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Tuesday, 10th October 2023

Bible Reading: Isaiah 43: 2-3

Memory Verse: The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9: 9-10 (NLT)

Terry Gobanga shared her true life story. “My fiance, Harry, and I were very excited – we were getting married in Nairobi and I had rented a beautiful dress. But the night before the wedding I realized that I had some of Harry’s clothes, including his cravat. He couldn’t show up without a tie, so a friend who had stayed the night offered to take it to him first thing in the morning. We got up at dawn and I walked her to the bus station.

As I was making my way back home, I walked past a guy sitting on the bonnet of a car – suddenly he grabbed me from behind and dumped me in the back seat. There were two more men inside, and they drove off. It all happened in a fraction of a second. A piece of cloth was stuffed in my mouth. I was kicking and hitting out and trying to scream.

When I managed to push the gag out, I screamed: “It’s my wedding day!” That was when I got the first blow. One of the men told me to “co-operate or you will die”. The men took turns to rape me. I felt sure I was going to die, but I was still fighting for my life, so when one of the men took the gag out of my mouth I bit his manhood.

He screamed in pain and one of them stabbed me in the stomach. Then they opened the door and threw me out of the moving car.  I was miles from home, outside Nairobi. More than six hours had passed since I had been abducted. A child saw me being thrown out and called her grandmother. People came running.

When the police came they tried to get a pulse, but no-one could. Thinking I was dead, they wrapped me in a blanket and started to take me to the mortuary. But on the way there, I choked on the blanket and coughed. The policeman said: “She’s alive?” And he turned the car around and drove me to the biggest government hospital in Kenya.  I arrived in great shock, murmuring incoherently.

My heart goes out to many who have been a victim of rape. Hear me: You are not alone. There are people who have walked down that painful lane just like you are. Don’t keep silent. Ask for help. Imagine you bottle up a cankerworm in your belly for too long. It destroys the more. There is hope for you. 

QuoteYour pain is the badge of the testament of your future honour. Let God use it. 

Prophetic Decree: Not all negative things are demonic but all demonic things are negative. All things work together for our good.

Prayer Focus

1. Heal my pain O Lord, and I shall be healed.

2. O Lord, please deliver me from the mental torture of (rape, jilt, guilt, self-condemnation), in Jesus name.

3. Wisdom to navigate life, O Lord, bestow upon me in Jesus name.

4. Balm of Gilead sooth my pain, in Jesus name.

5. I receive grace to forgive myself, forgive the rapists, and accept the forgiveness of God, in Jesus name.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Matthew 5-7

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