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'Incredible stories of transformation' 

The Girls’ Brigade International (GB) has released a video on International Day of the Girl demonstrating girls feel confident, courageous, loved and accepted as a result of being a member of GB 

Celebrating its 123rd birthday, GB is a worldwide faith-based movement focused on working among girls and women in around 50 countries. 

The #iamgb video initiative gathered stories of transformation from girls across the world. It aims to inspire girls, encourage GB leaders and demonstrate the value of the ministry ministry.

Girls’ Brigade International President Vivienne Aitchison, from Surrey in England, said, ‘Because of being part of the GB family, girls in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe and Pacific have shared that they feel confident, courageous, loved and accepted.

'In a world where it can be difficult to be a girl, this is a positive and hope-filled message for GB to share on International Day of the Girl. We are thankful for all of our leaders who are investing in girls and impacting their lives, and for God’s faithfulness to us.’

Girls are also encountering Jesus in new ways through GB groups. ‘GB has made me into a new person and taught me more about God. I feel confident to tell people about God and what He has done for me,’ says Samantha from GB Jamaica.

In a world where girls are facing increasing levels of low self-esteem, GB is helping girls discover confidence to overcome obstacles in cultures where being born a girl can be difficult.

Lisah, from GB Papua New Guinea, shares ‘Before joining GB, I was a shy girl. Through GB, I’ve learned a lot of things and one of them is how to be confident.’ Chioma, a younger GB leader from Nigeria (where the Chibok girls, six of whom are GB members, remain missing), adds ‘Because of GB, I’m empowered, courageous and transformed.’

The #iamgb video is available on the GB International website (www.gbworldwide.org)

Baptist Times, 14/10/2016
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