As my spring 2013 college tour to “break the silence on sexual abuse and trafficking” has come to an end, my heart turns back to thoughts of Cambodia and a mission to reach and educate those vulnerable of being trafficked and to rescue and restore those who are currently in chains. I am confident that if we are going to see an end to modern day slavery then every single one of us must do what we can to be a solution to this evil.
I took this picture while meeting with girls in brothels.
This is a lock on the OUTSIDE of a room where a tiny young girl I interviewed had been beaten, tortured, drugged, raped, starved and forced to service 8-10 men/night. You can hear the story of this child sex slave, mothers who were tricked, and many others I met during the Rescue Life Mission to Cambodia on this episode of the Life Today TV Show.
I am honored by the incredible support I have received as I continue on this mission to break the chains on sexual abuse and trafficking around the world. Many have asked how they can get more involved or help support the anti-trafficking work we are doing. I wanted to take time to share with you my heart, my vision and the projects that Iʼm currently working on; I invite you to partner with me in prayerfully and financially funding some of the work ahead:
A. TRANSLATE my book HUSH into the language of KHMER.
I am so grateful to Moody Publishers for granting me special permission to privately TRANSLATE and PUBLISH my book HUSH into the Cambodian language of Khmer. Your support so far has covered the costs of employing a precious missionary couple in Cambodia to do the translation! They began at the end of March and I just received word that they have now completed it! I should receive the soft copy by the end of this week. This is the first step…Next we need money to publish and print them (keep reading)!
B. PRINT 5,000 COPIES of HUSH to distribute to villages of Cambodia.
$15,000 or approximately $3/book. We will be able to pass out over 5,000 copies of the Khmer version of HUSH while doing our anti-trafficking educational programming in villages and locations all over Cambodia. My team and I will speak to 300 Cambodians at a time and reach approximately 5,000 people. We need to cover printing costs so that we can pass out free copies of this book plus other anti-trafficking/abuse information. Please help raise money for the printing costs to make this possible — we will print as many as we are able to pay for!
C. FUND a team of OneVOICE ABOLITIONISTS to travel to Cambodia and present anti-trafficking programs.
Approximately $10,000 will help us cover the travel costs for our team to go into the countryside of Cambodia and share an anti-trafficking message PLUS present the Gospel to the people within untouched villages who are also at very high-risk of being approached by traffickers.
These traffickers disguise themselves as job agencies, promising health, happiness, education, great working conditions, opportunities and fortune to families in extremely poor Cambodian villages, in exchange for 2 years of their childrensʼ lives. Uneducated and unaware, families believe these evildoers and send their young girls away with the hope of a life they could never give to their daughters… most of them never return. The young girls who do return alive are so brain-damaged and emotionally-destroyed from the intense torture and trauma they experience that they will never be the same again. Meeting these girls and their grief-stricken mothers a couple of months ago has completely broken me. We MUST reach and educate these parents and communities before another girl is sold into slavery.
D. BUILD A SCHOOL BUILDING for CAMBODIAN CHILDREN who will become NATION-CHANGERS.
$10,000 will build a new school building in the empty field adjacent to the current school building at the LIFE Center in Cambodia and give room for 70 more children per year to attend school! The kids at the LIFE Center in Cambodia are truly becoming nation-changers. I have personally visited this beautiful facility; it is a beacon of hope and light in the midst of a dark land and they are doing a phenomenal job of educating and loving on Cambodian orphans and school kids. The LIFE Center provides one of the highest quality schools in the nation, teaching not only the necessary education, but also English and the Gospel; Life Center children also learn how to be self- sufficient, raising crops, fish farms and livestock on the school property.These kids are being equipped in every way to change the face and future of their nation. Letʼs expand their reach!
Breakdown of the building costs: $7,000 (the building) + $2,000 (the foundation) + $800 (tile the floors) + $200 (electrical/ painting) = $10,000
So, there you go.
I may be dreaming…but I believe God has broken my heart and is empowering me to partner with you, that we might see these visions and dreams come to LIFE and, thus, that we may all be used to change the world.
YOU CAN BE A SOLUTION! You can help educate at-risk communities and families about sex trafficking, protecting more children from becoming enslaved and empowering others to raise their voice against this evil that has taken over their nation.
I pray you would join me and be a hero in this hurting world.
Or email us for instructions on sending a check. (Nicole@iamonevoice.org)
photos: (c) Nicole Bromley