I have to say, I’m not a super emotional person; I was told just this week that, in this person’s observation of me, I’m “not the type of person to get excited and jump up and down about something.” And she’s right – most of time. There are a few things that will make me cry like a baby and shout from the rooftops, and most of them have to do with Jesus. Well, one doesn’t, and that’s Full House (the resolution at the end is so touching, every time!), but that’s another story. What does it every time is Jesus – His love for me, others, when His kids get to experience Him fully, His presence, His kids returning home to Him. And then there’s one other thing: human sex trafficking. I didn’t ask for this to break my heart; I honestly don’t like my heart breaking. I’m not an emotional person because I don’t really like to be. But God has His way of doing things, and for me, that included strategic times that He put stories in books and news articles, and people who are passionate about it and are on the front lines in front of me, and I can’t get past them without a bunch of tears and a wrecked heart.
But this is honestly how I felt every time: What can I do? The problem is so big, where do you even start? And that paralyzed me. I didn’t know what to do, so that resulted in inaction. Isn’t that the case so often? God gets our attention, but if He doesn’t lay out the path in clear, neon letters, we take a back seat and let inaction be our guide. After too long of this, I finally began to pray that God would show me how He wanted to use me and how I could help.
Then He planted Samm & Angie in my path, and thank God for their boldness! I was picking up something from their house, and Angie handed me a letter explaining what they were doing with Destiny Rescue and asking for support, prayer and financial. When I got home and read it, it was my clear, neon letters: If 50 people committed to supporting them with just $50 a month, they would be fully supported. I exclaimed to my husband, “We can do that! We can be one of the 50!” It felt so attainable; so simple! Here they were, called and willing to transport their entire family and life to Thailand to be a major player in the fight against human trafficking, and this was the first small step in how I could help! God wasn’t even asking me to take that giant step, but He was giving me the opportunity to be a part of the fight
So when I met with Angie for coffee, this is what I told her, “Thank you for being willing to follow God into this. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it in this small way. I am not called to Thailand, but I am so thankful you are, that you are walking in faith, and I am so honored to be a part of holding you up in prayer, and being one of your 50.” Maybe some people look at giving money away as a burden, but for me, this is truly a gift. I am so thankful that God has connected me to the Platts and that I GET to support this ministry! So this is what I am shouting from the rooftops about: If human trafficking doesn’t break your heart, give the Platts a call and ask for some stories, or go read some articles online, and ask God to break your heart for His kids. Then, email the Platts and commit to being one of their 50! They only need FIFTY to be FULLY supported! YOU supporting them, does make a difference, it makes a big difference! YOU can be a part of fighting against trafficking, and know that that $50 is so much better spent on this ministry than it would be spent on anything else.
Don’t let inaction stop you, if God has put this on your heart, just take the next step and walk. Follow their blog, andgodsaidgo.com, click to donate and please pray – they are walking into a dark place and need the Light to surround and protect them and their kids! Let’s support them on every side, because they are Jesus with skin on to these girls, and I know so many of God’s kids will return home to Him, know His love for them, feel His protection and healing, and God will be glorified through the Platt family!