A Christian agency builds hope for young girls in Zambia.

By November 1, 2004

Zambia (MNN)–Village girls who want an education in Zambia face teen pregnancy, HIV, or flunking out of their classes. Teen Missions International’s Bob Bland said by request of one headmaster, they built a special dorm for girls who wanted to continue their education. In the year since then, the growth has led to another request. “They’ve asked us to build more because they’ve got more girls coming in. Whereas we thought that maybe half of those might flunk out, none of them flunked out, and so they’re still going to be in school, but we have 50 more that want to come in.” Bland says what’s more exciting is what has been born out of this effort. “Out of the 67 girls, every one of them has accepted Christ as their personal Savior. We see it as an opportunity to really not only win people to Christ, but also to strengthen them in the Lord and see these girls have an education.”

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