I have taken the past month, since returning from the first OneVOICE Mission to Stop Child Sex Trafficking in Cambodia, to think… to pray… to marinate on what we did well, what could be done better, how incredible the outcomes were, what our next move is and the fact that this work is far from unfinished.
Not only is it far from being finished but there is still…
to do. And I have been requested to return.
I have been encouraged to journey into even more of the untouched areas and villages of the poorest and most vulnerable areas of Cambodia. To continue to give the anti-trafficking message to these sweet people, to give out more free shoes to all the children, to hand out more human rights hotlines cards and posters about child trafficking to all the parents and village leaders. To share the Gospel and offer the hope of Jesus to more areas of this poor nation, suffering from a legacy of genocide, corruption and injustice.
I have been invited to speak to more and more high schools that, I am told, are dying to have me come share my story, educate and inspire them on the topic of abolition of sex slavery and child sexual abuse and to receive copies of my book Hush, translated into Khmer.
I have been asked put on a leaders summit for NGOs, pastors, child advocacy groups, orphanage directors, lawyers, doctors, government officials, etc.
And I have been requested to spend time and share words/teach in various rescue homes for trafficking survivors.
So here I am, still heartbroken for people I have yet to meet and for girls whose lives should never have a price tag on it. Here I am, surrendering my story to be used to impact their stories. Here I am, asking YOU to help ME to do more to stop child sex trafficking before it ever starts.
I do not enjoy fundraising, but I do enjoy partnering with compassionate, kind, generous people who want to be a part of an answer—who want to save little girls from ever entering the sex slave trade—simply because they can! We all can do something.
Please consider giving to the OneVOICE mission this holiday season.
- You can make an online donation here.
- You can mail us a check: OneVOICE, PO Box 1654, Westerville, Ohio 43026
- You can email me for more info, questions or instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Final thoughts… in October, we used your donations to give away 2,000 pairs of shoes to village children, we translated my book HUSH and then printed 5,000 copies to give away in high schools and to build a school and hire 2 teachers for 70 children. I shared my story, plus we presented anti-trafficking education and the message of Hope over and over to thousands of people of all ages and witnessed their commitment to protect the rights of children, to keep them in school, to drive out traffickers who come to trick them, and to be a part of culture change.
We want to do all of that again and MORE. Please consider how you can help.
God bless you in this season of thankfulness and giving. And may God bless the little children.