Monday, August 30, 2010

RICH:POOR



rich:poor from Caitlin Barber on Vimeo.

EACH ONE
IS
VALUABLE
and
SO PRECIOUS
in
OUR FATHER'S EYES


what will you do to help STOP this dilemma?


ENOUGH is ENOUGH


To really be appalled read this
TRUE STORY


Saturday, August 28, 2010

HUMAN

K LOVE chose THE HOME FOUNDATION to be their featured ministry partner for August. Since August is just about over, I'm a little late. But if you don't know about The Home Foundation, why not head over there and find out more about them afterwards.




Briefly:


"The Home Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking both domestically and abroad. Through advocacy, education and relief efforts, the Home Foundation is committed to end the suffering of women and children sold into sexual slavery."

Do you know what the H.O.M.E.S project is?

Please become familiar with ways that you might help. One way that we ALL can help is by making other aware, STOP the Traffick through our prayers and support. 


PRAY

  • Pray for the women and children that are still enslaved in trafficking situations. That they would see freedom.
  • Pray for those who have been rescued, that God bring peace and restoration to their lives.

  • Pray for our domestic shelter partners:
Grace Haven – Ohio
Mission Hope Project – Michigan
Pray for the funds needed to do renovations.
Pray for the girls that are on the journey of restoration.
Pray for the staff, that they have the grace and patience to walk through the long healing process with these girls.
  • Pray for our international shelter partners as they do work of restoration in their community
A21 Campaign – Greece
Begining of Life – Moldova
Bombay Teen Challenge – Mumbai, India
Freeset – Kolkata, India
Transitions Global – Mumbai, India
Each of these organizations is hoping to expand their capacity and ability to reach the women in their area. Pray for the ability to do so, and for the women who are in the process of restoration.
  • Pray for the Home Foundation.
Pray that we are lead by God in this upcoming year as we begin new partnerships and expand the organization to continue the work of eradicating sex trafficking domestically and abroad.

Pray for the seeds that are being planted and patience to let them grow.

Pray for the strength of our staff as we begin to take on large projects this year.

Thank you for taking the time to pray. It is the most important thing you can do to help eradicate human trafficking.

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!





Natalie Grant shares about the making of "Human

I shared my prayer over here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

ONE LIFE AT A TIME

WARNING of content of topic not in what is shown. It is done with quality.

from LIFE TODAY with Jeanne Rogers (interview with her sharing this), LIFE Outreach International




A Madam's Story: You Can Help Stop Sex Trafficking Through Prayer 
(LIFE Today Online Exclusive) 
from Life Today on Vimeo.

Pray for MARLA
one life at a time

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

WE CAN GET INVOLVED!

WE CAN PRAY!

EVERY ONE
OF
US

MORE VIDEOS linked from LIFE TODAY (96 available on this topic) LIFE CENTERS


One of my prayers for this is below and some other ones over at my SWEET P's this week and last week.



Monday, August 23, 2010

COMFORT IN THEIR AFFLICTION

WARNING for the CONTENT in the devotional part (below the book):


Psalm 10:12 (42 kb)
Diane Scimone has written another great post and must read "Why don't they just leave?" The mindset of a trafficking victim. It is so good, it even made the ALL TOP list of featured articles.
This is Diane's "HEART" Project... please check it out and read the many ways you can help STOP TRAFFICKING... listed on her blog on the left side bar or at BORN 2 FLY here


Many times, many of us have asked this question of women in abusive or violent relationships.
To us, it seems logical and easy enough to do. We tell ourselves, after all, there are so many agencies and places to help. The decision to leave is compacted by many fears and many lies that are believed by the victim. The decision is interlaced to many other decisions that come in and flood the mind all at once. And the fear overwhelms and paralyzes the victim. Many victims try to rationalize that what they are going through is better than where they have been or the insecurity of the unknown. They realize that this impacts more than just their own life yet they feel isolated. The life of a women, whether trafficked victim or domestic violence is a heart issue and more complicated than whatever we might imagine. 


I remember this exact question being asked to me, when I was teaching phone counselors in a church on ABUSE. I remember it so very well, because this was the first time that the Holy Spirit allowed me to break into tears openly in front of a public group of unknown Christian brothers & sisters, because He was in the process of healing me and teaching me about wounds like this. My initial answer was "I don't know."  Then I composed myself, with their prayers, and replied, "Because they believe that Someone will come to rescue them & change their situation. They believe in just one more prayer." They cling to a HOPE until their lifeline of hope becomes HOPELESS. They wait for a MIRACLE to change their misery and resolve their suffering. 


Put yourself in their shoes as you read through what Diane wrote here.

My intent for today was to share Day 2 of the pdf devotional from PRICELESS from the book PRICELESS by Tom Harris. (My own remarks are added in parenthesis)


Product DetailsMarina's story represents a real truth that is happening across the world.


Sex slaves are often girls (though there are boys being trafficked as well) following their dreams.
Girls that are trying to overcome a past hardship. (Sometimes in many third world countries, the female has no respect or value, more than this, they are not give an education or a future. Many families that are hard pressed economically see this as the best resolution for their economic woes, to sell their children. They have no real idea of what they are actually doing in their desperation. Even the ones who sell their very young as brides to older men. God forgive them). 


A common ploy would be for young girls to be offered a Nanny position. Instead girls will soon realize they had been deceived. Within the first few days of their new job, they will be beaten, drugged, exploited and finally raped. (here they are offered a glitzy life and transported to a border city to be crossed, meanwhile they are used her. Many are use to promote tourism.)


Imagine yourself (or your daughter): You are full of hope. After a dreary life full of dashed hopes, you have begun to believe again. You board a plane thinking and planning for your future only to find out that it was all a lie (a trick of the highest order, sometimes believing the person really loves you). You spend the next few days enduring horrific torture. You are beaten to a pulp, locked in a room without food or water or even a proper restroom. You are then lined up with other girls and stripped naked in front of a crowd of men. You are chosen by one (or more) of them and raped, for what will only be your first time. suggested reading chapters 16-21 of "Priceless"


Statistic to think on (for this day's devotional from the pdf)
Sexual slaves are raped up to 40 times per day.


SCRIPTURES:

Psalm 10:17-18  You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them,and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more.
Job 36:15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.
Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit

Psalm 34:18 (136 kb)Pray that the Lord will comfort the girls in their affliction

Pray that they will feel His arms wrapped around them

Pray for their protection, in body, soul and spirit

Drive home the point personally:
Print out the “Help Wanted” photo from the site. Carry around her picture today. Put her picture on your car dashboard or fridge. Look into her eyes and imagine what she may be going through right now. Pray for her. (Write a prayer from your heart and share it on your site concerning this issue)! 

Involve Others:
Write a blog or email to share with your friends the need to pray. Begin sharing some of the statistics you have read. Make sure you share the stories as well. People connect with stories more than just statistics. Share your heart and the new passion God may be giving you. (Learn more about it and what is happening in our legislation about. Write to your own representatives about Human Trafficking. Get involved in your church for your community.) 



Act:
This is an emotionally difficult issue. Go back to some of the websites (given in my right sidebar). Find the “contact us” link at their site and send emails to the staff of a few of the organizations(or leave a comment).Tell them you are praying for them. Encourage them to keep fighting for the oppressed.



CHECK OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP BORN 2 FLY with the PROJECT DIANE is working on.


Lord God Almighty Heavenly Father, You hear the cries of these afflicted ones, these innocent victims. Comfort them. Bring them encouragement. Hold back their tormentors and their sufferings. Stop this from continuing. Rescue these precious ones. Open their eyes to the truth.
Help them with a safe way of escape. Wrap Your loving arms around each one and allow her to sense her worth in You and how much You value here, desiring to free her from this situation & her captors then her captivity. Heal her from deep within and restore her broken trust and hope. Take her back to a safe time and restore her from there. Let her know that You are with her. You weep and feel her pain. I pray for each one's protection in body, soul and spirit. 

I also command their captors to flee in the Name of Jesus as You send in their Rescuer. We thank You that You are close to the broke hearted. Give them a sense of Your closeness. Deep within reassure them that You care for them and that You are not the One allowing this. We take back their lives from the enemy and we serve him notice and a reminder of his doom to come. Preserve each one of these precious lives so that each one will know that this is not their purpose or destiny, that You have a greater purpose and plan for each one. Break through these 'prisons' that keep them prisoners and bring their freedom followed by restoration. 

Send in the laborers! Thank You for opening eyes and for the hearts of compassion. Bless each person in all of these organizations mightily. Give them the power and tools that they need to DO Your work and that every penny would be used to set the captives free and fight this tragedy.  We are angry at this, it is time to rise up and bear arms in force against these wicked forces. No weapon formed against any of these servants of God or victims of this crime shall prosper. We break the chains as we begin to take back the territory, saving lives in Jesus name. We believe in Your power. We ask that You continue to lead in this battle. We thank each person who gets involved. We give all the glory, honor and praise to You...




Scripture images from Heartlight.org Gallery

Monday, August 9, 2010

FALLEN CHAINS 2 ~ PRICELESS



"Lord Jesus Christ we pray that You will grant to the people of this nation and all nations the will to do good, to flee from evil, and to practice all righteousness, making us respectful of life and sharers of Your blessings, caring for one another in mercy and truth.
Remove all evil from our hearts and wickedness from the laws of lands that allow human slavery and enable women and children to be trafficked. Give us the courage to be servants of Your holy will and performers of Your Love by what we do and not just what we say.”
Kindle in our hearts the will to care for the needy, to show kindness to the poor, to aid the homeless and help the helpless. As we have freely received your love and grace, help us to freely give to those in need. Amen.” from SHE IS PRICELESS


SHE IS PRICELESS has an excellent devotional available as a pdf...


For example, on Day 1... they share a story... then they have a STATISTIC to think on for the day:
"Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation"
SCRIPTURES to study: Psalm 43:1; Psalm 120:2; Psalm 144:11

PRAYER FOCUS: Pray that the Lord will close the eyes of the ones seeking vulnerable girls to traffic. Pray that the girl's eyes will be opened to the truth and that they would flee.

This is the part that I especially like to DRIVE THE POINT HOME PERSONALLY!!!

"Set an alarm to go off every two minutes. Say a prayer every time that alarm goes off for the little ones all around the world who are being prepared (set up for seduction) for exploitation.
Let the enormity of the situation and the frequencies of the alarms going off sink in. However, be careful to not get so overwhelmed that you shut your mind down.

INSTEAD ALLOW the INTENSITY to bring you to YOUR KNEES!"

Then they have an INVOLVE OTHERS & ACT!!!

This is so great but there are only 5 days given, but PRICELESS (the book) would be a good addition to your library or your church's library. It's time we open our eyes and really be JESUS & do something to STOP TRAFFICKING

How would you feel, if it were your sister, daughter, child?

IT COULD BE
or any
RUNAWAY
is
vulnerable!

God's children,
EVERY ONE
deserves more than this
for their life.
PRICELESS
each one.
Let's show them!





FALLEN CHAINS





"FALLEN CHAINS"
by Lexi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7hw0-FNOQQ


Share Lexi's song on Facebook, Twitter, your blogs, wherever and however...
and visit one of her blogs




*Be sure too see the other FALLEN CHAINS 2 ~ PRICELESS post

WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY to WITNESS

Passing on an email I received from CROSSWALK.com

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What an opportunity to be blessed as you bless others & witness to the ends of the earth our Lord JESUS

Sunday, August 1, 2010

BECAUSE YOU FIRST LOVED ME

"We love Him because He first loved us."
1 John 4:9-10

ORPHANS in RUSSIA



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt8hwQM3ZE8&feature=channel


Thanks Sherri Youngward for going and sharing Jesus' love!

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ALL MONTH, Every Week, Every Day...it's a lifetime experience!
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Lots going on over here at a mission field at home in the USA. PRAISE GOD & continue to pour out blessings on Auto Mission & Sherry w/Cowboy.
Nancie was a participant in the very beginning, but unable to currently blog actively. Yet she still has much good material to read in her previous posts along her sidebar of a worldwide health mission.
New blogger that shares MISSIONS at times:
Here's a current post she shared.
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