By Melissa Sharman – Contributing Writer
Take one glance at the Destiny Rescue website and you will learn that an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year, the majority of them being sold into sexual slavery – that’s one child every 26 seconds.
Yet statistics alone will fail to inspire a movement that will end child slavery in our lifetime, until we place value on the one; until we can attach a face to the numbers.
That’s the power of a short term team trip with Destiny Rescue: it will bring the numbers alive for you, in a way that may change your life forever. Although you will learn about issues of sexual slavery and trafficking, poverty and cultural norms, you will also find your heart engaged and your world-view enlarged in a way that powerfully exceeds any knowledge.
Melissa Sharman, a member of one of our team trips to Thailand and Cambodia in 2010, said it this way, “I had a long-standing theoretical interest in the issues that Destiny Rescue deals with. Yet nothing could have prepared me for the life-changing experience of sitting beside a young girl in a Thai strip club, her tiny body wearing braces, a string bikini, and terrified eyes . I remember feeling her skin against mine and realizing, with all of my heart, that this girl is not just another statistic. She is a real, and very precious, life. It was a powerful experience, and I made some great friends on the journey too!”
Destiny’s team trips are designed to take you on a journey of discovery. You will be confronted with the overwhelming enormity of child sexual slavery, you will walk amidst great poverty, and your heart will break at the injustice you see. Yet you won’t be left in brokenness; you will see the playful eyes and shining smiles of the rescued girls, and you will be deeply inspired by the love, transformation and hope that emanate in the rescue homes. You will see girls with a promising future, and your heart will be captured for their cause.
You will come home equipped to make a difference because you will have more than knowledge; you will have first-hand experience with which you can inspire others.
In short, a short term team trip with Destiny Rescue will add a deep sense of purpose to your life. To make your 2013 count, SIGN UP TODAY for this life-changing adventure.