Picture This…

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PHOTO CREDIT: “DOWNTOWN PATTAYA AT NIGHT” BY LYNHDAN

You’re cold, scared, vulnerable. You stand in the flashing lights wearing clothes that make you feel exposed and on display as men walk by and make gestures and unwanted advances toward you. The worst part, you know that they are watching…the people who have brought you into this hell that you now experience night after night. You know that you can’t run away from the fear and discomfort. You know what’s coming. It won’t be long and someone is going to come up to you and offer money for you to do things that make you shudder at the thought…and you’re going to have to do them. You feel sick and sad and alone and empty inside.

Can you even begin to imagine this being your reality? I have thankfully never experienced anything even remotely like this, but the fact that so many women and girls (and don’t be deceived, boys too) do, makes my heart literally ache. It gives me a sick feeling that climbs up from my deepest being. How can this be the life that so many endure?

You know what the bright spot in all of this darkness is? It’s not hopeless. There is a hope and a future for these girls and women. There are people out there fighting to set them free and return them to their homes or to a safe place where they can recover and thrive and go on to live wonderful lives. There is love waiting to be shown to them by people who have hearts that cry out to save them. Rescue is coming.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the need in the world and just feel like you can’t possibly help everyone and that’s true, you can’t help EVERYONE but you can help SOMEONE and even one SOMEONE is better than NO ONE. You can join with The Exodus Road to help free these slaves and give them a new life. You can see amazing things happen when you help fund teams that go into these dark places to bring light and hope to these girls. YOU can make a difference.

I want to help in a tangible way and if you do too, I hope that you will donate to this fundraiser that I have set up in partnership with The Exodus Road through Pure Charity. The funds will go directly to investigation costs. I have set up a fundraiser with the hopes of collecting enough to pay for one full week of investigations ($245.00) but I would absolutely love to see this go above and beyond that! Imagine if we could work together to fund 2 or 3 weeks! Imagine the lives that could be impacted! I can’t help but get excited about that! If you would like to be a part of this great cause, please consider visiting my Fundrasing Page and donating. I would be extremely grateful and I know that the lives that will be touched through your donation will be thankful as well.

Together, we can make a difference! I will be sure to update with information on any progress that is made from investigations and raids. There is nothing more thrilling to the heart and soul than seeing lives changed radically for the better. I can’t wait to share about it with you!

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