In Kyrgyzstan, a young woman named Ainura recently called FEBC’s radio station deeply concerned about her daughter. Ainura said her daughter Rayana was extremely depressed, battling suicidal thoughts. FEBC’s broadcasters shared advice over the air, but then went a step further.
Soon after the call, the FEBC broadcasters met with Ainura and her daughter Rayana in-person to pray, give further counseling, and one other thing.
One of our broadcasters named Sophia introduced Rayana to her own daughter, who was close to her age. The two young girls quickly became friends and began talking almost every day.
Because of the counseling and prayers, coupled with a surprising new friendship, Rayana and her mother found outlets to talk about what they were going through. They felt heard and understood, and at the same time, learned more about the love and care that Jesus has for each of them. Now, Rayana no longer has suicidal thoughts.
In Kyrgyzstan, one teenager commits suicide every four days. Many children have alcoholic parents, and face verbal and physical abuse every day. Because of this, FEBC Kyrgyzstan broadcasts focus heavily on repairing broken homes and families, while providing safe outlets for parents and children to find Christian community.
Praise the Lord that Rayana found true hope. Please continue to pray for the millions of other teenagers and families going through similar struggles in Kyrgyzstan.
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