It’s been about 6 weeks since I’ve posted anything. But here I am, back again. Trying to shine some light in the darkness. Speaking of darkness…
This morning I woke up at 6:40am to go for a long walk. About a month ago I signed up to walk with the A21 Freedom Campaign in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Today was the day. I donated some dollars and purchased some of those get-the-word-out cards to place at work. I printed some posters and hung them in the break room. I posited this morning on social media for the first time in over a month – #walkforfreedom.
I always feel it’s never enough.
I want to do more. It’s feels like it’s not enough. I’m just one person and the problem is so big. It’s too big.
But I don’t have to be enough. I just have to go and do something. I have to be a light shining in the darkness.
John 1:5 – The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Human trafficking is real. There are so many people enslaved around the world right now. Traffickers have found a million ways to get teens and kids to trust them, to lure the poor away from safety, and to use the least able to bear it into worse circumstances. They’ve figured out how to make this hard life even worse. They’ve figured it out right under our noses.
I didn’t know until 2 years ago there was slavery in the world. I didn’t know that this was a real thing that living, breathing, people suffer through. I thought it was just in movies. I thought wrong. It’s real. It’s happening in my old town, my new town, and your town.
Isaiah 42:16 – I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them
I’m just one person. You’re just one person. There are almost 8 billion people in the world today. Together we can push back the darkness that threatens to take over.
Watch this video: https://online.brushfire.com/a21/broadcast2021/yx7nm9yc3b
Donate here: https://www.a21.org/content/donate/grlpag
Nationally in the US there’s something that you can do. Have you ever heard of the “see something, say something” campaign? We see things all the time that does not seem to add up correctly. See something? Say something. Call 9-1-1. Or call your local hotline. Look it up here: https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/how-to-report-suspicious-activity.
Who is trafficked?
- The girl who lives next door to you.
- The boy who works at the grocery store.
- The foster child whose parent is an addict.
- The runaway who is vulnerable.
- The prostitute on the corner.
- The homeless person begging for change.
- The drug addict -both male and female.
- The child bride.
- The refugee turned away at the border.
- The child who has been victimized.
- The teen who has been victimized
What light can you shine in this dark world? Here are 21 ways that you can stand up for victims of trafficking and help prevent it before it starts. https://www.a21.org/content/21-ways/grchi0
Check it out. Get knowledgable. Get equipped. See something? Say something.
Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something and find something that you can do. Just one thing. You don’t need to do everything, just one thing. What are you going to do? Leave a comment below and join the conversation. Enter your email above and receive new posts to your email. I don’t sell your information or spam you. Just new posts. See you there!