The receiving of donations is new to me. As we have worked to tell the story of the cause that has so drawn us in, we have found the most interesting patchwork of people connecting with our work to Prevent|Rescue|Restore|Reintegrate children from sex trafficking. Family, friends, fellow Christ followers, strangers and age disparity is significant. Every gift is very special. Each one says to us that the donor gets the significance of this work which is an earthly example of the redeeming work of Jesus. Each intervention becomes an opportunity to speak the one name of the one God that can really change a life.
But there was one recent gift that just really was touching. A young girl, about the age of those we will work with, offered a gift. She sent it in a note. But before writing the note she asked her dad about the paper bills she was offering. She wanted to know how much they were worth. When he answered she was convinced it was a large sum and was pleased she could give that much to the cause. Her joy in having something significant to help was evident to her dad. Her joy makes the gift enormous to us.
As we continue our commitment to speak about the abolition of child sex trafficking and the Power of the Gospel to bring real change, we thank all of those who have given gifts to our work. Without each gift we would be sidelined. Without your prayers we would feel alone. Without the Lord we would be weak. With all these, we will see lives, families, communities and the nations changed.
Thank you. Each and every one. Every gift IS special.