7 04 2011

This Freedom Friday is A21!
This non for profit has taken up residence in northern Greece and other countries on the European continent.
A21 has been a safe home for many victims of sex trafficking and have taken it upon themselves to support other organizations like themselves who are assisting victims to the path of recovery.

Their specific site thea21campaign.org informs activist on what you can do to help raise awareness and support the victims.

We can all support victims and raise awareness by buying their key2freenecklace. The necklace represents the idea that we all hold the key to stop sex trafficking.

Here is an organization, willing to roll up their sleeves and love the unlovable and include fellow activist in the healing process.
Check them out on twitter and add the key twibbon to your avatar here.

Have you heard of A21? (yes I did put a million links to their site because I didn’t want you to miss the opportunity to go check  A21 out)


William Wilberforce

31 03 2011

Today’s Freedom Fighter: William Wilberforce

I wouldn't cross him if I were you

It was this man who is given credit for sparking the bill that would later on completely abolish slavery.

He slaved (excuse this great pun) for somewhere around 20 yrs. to abolish bill.

Many of the members in Parliment were opposed to this bill because they financially benefited from  their slaves. He knew that he would probably fighting a loosing battle because no one wants to give their money maker away.

Willberforce was confident though. He chose to continue. He fought and exposed this social injustice.

Willy called well respected slave owner/governor out on this crime, and he knew it was bound to be a sticky situation.

It amazes me that he worked for this bill for a great chunk of his life. Then, in the end, he does not even get to see it passed. He died literally a month before Parlament passed it.

Dedicating your life to something because you know it is the right thing and not even seeing the finish line.Willy never tasted sweet victory. He kept on going, setting the stage for the next abolisher. Wow that would be incredibly hard.

We need some one like Willy.

someone is driven by a passion that doesn’t need to be fueled by success.

some one  compelled to act because of their compassion for these victims.

Now we choose to fight with confidence, persistence, and choose to accept the fact that our purpose may be to set the stage rather than taste that sweet victory.(and that is going to be good enough)

What do you think about this guy?

Freedom Fridays

25 03 2011

Here begins a new tradition on Scarlet Cord Ministries.

Freedom Fridays!

Sex trafficking is a growing crime that is spiraling out of control at an alarming rate and it feels like no one is doing anything to stop it. That sounds depressing 😦 and it is Friday

We are so quick to look at this overwhelming problem that we forget to look for hope. There are brave people who are relentlessly fighting for freedom.

So every Friday, I would like to focus on some specific people or groups who are taking action whether that includes large groups or one man bands who are raising awareness or organization directly involved in the healing process.

Today’s Freedom Fighter is a non for profit called Love146

This organization has done a great job with raising awareness for the victims of sex trafficking. They have also had the privilege of opening homes for victims of sex trafficking in the Phillippenes and support other anti-trafficking organizations in South Asia.

Love 146 has been a loud persistent voice for many of these victims in sex trafficking. They were able to make a billboard for this past super bowl talking about their It is Not My Fault campaign. They have used their resources well by educating many Americans about this global epidemic.

This organization has been bold enough to take on the challenge of loving the “unlovable”. They are continuing to fight for these victims and raise awareness about the truths of this crime. No sugar coating but the plain facts. God has lead them to care for the innocent victims of this social injustice and the best thing we can do is continue to support them in their fight. We may not be able to actively comfort these victims but we can support the ones who have the ability to love these girls first hand.

Follow them on twitter.

Follow their blog

Consider donating to this organization by buying some of their merchandise

Join 146 Task Force

and most importantly pray for the wisdom of this organization.

Have you heard of Love146?