I remember sitting in an office, listening to another horrid story of yet another child being tortured and sold for sex. In a world where injustice has flourished, it can be so beyond difficult not to think that no matter how are I try, I cannot fix the world’s problems. There will be another child to replace the one we just rescued, another crime for the one we prevent; it seems to never end. So in a world where oppression is nefariously consistent, how do we keep going?
We give thanks.
Yes…you heard me.
We look at the trails and thank the Lord that we have the choice to turn them into triumphs.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
Beyond this, we must realize that when our brothers and sisters are enslaved around the whole, we must become outraged and choose to respond. Because when others do not have a choice, you must be the one to create one that will allow them to thrive.
Our faith in Christ does not mean that we have no room for mourning or moments of feeling defeated. But we not only have the opportunity to ignite a generation to choose joy…we have the freedom and ability to decide how we ourselves will respond to these issues, to our own tragedies and to the world’s injustices. Trust me, there are many who want you to choose to be swallowed by the sea of calamity but those who yearn for you to turn a tragedy into a victory are of a higher caliber.
So allow me the honor of being one to give you steps to be a part of realizing that even one rescued is a reason to celebrate and that even one enslaved is a reason to fight:
Speak: Do not allow others to stay in denial. Give them the power of knowledge in which their heart cannot help but chose to sound the battle cry against injustice.
“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”
― William Wilberforce
Give: If you cannot be sent, send others to go do work on the front-lines. Showcase to others that you can be a freedom fighter from your own home and become a global family for those who have just been freed.
Go: Choose to believe that you have a skillset vital in the work towards justice and reconciliation. Whether in your own backyard or a plane ride away, choose to go and be a voice for the voiceless, to become educated and equipped to eradicate injustice.
I am here to promise you that you have the ability to change the world. That no matter what the enemy throws at you, it is not a sign to give up but rather give thanks...give your heart…give your talent…give your testimony….give the gift of you to this world and be utilized as a global ambassador for justice and freedom.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa
Bringing Freedom & Justice,
Director of Communications and The Justice School
Kaylie is the newest member to Thrive Rescue Home, where she acts as the director of the Justice School. With a double major in communications and psychology, she serves as our Justice School and Communications director. She has a passion to eradicate sexual exploitation and yearns to use creative means to do so. If she is not traveling to counsel or speak, you can find her in the studio, dancing. A California girl with a global heartbeat, she feels blessed to work with alongside a home like Thrive.
To keep up to date with Kaylie's journey, follow the links below:
App: The Justice School