I’m sharing with your the devotion we used on Saturday at our poster campaign. It’s important to remember that every job in the anti-trafficking is important.
Devotion for Poster Campaign
Topic “Have Faith”
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. (Hebrews 11:1-3 NIV)
Sometimes in the fight against trafficking we often get discouraged by how big the problem really is. How can my one little action make a difference. In this process sometimes we get frustrated at not being able to see the fruits of our labor. We need to remember that as we put out these posters we are not doing just a simple task, we are putting life line to help a person in slaved. As we all go home to our families and these girls get ready to hit the streets we need to pray that our posters be seen. We need to have faith that these numbers will be used and God will honor our heart for justice. We may never hear of a girl being rescued or personally save someone from the streets but have faith in the ripple effect we are having in our own city.
When I learned about trafficking I felt a connection with these girls that I couldn’t place for a long time. It took me a while to realize that it was my testimony that was the reason why I connected with them. I lived briefly in a time of darkness growing up and made choices that altered who I am now. I blocked out a lot of stuff that I am now reliving as I hear stories from these precious girls. I’m am learning that being vulnerable is what allows me to have access to those who need to hear about Jesus. I lived closed off and guarded so that way I could protect my choices so no one ever knew. There was a moment 8 months ago when someone was sharing their story and I started to shake because I could see myself as her. I all the sudden blurted out about my life and never felt so free. I have since been more open and found that my friends love me despite my mistakes. They love me because God loved us first and they were showing me his love and acceptance. I now take this lesson along with me when we’re doing the poster campaign and run into girls that need to know that God loves them and forgives and there is a life outside of the streets. I love them because God loves them and he loves me. So live free of shame because our testimony not only helps us be free but it will help someone else be free too.
India here I come!
I have a month until I leave for India and EVERYTHING that I make from here until India is going to be used to hopefully purchase beads in the market that will be fair-trade to know first hand that it is helping support families in India. Help me with my goal:)
Well, two months into the goals for the year! So far I’m doing alright. Not terribly behind on any goals, but also not as disciplined either. Here’s the update:
1. Run a Half Marathon Still being a slacker. I only ran a couple times this month. I had some legitimate excuses, and some not-so-legititmate excuses (ie: I was lazy). I’m going to try harder this month, I promise.
2. Innovation as a professional every month – This month I learned the art of creating infographs. I created an infograph for the Not for Sale Poster Campaign, and was even able to share it with elected officials. I’m horrible at design, so I was pretty proud of this one.
3. Read 24 books Still doing pretty good. I finished “UnChristian” by Kinnaman and Lyons, and Read “Running a Thousand Miles to Freedom” By William and Ellen Craft. “Running” is an autobiography…