Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Very Large Difference: A response to my last post

I received an overwhelming response to my last post, which I shared off of emotion.  I apologize with bringing you information, yet not bringing you resources to act.

The biggest way to fight human trafficking is to work on the "demand" for sex slaves.  To make an effect on the demand is to believe in "men".  To believe in the heart of man, and realize, "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm."  Ephesians 6:12

I tend to respond in anger.  When I hear stories like that I watched in my last post, the fury inside me naturally makes me want to repay evil with evil.  But the problem wont be fixed and the traffickers will press on.  The root of the problem, is that the heart of men desire such things.  WE MUST GO IN WITH LOVE and effect such desires.

It starts with our own children.  Our own boys.  We must teach them to respect, love and cherish humanity.  We must show what love is to our sons and daughters so that as time continues on, the demand will fade.

But the fact remains, these things are happening.  In the world we live in and in the moment I safely type this from my computer screen in my air conditioned home, bad things are happening to innocent people.  Terrible things.

So what can we do now...

1. PRAY.  We cannot change the world.  We cannot change hearts.  It's an impossible task for us to take on.  It is something, I believe only Jesus can do.  But we must bring Jesus to them.  We must die to ourselves so that Justice can be found.  We must get on our knees and believe in our hearts that we, along with others can make a difference.  We must pray.

2. SHARE.  Tell people about it.  Create awareness.  People need to know what is going on.  We can't live in such affluence while there are other's going through what they are when we have the resources to prevent it, to change it, to stop it.  

3. RESPOND.  Do something!  I can't judge or convict you to say what you are doing or can do is good enough.  That is purely between you and God.  But there are outlets.  Lots of outlets.  Currently, a blog is being made that will go live soon, producing such outlets and boy, I'm excited to share it with you because it has good stuff, but until then, I will share the resources I know now.  

There are so many resources out there, and I strongly recommend you continue to search.  Don't stop here.  My blog is just a tiny glimpse into the world of Fighters who are dedicating their very lives to making an impact to end Human Trafficking.  I barely skimmed the surface.  

But don't lose heart.  We are all a team together, and if we work hard, in Love, we can make a difference.  A very large difference!


  1. Thank you for sharing this - it really is a HUGE issue that has (more) been brought to light in the last couple of years. If you haven't already, you should check out the documentary Call+Response, produced by IJM. It is a very convicting documentary, an says just what you did - to SHARE and RESPOND. Awesome post, thanks again for sharing a charge to everyone to make a difference.

  2. You are right friend. To really be able to see these problem addressed we have to do much more than creating legislation (although that must also be a priority!). We need to see hearts of men and women changed... and also see whole communities educated and empowered to live. Really live. There are a thousand ways we can do this... but they will all have little power unless we work with (and within) the power of the Almighty One who loves and acts in kindness to ALL. I know you agree. :) Good for you for continuing to bring light to this terrible bondage and challenging people to make a difference. Keep it up girl!! xx

  3. I guess you have read the book. Sorry, I didn't see your link to Somaly's page until after I left a comment on your last post.