希望之光的起源 History

希望之光的起源

History在臺灣,一個擁有兩千三百萬人的島上,醫生表示每年有超過一百萬名嬰孩被墮胎。最近的調查顯示,超過53%的青少年少女在高中畢業前就有過性行為,是過去十年以來的四倍之多。婚前性行為、未成年懷孕和性傳染病的比例皆以驚人的速度不斷成長。臺灣是全世界出生率最低的國家,而希望之光相信這與臺灣的優生保健法有很大的關聯。

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沒有人願意見到自己關愛的人陷入危機和苦難中。更何況是我們的天父,祂會如何地哀慟?祂全然的慈愛和憐憫激勵了一群愛祂且關心臺灣的宣教士婦女;經由她們的祈禱、籌畫和組織,在1999年九月希望之光慈善服事因此誕生,也就是今天的「財團法人基督教希望之光會」。

 

History

In Taiwan, an island of 23 million people, doctors tell us over one million babies are destroyed by abortion each year. A recent survey reveals that more than 53% of teens have experienced sex by the time they have finished high school, a figure which has increased four-fold in the past ten years. Premarital sex, teenage pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are increasing at an alarming rate. Today, Taiwan has the lowest birthrate in the entire world, which Ray of Hope believes is largely due to Taiwan’s Eugenic Protection Law.

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Time: Why Has Taiwan’s Birthrate Dropped So Low?

Taiwan Eugenic Protection Law of 1984
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None of us wants to see our loved ones struggling with crisis and suffering. How much more does our Heavenly Father’s heart grieve for them? His perfect love and mercy stirred a group of missionary women to begin to pray, plan, and organize. Then, in September, 1999 the Ray of Hope Mercy Ministries was born, which today is the Ray of Hope Christian Charitable Organization.