Today my heart feels broken.
Broken for the forgotten.
Broken for the hurting.
Broken for the abandoned.
Broken for the children who are currently being targeted by traffickers and no one knows it.
Broken for the people who go about life and do not know what is happening to the children within their zip codes.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month and my prayer is that the community in my state…in my nation awakens to this issue and decides to be apart of a solution.
There are so many who are working to fight trafficking in the United States and globally, but we need more. We need more people to have their hearts broken for these enslaved souls and take a stand to say, “Not in my community!” As this month goes along I ask that you would educate yourself on this epidemic, share the knowledge (because knowledge is meant to be shared) and decide how you can help end human trafficking in your community. There are thousands of broken hearts and souls trapped in slavery today in the United States and they need your heart to help end it.
WHAT CAN I DO?
**Educate yourself on this issue. Then share the information.
Some great websites include sharedhope.org, polarisproject.org, exoduscry.org, you can also check out the “Love Doesn’t Exploit” page of this website for some information.
Books to read: The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores, Renting Lacy by Linda Smith, Made in the USA by Alisa Jordheim
**Decide to do something…anything…just refuse to do nothing
You can play a part, no matter how big or how small it is all important! You can give financially (or raise money) to an organization that is fighting trafficking, you can volunteer your time at an organization or outreach, you can host a speaker at your church, library, coffee house, etc. There are many things that can be done to help victims.
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, but let’s not let it end there. Your heart is needed.