Wednesday, January 24, 2007

TEN

Captain’s Log, Stardate 01.23.2007

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TEN: Getting a little serious today.

I read about the TEN organization through XXXchurch.com. The Emancipation Network (TEN) fights human trafficking and offers support to its victims in India.

Part of TEN's work is a project called "Made by Survivors," which helps provide an income and transition for those rescued from slavery.

The catalog of “Made by Survivors” is stunning. I’ll be buying their stuff, especially their notepaper and journals (I’m a writer, what else would you expect?). Their clothing, bags, home décor, and jewelry are fabulous, too. (Is my chick lit shopaholic side showing???)

I don’t know why, but God has laid the issue of human trafficking on my heart. I’m supporting the groups who try to stop trafficking and protect the victims. My church supports two missionaries for Zoe International, Greg and Nancy Nakamura, who run a home in Thailand for children who were/are at risk of being kidnapped or sold.

What about you? Any issues God has laid on your heart?

4 comments :

  1. Human Trafficking issue has been one of my "causes." I've written a novel about a trafficked woman. I support International Justice Mission and Shared Hope.

    Thanks for the info on "Made by Survivors" I'll put a link to it on my blog.

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  2. OOPS Camy, that was my comment. I was working on my blog profile and my name came up as "Dossier" LOL

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  3. I guess my issue is men's purity. So many men are closet porn addicts because of the annonymity the web provides. I don't know any specific numbers, but I've heard organizations claim that as many as 50% of all Christian men struggle with porn addictions. That's scary.

    And it's closely related to human trafficking. I'm not tight with the porn industry, but I suspect the volunteer porn star is a pretty rare exception. I would guess that nearly all non-American porn sites rely in part on human trafficking. And I'll bet some American porn sites do.

    It makes me feel kind of sick even to describe the problem so specifically. But in a hypersexed virtual world, I have to know what to run from so I know when to run.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the TEN organization's website with us, Camy. I've got an upcoming birthday to buy for and I'm sure my daughter would LOVE anything I bought her from there because it's all good.

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