Friday, February 26, 2010

BEAUTY for ASHES

ARISE...
"...you can change your world because Christ has changed you"

I have been missing out on so many events or happening to STOP TRAFFICKING! Most important was a recent SENATE HEARING.

I was made aware of this through the blog of a ministry BEAUTY FOR ASHES. At these posts: HERE and HERE most recent

[Photo credit ~ Pastor Julie Shematz]
Watch the entire 2/24/10 Human Rights & Law Subcommittee Senate Hearing HERE

At state & local levels children are being arrested and prosecuted for prostitution, in conflict to federal law. Comprehensive services are desperately needed. Sexually exploited children are not criminals, they are victims and needed to treated as such!


I also missed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day in January 2010 and the whole month was "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month."


Then there was a Radio Program on CWA Radio: BlogTalkRadio on February 9th that I came across because of wanting to hear Tiffany's interview* and I caught this one:

The Sisterhood of Beautiful Warriors, interview of Diana Scimone, a journalist who has seen the horror of child trafficking and has done something about it.

Diana founded Born to Fly International and began the B2F Project to STOP child trafficking BEFORE it happens. While the horror of child trafficking is real -- AND GROWING -- Diana is part of the solution and you can stand in the gap too.




Please read much more by visiting Diane's blog, her PROJECT Born2 Fly and her most recent post on the hearing and an interview she did with Julie HERE.



Bless the ministry of LUCY ANN MOLL also, who does this radio ministry spot.



Though I'm aware of much that is happening, this is well worth listening to and is such a wonderful eye opener. The time is now to be aware and do something to REACH, RESCUE and RESTORE victims but mostly to STOP TRAFFICKING!



Much PRAYER is needed and I discovered that every Friday, they PRAY.


WEEKLY GLOBAL PRAYER FOR CSE VICTIMS: Please join us every Friday 8am-9am EST to pray for the victims as well as the organizations reaching, rescuing, restoring & advocating for these individuals. Prayer Guide: CLICK HERE


Beauty for Ashes also has many prayer requests HERE (it's further down the post)




Be sure to read my post "The Killing Fields" and one written recently at Stirring the Deep by Rachel "Another Lost Life, How many More?"

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Thanks for that post, Peggy. That is just horrible. Something needs to be done about the trafficking.

Diana Scimone said...

Thank you, Peggy, for your compelling words. I'm glad my interview on LucyAnn Moll's show and my blog posts have motivated you to anger! We NEED to get angry about what's happening to these children--and your anger and resulting words are doing a lot to bring awareness to the problem. Thank you very much!

Diana Scimone
Director
The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking
www.born2fly.org
www.dianascimone.com

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