Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows what we know, and holds us responsible to act. Proverbs 24:12

Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Article by Tom Davis

Please read this article by Tom Davis about the sex trafficking happening in India. I couldn't get the PayPal button to post correctly so if you'd like to give to this cause, please click on Tom Davis Blog listed under "Favorites" on the right.

Wednesday July 21, 2010
Categories: Orphans, Sex Trafficking, The Poor
It's apparently very simple.

First, you establish yourself as a respected community leader who heads up a women's rights group in India. This will solidify your reputation as someone who protects and defends young girls.

Next, you need to really specialize in something to keep the customers coming back for more. You need, as the marketers call it, a "unique value proposition." You decide to focus on virgin girls. Highly prized and more expensive than girls with experience.

For clientele, you cater to corrupt police officials, local authorities, and the occasional visiting VIP or dignitary. That way, you'll always remain safe from raids and prosecutions.

Last, and most importantly, you need a good supply of virgins. For that you have an arrangement with the local boarding school for girls. Potential customers browse through your photo book of potential child sex victims. Once they make their choice, you bring the girls to your brothel to be raped for profit.

Sadly, this true story is unfolding right now in India.

A well-respected women's leader and her husband run a trafficking and prostitution ring specializing in virgins and young girls. The description above is true in its details, documented by our partners in India.

A rescue operation is in the works, and I am raising funds through this blog to free as many girls as we can. Will you help us?

They have documented at least five minors--all girls--being held as slaves. The rescue plan involves using the local television station to expose the operation, and thereby force the police to conduct the raid.

Will you join me in supporting this rescue operation? Here are the details:

Rescue Operation: $1,250 - ($125 per girl we plan to rescue)
If we successfully rescue 10 girls, that's just $125 per child saved. This involves setting up the rescue operation, getting the investigative team in place, coordinating with the media and police, and conducting the raid itself. Even if $1,250 rescued only one girl, it would be far worth the investment.

Rescue Kits for Each Girl: $450 - ($45 per girl up to 10 girls)
These kits are the first step in restoring a girl's dignity. They contain clothing and personal hygiene supplies. The girls are taken immediately to a government after-care facility, and these kits provide each girl with needed supplies for the long journey ahead.

Professional Social Worker: $6,000 - Salary for 12 months
Once in the government after-care home, our partners will send a Christian social worker to meet with each of the girls and begin to counsel them toward long-term recovery. Until the girls are allowed to leave that facility, our partners will provide consistent biblical counseling from a licensed and educated social worker. Providing this victims' advocate is critical because in many cases girls are returned to the parents or relatives who sold them to the brothel in the first place.

Our goal is to rescue up to ten girls. Although in a similar attempt a few weeks ago, only one girl was freed from her captors. I will keep you posted, and encourage you to continue to pray, to spread the word, and to give as you are able.

Here are two ways you can be involved:

Join our Prayer Conference Call Today
Our prayer team, iFast58, will pray for this operation on their weekly sex trafficking prayer call. Please join them today (July 21) at 1:30pm Eastern Time. Call 760-569-9000 ID: 968101. If you can't make the call, please commit to pray for this rescue.

Make a Gift to the India Rescue Operation
Click the donate button at the top of this post to make a gift toward this rescue operation. A gift of any size will make a difference. Give even $5 to stop this horror. A $45 gift buys one girl a rescue kit. A $125 donation helps rescue one girl (if we are successful in freeing 10 children). A $500 gift pays for after-care social work for the girls. Make a gift today. All donations are processed by PayPal and received by Children's HopeChest, a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation. We are members of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability also. For more information about our ministry, please visit http://hopechest.org.

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Friday, July 16, 2010

And The Winner Is...





SHANNON PLUMB!!!
Just email me your address and I'll get your CD in the mail! Thanks everybody!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CD GIVEAWAY REMINDER

Remember to enter for The Revolving CD giveaway! Just leave me a comment and I'll put your name in the drawing. Hannah will draw a name tomorrow evening. Good luck!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Funny Face






The Revolving played last night in a park in Duncan. We had a great time! Remember if you want a chance to win one of their CDs, see the post below! Thought I'd share some pics from last night.




Friday, July 9, 2010

FUN GIVEAWAY


Just for fun...I am going to be giving away The Revolving's new CD. They are a great Christian rock band. My hubby plays the drums. Just leave me a comment and you will be entered for the drawing. I will print them out and draw a winner next Friday! Good luck!
Click HERE to go to the band's website.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Reunited...


Got to see an old friend after many years! It was so great catching up where we left off. Love ya Angi!!!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY










Saturday, July 3, 2010

Our Little Sunshine





Finally got some cute pics with REAL smiles instead of fake ones. Caught her when she was about ready for a nap! :)