For the next 31 days I will be sharing a different charity with you. In this post I will include a little word from me, information about the charity, and how you can donate online to this charity.
My challenge for you (I am joining in too!): Is to help support the charity I feature in SOME way. You can do this by donating $5 to each charity I feature, or you can tweet the post I share on my blog, or share it on Facebook. My hope and prayer is that you will JOIN ME in spreading the word about the these awesome charities I will be sharing with you. So please pray about how you can help, and how you can be challenged this month to GIVE MORE.
Today’s Charity: Thrive Rescue Home
Thrive Rescue Home is a place where girls who are caught in a world of sex trafficking can go to find the love of Jesus, and be rescued from this horrible way of life!
She has a name, she has a face and she has a story to tell.
Pattaya Thailand is a city known as the ‘world capitol for child sex trafficking’, Jeremy & Jenifer Kraus were heartbroken as they visited this city. The heart-wrenching faces of young girls trapped in sex trafficking would leave their mark on their hearts forever.
As we walked the streets of Pattaya we knew “we must do something, no matter the cost. After all, these girls are NOT for sale, they are PRICELESS.”
At Thrive Rescue Home, our specialized restoration of these girls is our heartbeat. Our girls receive medical care, counseling, schooling and most importantly are cared for and loved.
The Call of The Streets – By Jeremy Kraus
Originally posted on the Thrive Rescue Home Blog, reprinted here with permission.
The call of the street echo’s in the minds of the prostitutes that have been rescued. “Come back, every thing will be ok.” The evil spirits call, “Come and forget, come and live on the street where life is easy, there are no worries, fast money flows!”
The truth is, the street is where the life is sucked out of you. Money does not flow as you would think it does. The average amount a John pay is between 200 and 500 baht on beach road. There are rats, big rats, crawling around at night. In the day without shelter you are out in the hot sun. It is a relentless cycle of death, that has been masked in the appearance of Honor.
Let me explain. Most prostitutes are sent or trafficked in order to make money for their parents and family. This is what they see as honoring there parents and family. This is so backwards, Proverbs 13:22 says, “a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children”.
This is the city we live in, these are the people that we love, these are the people God loves, and this is the reason we are here!
A life in the day of Thrive Rescue Home looks something like this. Seek God, get in His Word, pray for strength, wisdom, favor and finances. Make sure the kids are ready for school and pray they don’t succumb, to the teachings of the temple school, that God will protect their minds and that they will have a Christian school to go to soon!
Meet with staff, and interns about the day, organization is key. Morning Bible study with moms and Thai staff. Case work and counseling is next, with ex-prostitutes. It is always interesting to find out what is going through their minds. We find that all of them have been abused, all of them have been lied to and all of them have been hurt. Renewing their mind with the word of God and loving them with patience is the key.
Pick up our awesome kids, bring them home, of course snack time, home work if any, and then dinner. After dinner there are chores, showers, family time, then bed at 8:30pm. Throughout our routine we are constantly developing trust and working with our kids through some of the toughest things you can imagine!
Art therapy, counseling, and every day living the Word of God transforms our Girls from the dark places they were to the bright place they are. Inspiring them to dream about the future God has for them!
When they go to bed we get to work for about an hour or so on our lap tops and start tweeting, Facebooking, emailing, Skyping, and calling our partners who are making this happen.
We are so honored to be here loving our girls, kids and moms, and people of this city!
This is the time, this is the hour, for us to rise up and do some thing! Loving God, and loving people is a way of life, it is called the life of Faith. It is not always easy, but it is very rewarding! The good times far out way the challenges and it is in the power of God that we rest and over come!
2 Corinthians 2:14-16 (KJV) 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish
Ways You Can Help Thrive Rescue Home
- Make a Donation
- Become an intern
- Purchase an item from their store.
- Support their Urban Youth Center project.
I hope you will support Thrive Rescue Home during 31 days to give!
Love is selfless and it is constantly pursuing ways to bridge the gap of disconnection in the world. Love brings freedom, not only to us, but also to those around us. When we are walking in love we desire the best for people. In this four week mini Bible Study come and explore what unconditional love looks like in your life today.