A Boy, a Dog, and a Passion for Freedom
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I love hearing how kids respond to the work of Destiny Rescue. Such simplicity. Such innocence. The most complicated problems of the world become so manageable. It’s so easy to dismiss what they have to say, but I think there are times when these young ones can provide some of the most powerful challenges and demonstrations of love and leadership.
I came into my office only a few weeks ago to find something special on my desk. I often find treasures left for me sharing how friends have sacrificed to support Destiny Rescue, but this was different. It wasn’t a phone message or a formal letter, it was the handwriting of a child accompanied by a fuzzy stuffed dog. “Yes!” I whispered as I read. My day had just been made.
I believe we can see an end to the sexual exploitation of children if hearts choose to respond and to give like a child. We must all care and sacrifice like Nathan has. It’s not a naive giving – unaware of the regularity and immensity of pain experienced around the world – I mean giving in a way that “loves your neighbor as yourself” as Jesus said in Mark chapter 12. Nathan put it perfectly saying, “I think by me having a ton of stuffed animals and being able to play outside and be playing with my friends, I think that another kid being able to do that would be awesome…” In other words, these children should have every opportunity I have: to love, to live, and to experience an abuse-free life.
That is beautiful and something I think we could use more of. I had to share Nathan’s story. I sent Nathan’s mom, Shana, a message. A couple weeks later they came to our office in Indiana for an interview.
This is more than raising enough money to rescue a child. This is an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of love that responds to evil in the world. Consider loving like a child saying, “Children are being hurt? Let’s fix it because I like playing with my friends. Other children should be able to do that too.”
Will you join Nathan? Will you give? Will you love like a child?
Give to help Destiny Rescue as we work to rescue a child and ensure safe futures for those who have been rescued.
You can do this by giving to our fundraiser here.
Share this page on social media and with your friends. Bookmark the page and keep coming back to see how we are doing toward our goal.
With your support, I believe we can multiply Nathan’s gift and grow it into something remarkable; $1,500 is a small goal for passionate hearts like ours. Let’s give what it takes to end child sex trafficking.
Follow the hashtag #BrownieBarksForFreedom and share each time you see a new post. Consider what you have and how you can love each time by giving what you have and sharing the post to extend our message of hope.
Destiny Rescue USA Program Director
If you would like to match Nathan’s gift of $100 towards rescuing a child, or simply want to learn more about what rescuing a child entails click here.