Grambling State University, Author Billy Hathorn (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22: 6).

The Amazingly Authentic Confidence Program at Grambling State University helps grow the self-esteem of girls between the ages of 5 and 19 [1].  Girls in this age range are considered most vulnerable.

The program goes to some unusual lengths.  Five year old Jourenii Johnson was recently given the chance to teach a group of college students.  With total confidence, the little girl – who wants one day to become a teacher – informed the class that bullying is not a good thing.  She, also, instructed students not to use their cell phones in class.

Kudos to Grambling State!  How beautiful it is to see our children nurtured!

One cannot help but think of all those who do not receive the care they deserve.  For their sake, we must keep striving:  to educate the public about abuse; to rescue those being abused; to prosecute predators; and to set firm safeguards in place to prevent future abuse.

There was a child born 2000 years ago who brought hope and love into this broken world.  His desire for us is that we live joyfully; that we see ourselves as precious children of the One True God, and raise our own children in peace.

[1]  KNOE News 8, “5-year-old teaches at Grambling State University” by Kaitlyn Loyacano, 11/14/16, Updated 11/15/16,

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!



Filed under Child Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, Religion, Sexual Abuse, Violence Against Women

19 responses to “Confidence

  1. Shattered in Him


  2. beautifully said – best to you & yours

  3. tabitha59reachingout

    What a great program, Anna. I never heard about this one before either. How wonderful for those young ladies!

  4. Reblogged this on Domestic Abuse Survivor Hangout and commented:
    You are a Survivor and have so much to offer victims to become survivor’s

  5. Charming and heartwarming. Wishing you a year of continued spiritual growth and prosperity, Anna.


  6. This is a wonderful programme and I hope it thrives as do the young people who take part in it. The message of hope in Christ is a wonderful and uplifting support for us all. Thank you Anna.

  7. Thank you for sharing – I think we sometimes forget there is ugliness in the world and the people who suffer at the hands of those who inflict it are so in need of help and understanding of us all. Thank you for sharing!

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