Kevin Sites posted an article in the Hot Zone about Gulsoma, an Afghan girl who, at the age of four, was given away in a promise of marriage to her neighbor's 30 year old son. Because she was a child the marriage was not expected to be sexually consumated, but she was treated like a slave. She was severely beaten and tortured until one night, after almost being beaten to death, she crawled away and hid under a rickshaw. When the rickshaw driver found Gulsoma, he listened to her story and took her to the police. The police took her to the hospital. They also arrested her father-in-law and "husband".
After a month of recovery, Gulsoma stayed at an orphanage in Kandahar. When the Ministry of Women's Affairs found out about her, she was brought to a Kabul orphanage, where she lives today. Click here to read the full story.
Now if we are children, then we are heirs -
heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ,
if indeed we share in his sufferings
in order that we may also share in his glory.
I consider that our present sufferings
are not worth comparing with the glory
that will be revealed in us.