The outreach work at schools and communities will help cut physical and sexual violence, educate on sexual and reproductive health, and the prevention of sexually transmitted infections. Pray that the clinical and community outreach by the Family Health Association will protect the lives of young girls and help them complete their education. Pray for those rendering the good work and sharing what they have. God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices (The Bible, Hebrews13:16).
Dozens of clinics and support groups are emerging in Thailand for people who are experiencing post-COVID-19 syndrome, or long COVID. The clinics help to treat the ongoing or recurring symptoms while support groups help address mental health side effects. Pray for complete healing and restoration. Praise God that those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint. Pray that everyone in Thailand will encounter the life-giving power of Jesus Christ (The Bible, Isaiah 40:31).