“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 14:13-14
Jesus blesses those who love the poor. May we remember the poor when we set up a feast. CEDAR encourages every new couple to show their love to their neighbours in this joyful day and give the wedding banquet gifts to the poor far away.
The couple who joins “CEDAR Wedding Favour” can choose one of the designs below, adding the photos and captions you like at the back to thanks and bless those who came to the wedding banquet.
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Thanks for the love and blessings from our friends and relatives! We hope to pass on your love to let the poor from afar also feel it. We look forward to the laughter and smiling face in those poor area.
Grace and Ken
We are very happy to have this chance to share the joy of helping others in this joyful day. We can not only help others, but we can also promote the poverty alleviation work done by CEDAR Fund. It is much more meaningful than giving ordinary gifts in return.
Hauyi and Wai
Due to the support of the newly couple, here is a story of a beneficiary regaining a happy marriage:
Protecting women, maintain marriage, advocate combating female genital mutilation
Couples must be loyal to each other in a marriage. In some countries, in order to let their future partner feel their loyalty, they do not rely on love and perseverance, but on a physically crippling operation – Female Genital Mutilation – Removal of part or the entire clitoris, labia, or lock the opening of the vagina, leaving only a small hole to discharge urine and menstrual blood. Some poor communities believe that it can reduce female sexual desire and prevent them from promiscuity.
Except men asking unmarried women to have female genital mutilation, mothers and aunts who are deeply affected by this tradition will also perform it to their daughters and daughters-in-law. This not only causes great trauma to them, but it will also cause severe pain to them during sexual intercourse and childbirth, even have complications during childbirth. Under this influence of this tradition, how can women get real happiness in marriage?
CEDAR supports the development committee of Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) to mobilise schools, churches and government departments to promote the message of combating female genital mutilation in the western Ethiopian communities where female genital mutilation is popular. They also group the mothers, hoping that this bad habit will not be passed on from generation to generation. After four years of hard work, the number of women undergoing female genital mutilation there dropped significantly. Among them, we are happy to see Tenaya has got real happiness…
Tenaya and her husband married in 2015. Under the influence of our project, they understand the hurt of female genital mutilation to female physically and mentally and know that the maintenance of marriage is about loving each other. The happier news is that the elders in their family also understand the disadvantages of having female genital mutilation and try to protect Tenaya. Tenaya’s aunt told us because of her previous female genital mutilation, it took her five to six days to give birth in all her eight births. When Tenaya gave birth to her daughter, it just took her 15 minutes, which is a great blessing.
Hope that more poor can have a fruitful and happy life same as us, we invite every newly married couple to support “CEDAR Wedding Favour”
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