Saturday, February 12, 2011

The forgotten

Today I went to a meeting. It burdened my heart yet propelled me to continue seeking to make a difference.

Do you know that human trafficking is spreading throughout the world like wildfire?

Do you know that young people are led to believe they are joining an academic or work program away from home, only to be stripped of their legal documents and sold into slavery? Physical labor and forced sexual relations are among the jobs demanded of them. Children's body parts are broken, eyes gouged out, or they are drugged, and then sent to the streets to beg and bring back money for their captors. Did you know that children are forced to work 20 hours a day and given special drugs to keep them awake long hours, only to be shot dead and thrown into the sea after they are too sick and no longer needed?

Will we be the voice of the forgotten? Of the weak and poor? Of the helpless and hurting?

We must not turn away our eyes in ignorance. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend this isn't happening.  The most important thing we can do is pray. So please do.

We can all do our part to research, raise awareness, then ask our Father what He would have us to do.

On the street I saw a small girl, cold and shivering in a thin dress, with little hope of a decent meal. I became angry and said to Father: "Why did you permit this? Why don't you do something about it?" For a while Father said nothing. Then he replied, quite subtlety, "I certainly did do something about it. I made you." ~Author Unknown


  1. WOW! I was breathless when reading that last quote. I agree: We NEED to do something. and its US who were put on this earth to do it. I know that God put you where you are in the world for a reason. Thanks for raising awareness for this. I will be praying.

  2. Casey, i have not forgotten... i WILL keep praying! thank you for making the call more real to me these days. bless you friend. HE WILL HAVE HIS JUSTICE! and yet, let us know grow weary in doing good!

  3. Happens IN AMERICA. Most people have no idea. Planned Parenthood helps with covering up abortions. Sigh. We need to pray.