Every little girl has a dream; a dream of one day growing up, of having a career, of finding a husband that will treat her with love and respect. She dreams of forming her own family, of having her own home and finding security. But many women in Africa never get that chance. Their dreams are stolen from them at a very young age, and their future is decided for them by people in their lives who do not value them. Many girls often don’t get a chance to go to school, let alone finish their education. As they grow, they become dependent on the men in their lives. They usually don’t own property and have no access to financial resources. Many of them are never given the opportunity to develop, to excel and to become leaders. Poverty, war, disease, and abandonment rob millions of African women of hope and dignity.
Experience their journey through vivid narration and beautiful imagery in Return to Dignity, the soon to be released book by Watoto Co-founder and Living Hope Founder, Marilyn Skinner. It chronicles the life-giving stories of transformation of women once scarred by war, disease, poverty... Now living a life of hope, dignity and purpose.
Says Holly Wagner, Pastor: Oasis Church, Los Angeles (California, USA): “I went through so many emotions as I read Return to Dignity... Sorrow, anger, sadness and ultimately joy. I couldn’t put this book down. The stories of these women who overcame seemingly insurmountable odds will capture your heart, and inspire you. This is a book that needed to be written. This is a book that not only tells hard-to-believe stories of capture and abuse, but also tells of rescue, hope and restoration. You won’t be the same after you read it.
Look out for this inspiring book.