The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Friday, April 12, 2013

WHAT do we do??!! HOW can we help??!! WHY must this be?!!

Proverbs 24:12
If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?

Photo of enslaved child courtesy of
Look at the fear in that face.  Look into those eyes.  Now, in your mind, dare to replace that face with your own precious child's face.  Imagine the unbelievable fear when taken into terrible mistreatment.  Okay, I probably lost some of my readers already. That's okay.  I will still speak. 

Once we have seen, once we know, do we have a right to look the other way?   Can we just go back to our protected, sometimes self-indulgent lives?

We sometimes hear, "Please just don't even tell me about it!  I can't even think about that!"

I really do understand.  It is horrible to imagine. To let that sink into our hearts. Starvation.  Abuse.  Child Abandonment. Child Neglect. Horrible Mistreatment of Special Needs Children.  Human Trafficking.  Child Prostitution.  

Yet, we MUST be aware.  We MUST act.

If we cannot go and help, If we cannot take someone in, then we must at the very least use our VOICE!   The more voices, the more ears that hear and cannot ignore.

Here is a glimpse into crime against humanity.  Child slavery.  "Not Today" is out in local theaters now.

PLEASE take just a moment to watch this movie trailer!   If this glimpse doesn't shake you, you are not truly alive.  

Let's discuss.  Share your comments or ideas of what we can do to help children who are suffering.
 Let's get together and and talk about how to begin to make a change. 


  1. YES!!!! I am with you! HOW HOW HOW??? Please tell me. It is our hope and plan once we get our business moved and Lord willing making a profit again, to be able to help fund adoptions, and some how help with stopping slavery in any form! But I confess, I have no idea how to go about it! I live in a bubble of safety and comfort with no exposure to any of it. But it breaks my heart! We MUST do something. God Bless! Keep speaking!

  2. It is truly difficult to be willing to listen despite the trauma and hardship and depression that it can bring to our lives to think about what is going in our world. We have a dear friend who works for IJM, International Justice Mission in India. But IJM is all over the world and it's a great organization to get involved in, read about, pray for and or support!
    But I totally agree that we have a mandate from God to do something about it! We are His hands and feet in the world, so we must take action to stop this kind of abuse to children! We have a local organization in our city, that works to get girls locally who have been in slavery and prostitution; out and help them transition to normal lives.
    Getting involved in these kind of things is messy, depressing and down right hard. But we must act. Thank you for addressing this! Excited to hear what others share!

  3. Thanks for your replies so far, girls!
    Judy, I totally get it. I may accomplish a minute difference in my work as a volunteer GAL here in FL, but as far as the international community, it is hard to know how or where to help when I have very limited financial resources.

  4. Esther, thank you for joining in! I appreciate your thoughts and really am glad that you gave us some links to programs that we can research! Yes, we ARE His hands and feet!


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo