I loved reading each story of just how you would all give away $20,000 if you had it to give. It was so exciting hearing your hearts and learning about charities and ministries; many which I had never heard of but want to learn more about.
What would I do with $20,000 to give away? I would sponsor young children who have been caught in the sex trade industry…both in our country and those abroad. I would see them rescued and given the life the Lord created them to have. The more I learn, the more my heart breaks over what we are allowing to happen to the most precious thing we have; our children.
These statistics are what is fueling my broken heart:
* 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking
* Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation
*The average victim is forced to have sex up to 40 times a day
* The average age of a trafficked victim is 14 years old
*Sex trafficking is an engine of the global AIDS epidemic
* By 2010 Sex Trafficking will be the number one crime worldwide
My ministry of choice that is helping these precious child is Children’s Hope Chest. Please take a moment to learn about this very special ministry at http://www.hopechest.org/.
Drum roll….the winner of Rachel Olsen’s book “It’s No Secret” is Kelly. Kelly – you didn’t leave your email address so could you please contact me at Lynn@LynnCowell.com and I will get your book right out to you.
I hope you’ll come back tomorrow. I have another special guest. Jeannie Burlowski will be discussing “launch anxiety” in the lives of our teens. It is a great article!