Human trafficking is real.
There isn't much that makes my heart break more than the sad and horrific reality that young girls are being sold into modern slavery, beaten, raped, sold as property and forgotten among societies that deem human life worthless.
I get angry! A righteous anger that puts me to my knees.
It's been quite a few years since I first learned about this issue of human trafficking, and since then, every time I come across another article, another blog post, another documentary, another presentation, or even another new opportunity for people like you and me to pour out our resources to raising awareness and fight this issue... my heart races a little faster, my ears perk up, and my spirit awakens to align with the heart of God.
Almost 3 years ago, I wrote about 2 different agencies that were investing their efforts and resources to fight human trafficking and come alongside the victims of this horrific sin. I still wear my Sevenly shirts proudly and consciously!
A few months after I blogged about this issue, I became aware of Tiny Hands International, an INCREDIBLE Christian non-profit agency that loves God and fights human trafficking all over the world. They are particularly called to orphans, street children, and the victims of the sex-trafficking industry in very poor regions of the world.
One of their area directors happened to be a fellow "once-youth pastor" from a sister church here, and who happens to use my favorite local coffee shop as his office. Jon Andrews's passion for this ministry is unlike any I've seen in a long time. He breathes and bleeds Jesus and EVERY TIME I hear him share about Tiny Hands International and the evil that's at work in the darkest places in the world, I KNOW God smiles at Jon and his ministry. (On a side note... his precious daughter and my son Joshua are in the same Kindergarten class!)
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE take a few minutes to watch this video!
This is where I need YOUR help!
September 26th is my 37th birthday!
I have a WILD goal!
I want to donate EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY I make from ALL the orders I receive on my Helen's Corner Etsy shop between today and the end of my birthday, September 26th at 11:59pm (PST).
All the profits from ALL the orders I receive on my birthday, will be directly given to Tiny Hands International. The cool thing about it is that the donation will TRIPLE when I send it by the end of September! Ahhhh! I'm SO excited!
My goal is to sell 37 items on my Etsy shop (1 for every year of my life), a reminder that every year on this earth is a blessing from my Creator! Stock up on birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, or Christmas gifts! See something you like but need a different size, shirt, or color? No worries, I'll work with you!
Will you help me fight human trafficking on my 37th birthday?
Click HERE to shop directly on my Etsy shop site. If you want multiples of the same items, please contact me for custom order information.
Can't wait to report how much we will be able to raise and donate to Tiny Hands International! Thank you!