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A Simple Letter

09 Oct

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Every parents nightmare is the disappearance of their child.

Every child’s nightmare is discovering they can’t trust their parents for their safety.

Add those two together and you begin to understand the desperate need for an organisation like the A21 campaign.

Slavery in the 21st century is such a mind-blowing concept, so inconceivable, but true. Human trafficking is rampant and the terrifying thing is that it’s not taking place in ‘some 3rd world country where the dummies don’t know better’, but is spreading like wildfire through some of the most influential countries on the planet.

Basically – it’s big business. Girls and boys are bought and sold like cattle, often by their own parents. Be it for sex, cheap labour or marriage, our children and young adults are disappearing.

A21 is one organisation that I came across that I really like. They work to educate at-risk sectors through education, they have built shelters to house the survivors and rehabilitate them, and they work closely with the victims and the police force to help bring the criminals to justice.

Now we all read about these organisations and basically wish them well and move on because after all, what the heck can we do?

Well I’m about to make your day!

A21 deals with PEOPLE – broken, terrified, spiritually exhausted PEOPLE.

These youngsters have more often than not never known kindness, so here’s where YOU come in.

Write a letter!

YES, A LETTER!

Most of you are bloggers, you can all write……..yes?

Good!

It’s the easiest thing in the world. All you moms and dads have spent a lifetime showing love, so now I challenge you to put your love and encouragement in a letter to be given to one of the survivors.

It doesn’t have to be fancy, you don’t have to pretend to relate to their suffering, you just have to stretch your words a little further than this blog. Your letters will encourage them and let them know they are loved, and just as importantly, your words will let them know that the world is not just a place of pain and darkness. It is also a place of love, compassion, healing, unity and joy.

A21 has made it easy for anyone to get involved in a variety of ways. I have taken the liberty of putting the link here to give you some ideas.

http://www.thea21campaign.org/content/21-ways-to-get-involved/gjf4co

I know your lives are busy and I’m not asking for a ‘Mother Theresa-type’ response, I’m just asking you all to extend what you do every day but to do it on paper and with a stamp.

Write a poem, write a spiritual quote, write a damn limerick, it doesn’t matter, just write.

The simplest words can mend the most broken hearts.

We are all poets and scribes here, so let’s all put our skills to work and do something that really matters.

If you are afraid to and don’t know what to say remember this:

When they open your letter from quite possibly the other side of the world, they will know that Someone took the Time to Care about Them.

You can’t buy or sell THAT kind of healing……..

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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Strings of Sentences

 

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2 responses to “A Simple Letter

  1. Johnny Ojanpera

    October 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Got the address, wife is sharing it with thousands on fb. This is a horrible shame. I can’t imagine selling one of my girls. Hopefully people will respond to this in a very real way. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

     
    • theforestscribe

      October 10, 2013 at 4:19 am

      Our kids are being sold and snatched at an alarming rate-average age – 12! Thanks to Mrs O for sharing. We can’t understand the decisions of some parents, but then again we can’t understand their lives-not that that truly helps me to accept what they do!

       

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