Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Getting Out of our Comfort Zone: End Slavery

Here is a topic that makes us feel uncomfortable.  However, since living and traveling in Asia and seeing Human Trafficking up close, it has sat on my heart that we need to stand up against it and stop it. I'll never forget the time when visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia, I saw about a 12 year old boy dressed up as a girl standing in the Tourist market; waiting for a customer.  My eyes met with his and his eyes displayed intense shame and pleading for help.  Realizing that it wasn't safe for him or me to help him right there, I whispered "sorry" and left Cambodia determined to make some kind of difference for children being trafficked. I began to donate to different organizations in place to shelter and help stop human slavery.

Thanks to @coolcatteacher on Twitter, she has inspired me to write about one of the Anti-human trafficking organizations that I donate to. Click on her Twitter name to see her Blog posting on ending Slavery and more facts about human trafficking.

Joyce Meyer Ministries Hands of Hope supports Human Trafficking shelters and programs that are in these countries so far: (click on Joyce Meyer for a link to their Hands of Hope Human Trafficking page)
  • Funding support to construct Los Angeles Dream Center's human trafficking shelter
  • Support women’s homes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Support Prem Kiran Transformation Center in Mumbai, India
  • Support the “A21 Campaign” in Thessaloniki, Greece
Every 2 minutes in the world, a child is prepared for sexual exploitation. It is time to change that!  An Ethiopian girl's story can be seen here and view a video about a girl's story in India here.  Talking about Human Trafficking can make us, well, uncomfortable.  It's time to face it and make a difference!  For more information and how to make your donation, visit: http://www.joycemeyer.org/.  You can learn more about them and see how the funds are spent on their webpage.

Thanks @coolcatteacher. Together, we can get out of our comfort zone and make a difference to  #endslavery!


  1. Thank you for your wonderful post. Vicki Davis is also inspiring me to address this issue. I have been able to incorporate my passion about this topic into my work as a high school language arts teacher. Several pieces that my students read address the issue of historical slavery. Since students so often complain that our readings in American Literature are irrelevant, I use these readings to stimulate discussion about modern slavery. Other teachers can make connections with their own curriculum. Together we can make a difference.

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