Run to Rescue
• I'm running a 5k on December 27th, 2014 for free girls from slavery in Indonesia
• My goal is to raise $1,000 by December 27th, 2014
• Let your Christmas gift to me be a donation to this Run to Rescue
Ever since I said yes to Jesus while going to University in Tampa Florida, He has radically changed my life. Through the ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Underground Network, my heart for those who have no voice has grown - especially young girls and women who are trafficked, misused, and abused. As I write this, tears come to my eyes as I think about the preciousness of these women. I think about how throughout the Bible, God is angry at the injustice done to his people. His anger burns and his wrath came down. Psalm 50:6 says he is a God of justice. He dearly loves HIs children and sees them as precious, worth protecting, and will act when they are hurt and abused. Take a minute now to think about if someone hurt your daughter, your sister, your cousin, your mother. I've thought about that many times and you know what? My heart burned in rage, anger, and desire to protect them. And I know if anyone was to hurt them, I would raise a ruckus until justice was administered. NOW think about God - Does he not feel the same, if not more for His daughters around the world?
This is why I must act. This is why I have no choice but to partner with Jesus to see the oppressed set free, to see the wounded healed, to see His Kingdom come and justice be done.
About a few years ago, I read a book by the President of She is Safe, Michelle Rickett and a friend called "Daughters of Hope". It broke my heart when I heard stories about women who were abused, sold into prostitution, and so much more terrible things. And this week I've been praying about how God wants me to partner with Him in His mission to save women and girls such as these. And today, She is Safe came to my mind.
Therefore, for Christmas, I want to Run to Rescue. I will be running a 5k on my own on December 27th, 2014 and invite you my family and friends to partner with me in this. My goal is to raise $1,000 by December 27th to rescue and free women from slavery in Indonesia where prostitution is legal and where women are vulnerable to sexual human trafficking and labor exploitation.
So this Christmas, your gift to me can be donating towards this Run to Rescue. And please know that this gift will be a gift to these women in Indonesia.