April is Child Abuse Prevention Month – What will your church do? | Texas

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HARLINGEN, Texas, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The last Sunday in April is called Blue Sunday. Blue Sunday is the day churches across the country agree to pray for abused children. We pray because abused children should not have to pray alone.

Who: The religious community

What: A day to pray for the millions of victims of child abuse and for those who save them.

Where: Churches across our country

When: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Why: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. It all started when a report of abused and neglected children came to the attention of President Ronald Reagan in 1983. Sadly, since that first Child Abuse Prevention Month, the number of abuse victims has risen from half a million children to more than six million new cases of child abuse, as well as 1,600 child abuse-related deaths each year.

One is too many.

Community of faith, we must face the facts:

  • One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
  • Most incidents of child abuse are drug and alcohol related.
  • Within a year of leaving the foster care system, 66% of victims will be homeless, in prison or dead.
  • There are over 100,000 children awaiting adoption in the United States.

How to pray for abused children on Blue Sunday:

  1. Pray for them to be saved
  2. Pray they are placed with caring people
  3. Pray that their minds and bodies may heal
  4. Pray for them to find hope
  5. Pray for those who save them

Let’s pray, educate and volunteer until black and blue are just colors in a child’s box of crayons.

Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative is dedicated to helping communities reach abused children and support those who rescue them. We are a faith-based 501c3 non-profit organization.

To register and for free church bulletins, videos and Happy Family materials, visit www.bluesunday.org.

For more information contact Blue Sunday 956-299-0564 www.bluesunday.org

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