Pray for them
A word from our CEO and Co-founder, Teresa Davidson
We often use the words “Fighting against Human Trafficking” when talking about what we do. The word fight literally means “to contend/strive in battle.” This describes how we feel on a regular basis. Every day we wake up and enter into battle. We battle for those who are being groomed into a trafficking situation, including root causes of trafficking society doesn’t always recognize. We battle for those who are currently in a trafficking situation, and face seemingly insurmountable barriers to get out. We battle for those who have experienced trafficking, and now face overwhelming obstacles to overcome in their recovery.
As warriors in battle, we sometimes get wounded. Anyone working with those who have experienced deep, and complex trauma knows firsthand the effects of secondary trauma. Sometimes just hearing the stories of the horror people experienced at the malicious hands of others can be traumatizing. We care very deeply for those we serve, and at times, a part of their pain transfers to our very hearts and souls. People who have experienced complex trauma have been profoundly injured, and on occasion “hurt people hurt people,” however unintentionally. Sometimes, the biggest threats and injuries we experience are from the very people we are sacrificing so much to try and help. Those who purchase others for their personal gain have little interest in stopping this behavior and attack us often. And of course, traffickers would like nothing more than to incapacitate us, so this heinous crime can continue.
A small peek into the work we do behind the scenes may surprise you in how much adversity we face on a regular basis. However, we know we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this world’s darkness. We truly do enter into this battle on our knees. We attempt to obey the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 5:44 to “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Please pray for us today that we can stand strong against an enemy who would like nothing more than to destroy us, and that we can sincerely pray for blessings on those who persecute us. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all of you who support and pray for us! Teresa
“Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it is not self-seeking, it is not angered, keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthias 13:4-7