Digging Deep


Please pray for the safety of children who work in hazardous conditions. Please pray for these children to have a better future.

First born in a family five, Yohane wakes up at six in the morning to start an eight-hour day of painful digging in a small-scale gold mining operation.  

Yohane says, "We don't have food and we don't rest. We keep on working until it's time to go home."

One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa is involved in child labor. Mining is one of the worst forms of labor that employs children. About 6 million children around the world work in industrial situations where they face physical harm.

Please pray for safety for children who work in hazardous conditions, and for hope for them to have a better future.

“Lord, we know that You love children, and we pray that when they must work, that You would protect their little bodies. Please keep them safe and free of injuries and toxins. Deliver them from oppressive bosses and hazardous conditions.”


Written by Chris Huber

Photo 2014 © Antonio Massipa / World Vision




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