If you’ve read my blog before, you may know that I have a heart for young women – especially those who don’t have a direction. If you’ve read my story, you know that at a young age (too young, I think), I was having sex with a young man I thought I was in love with. I had given up my dream of waiting for my prince because I thought I’d found him but that is a whole other post.
I wasn’t forced to sleep with him. Not like these girls.
Girls as young as 8. I have a cousin who is 8.
These girls come from a multitude of situations.
Sold by their parents.
Women who are on vacationing alone or with friends (anyone see the movie Taken? Yeah, I don’t doubt that has happened).
Men and boys are trafficked. Not so much for sex (sometimes they are though) but more for labor. In India many men and boys are made bond slaves for family “debt” that goes back 2, maybe 3, generations.
LOVE146 is an organization that wants to put an end to child sex slavery and exploitation. They fight for the girls who don’t have anyone else fighting for them.
Because now in the eyes of their family they are not worthy of redemption.
Lord, we know they are. Because I am worthy of redemption in my Father’s eyes.
What can you do about it?
Well, you can sponsor me for all of the miles that I will bike/walk/run from May 1 through June 30. (Go here to make a donation.) I have two goals. My first goal is to bike/walk/run 400 miles in 8 weeks – that’s 25 miles per week and roughly 4 miles per day, 6 days a week (Hey, Sunday is the Sabbath). My second goal (and the most important one) is to raise $1/mile = $400.
This is a great motivator for me to be active and healthy while doing something to change the lives of young boys and girls who are trafficked.
I will be blogging through this process daily as well and I will let everyone know how close I am to my goal.
So what do you say? Will you help me raise money for these girls?