Well, it's been a while since I last wrote, but I really couldn't write anything that I found worthwhile (my own personal drama...so cliche). But I had to write something after receiving a magazine from the organization I am sponsoring through. I was floored at what I saw.
The magazine is a Christmas special and offers ways you can give through dollar donations and purchasing animals for families in other countries. I sponsor a beautiful little girl in Mexico and saw how I could really make a difference in her life with these kinds of gifts! I had no idea what I could give her and her family that would be worthwhile, but after seeing this magazine, I get it. However, there was more that caught my attention and really stopped my heart: human trafficking and the exploitation of women. I knew of it and what it was about, but the fact that it was here in this magazine, it called out to me. My soul was saddened by the thought of innocent girls being sold into sexual slavery, taken right off of the streets in broad daylight and losing everything in a moment's time. I read on and saw that through donations of money and even purchasing a bicycle for a young girl could assist in keeping these girls out of harm's way. A girl can't get an education due to fear of being kidnapped on the streets? This is outrageous!!!! How can there be such wrong-doing in our so called advanced world? The thought of my little girl being swept away by injustice and into a world of sexual exploitation felt like a blow to the gut. I started to cry. This is no way for women to live. In fear? In uncertainty? NO! I will not stand for it! But how do I get involved in the protection of these innocent girls? I want to do more than be an American on the sidelines, praying and donating money. I want to DO! But how?
If there is anyone out there who is struggling with the same inner turmoil or has any knowledge of ways to make a difference, please let me know. These are all of God's children. Why is this happening?