May 13, 2010

lubdub lubdub lubdub (that's my heart)

... and so is this: (two-part video, 5 min. each, it's worth it - watch!)

Touch A Life Foundation-Ghana Part 1 from C1 Entertainment on Vimeo.

Touch A Life Foundation-Ghana Part 2 from C1 Entertainment on Vimeo.

The Father's House has just discovered Touch a Life Foundation - a foundation based in Texas that will rescue these sweet boys and girls from their life as slaves. 
Around Christmas, Father's House learned that the area just north of The Father's House is one of the worst places in the world for child slavery. The Lord began to speak and confirm this as our target group, and within a three day period our assignment became clear - our next step is to begin rescuing children who are victims of human trafficking. Through further research, we found that the coastal area of the Volta Region (where The Father's House is located) is the primary "hunting ground" for fishermen looking for slaves. Boys from a very young age are sold by desperately poor relatives and then taken to Lake Volta several hours to the North. The lake is the size of Rhode Island and there are an estimated 7,000 boys who are enslaved by the fishermen. They work from dawn to dark, with no pay and very little food. They receive no education. They spend their days diving into the dark waters to untangle the nets from trees, (the lake was man made by flooding a forest region) repair nets, and clean fish. Many become entangled in the nets and drown. Little boys are taught to swim by being thrown repeatedly into the lake with a rope tied around their waists. They are beaten and severely mistreated.  Most of the children on the lake are boys.  At this time, construction is being completed, and we have found our orphans!

So this is where I'm going.  This is where my heart is right now.  I'm so humbled and thankful to have the opportunity to help change these kids' lives.  Will you partner with me, and The Father's House to help these kids?  You can help is in lots of ways!!!
1 - You can PRAY.  PRAYER changes things!  Pray for protection for these sweet children.  Pray for the eyes of the 'masters' to be opened so they see what they are doing is wrong.  Pray for the people involved in rescuing the children, their safety and wisdom.  
2 - You can donate to The Father's House - only $100 can give a child a fresh start!
3 - You can donate toward my trip and the cost of bringing toys/clothes/books over for the children when I go in July. 
You can do this by: sending a check (made out to the Father's House, it will be tax deductable). 
You can do this by: scheduling a photo-shoot with me (see the Clicks for Kids post)
or you can do this by: ordering some Pampered Chef products before May30th (contact me to place your order after browsing through the catalog).