There is a place where we get to, a point in our life where we are given a choice. We've been given some kind of news, information, an awakening or enlightenment. Then there is the choice. To step up. Or back down.
As you look back on your life, you can probably pinpoint times where you stood up. It was hard, or maybe it was easy. But the ultimate result was a victory gained, a life improved, an enemy pounded and hope restored.
Can you remember those times when you backed down?? When there was hope within the grasp of the weak and you let go of the rope, you dropped the lifeline and let them fall? Those regrets are often only shadows compared to that of the pain of the one who was let down.
Each year, nearly 2 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade. (UNICEF)
|Since she was rescued from slavery, Susheela has flourished. Now she raises goats and supports her family.|
1 in 5 women is a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. (U. N. Development Fund for Women)
|This family was once in slavery in #India, but are now free to flourish.|
27 million men, women and children are held as slaves. (Kevin Bales, Disposable People)
She's stepping up.
Yeah, she's only 13.
Yeah, she's only one girl.
But she has freedom. She has a voice. Which is more than those caught in slavery and sex trafficking have. It is more than those orphaned and abandoned have. She has hope. And she is reaching out from where she is to share that hope with the weak and poor.
"Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. Rescue the poor and needy; save them from the power of the wicked." Psalms 82:3-4
Go to her blog: http://campaign117.blogspot.com/
This is where you can read all about:
*the campaign she has organized
*the reasons WHY she organized it
*WHY it's called Campaign 1:17
*what top rated organization she is partnering with to help free slaves and change lives.
*AND how YOU can be a part
Blessings - Kerry
PS - This amazing girl just happens to be my cousin and sweetest friend!!
Drop by her blog and leave a comment of encouragement and pray about supporting her in her campaign!!