EXTREME LOVE - PROTECT
Human trafficking devastates lives, so we work hard to rescue victims. After that, we seek to restore them emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The psychological damage can be severe, and some trauma can last a lifetime.
But what if you were able to prevent that kind of horrific experience before it happens? What if, instead, you could help that person flourish and reach their God-given potential?
You do have the power to do that, one life at a time!
The task can seem daunting at times. It’s daunting for a child who grows up in a slum in a poor developing nation, where the family, community, and government often fail to protect them. That’s why, as your partner, we go into such communities. We go to build long-term relationships that help heal broken families, mentor leaders, educate children, and empower individuals economically to break cycles of poverty. And we go to protect children and others at-risk from human trafficking.
Some may think the problem too great, but perhaps you’ve heard this story of the importance of the one:
One day a man was walking along a beach. Ahead he could see a boy hurriedly throwing things into the surf. Curious, he walked closer. As he approached, he could see thousands of starfish stranded because of the tide, and that the boy was picking them up, one by one, and throwing them back into the surf. “You’re wasting your time,” he said to the boy, “there are thousands of starfish…you can’t possibly save them all!”
The boy bent down, picked up another, and threw it into the waves. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “It made a difference to that one!”
Join us in this heroic effort, one person at a time…