If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I first got involved with the issue of child trafficking. And you know how helping at Courage Worldwide has changed my life.
The more I use my passion and talents for these kids, the more I know I am living my life’s purpose. It’s an incredible thing when you are able to pursue your dreams and use your gifts to help others.
It changes lives, including your own.
The issue of trafficking has rocked my world and touched my everyday experiences. When you become aware of the fact that approximately 4.5 million people around the world are being trafficked for sex and 98% of them are women and children (2012 California Human Trafficking Report), it changes you.
And then when you learn that, in the United States alone, approximately 100,000 to 300,000 domestic children are being trafficked,
and you also learn that number isn’t even close to the real statistics because this is such a hidden crime,
you are stunned.
And then… you learn that kids in your own city and neighborhood are being trafficked,
and you can’t not get involved.
At least that’s what happened for me.
And here I am, a few years after joining the fight against trafficking with my eyes wide open to the reality that so many children face.
And with my heart on fire to help these kids.
If you feel the same way and want to get involved or learn more, visit Courage Worldwide’s website. There are so many ways you can help, whether you’re a parent, student, business, church, school… whatever. I know the issue is hard, and even paralyzing, but you can make a difference. There are countless ways to help, whether you want to learn more and help spread the word, do something in your community to raise funds for these kids, make a donation, volunteer… there really is an opportunity for everyone to impact this issue.
I believe in a world where children will not be trafficked. Will you believe with me?