Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Putting My Foot Down"

One of the great joys of spending some time at FLI a few summers ago was making some good friends—friends of the you-may-not-talk-often-but-you-can-count-on-them-to-be-awesome variety. One of those friends is Jenni Stringham. One of the ways she's awesome you should check out here and here. In short, she's found a way to turn something very practical—running for exercise—into an opportunity to help those in desperate need. (Since I wrote on the very topic of the body of Christ serving in the world on Pillar today, this is good timing!)

In her introduction to the project, Jenni wrote:

It is estimated that at least 27 million people are currently enslaved around the world.

The industry generates more than $32 million annually,
making it the second most lucrative crime.

Two children are sold every minute - over 1.2 million children per year.

A majority of those are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.


As a part of Tread on Trafficking, I will be keeping track of all of the miles that I walk, run, and bike and raising money for efforts of Love146 to end child sex slavery. If you are interested in donating, you can visit my donation site. If you are interested in participating, you can get registered and get started. Even though the event starts tomorrow, people can continue to register after it begins.

Raise awareness and take some action concerning one of the major humanitarian crises we face today. Be an agent of change.

Go read. And maybe donate!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the highlight, Chris! I used to just get overwhelmed by the magnitude of problems like this. The vastness paralyzed me. I felt like I couldn't make a difference. But when I think about the fact that even one changed life affects eternity, I know I can do something. Even if it's small!

    PS - You are one of those you-may-not-talk-often-but-you-can-count-on-them-to-be-awesome friends. And Jaimie, too! (even though I haven't met her) :)


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