The stories burn in my mind. I can’t stop visualizing the brutality. The fear. The hopelessness. The desperation the victims of human trafficking must feel.
I look at my own children and I think, What if it were them? What if they were lost… and tragically found by brutal, sick monsters. Those I can barely recognize as human. What lengths would I go to rescue them from such horrors?
Any mother that I know would go to ANY and ALL lengths to rescue their child. Love demands it.
God did that for us. He went to any and all lengths. He went to death for our rescue and he calls us go and rescue his children from the talons of the most brutal enemy. The enemy of our souls.
Sometimes I look at the statistics for Human Trafficking. Statistics like “There are an estimated 27 million in bondage around the world today”. More than ever in history. Or statistics like “The average age of trafficking victims is 12.”
Dear God, 12!
And I get lost. Lost in the number of people. Lost in the hugeness of this issue.
I want to do something. Something tangible. I may not be able to rescue 27 million, but I can start with one thing right now.
This month we are using our blog and our social media voice to highlight some good organizations that are really making a difference in the horrors of human trafficking and bringing you some tangible things you can do to help.
TANGIBLE HELP! That’s what I want to do. Put my hands to it. I want to remember everyday that it’s only by the grace of God that I, or my children, are not one of those victims.
Today I want to share with you Sak Saum. A ministry in Cambodia that not only sells the Cutest bags, scarves, and jewelry you EVER saw for very reasonable prices, but everything is made by women and men who have been rescued, rehabilitated, and given vocational training so they can have a life, an honest income, and a marketable skill. That’s the power they need so they won’t be vulnerable to those who would prey on them.
This is what I did this month. I bought a bag. A tangible help to the women and men it supports, and a tangible reminder to me that there are tens of millions of people who need our help, our voice, everyday. Will you help them too?
Here is the bag I ordered. Cute yes?
I’m also thinking about ordering this one…..
Here is a link to their catalog. FYI…. their new Spring catalog is due to come out on March 10th. That’s Monday. All the prices include shipping. This is not a huge corporation. This is two women who are making a difference.
Check them out, order something cute, and then come tell us what you ordered on Facebook!
Kari Day is a woman passionately pursuing Jesus in her everyday life…stumbling and falling along the way. She is the co-founder of Allied Women, a community of women helping women to pursue God’s purpose for them. Kari is driven by a passion to see women change the world for Christ by living fully in the purpose he has created them to live. She blogs about living life intentionally and abiding in Jesus at KariDay.com and Allied-Women.com She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three kids, golden retriever and new kitten she recently rescued from under the house. You can connect with Kari on Facebook.