Sunday, April 3

Day 3

The Global Justice Conference was on Friday and Saturday.

My mind is literally blown. with information. and statistics. and anger. and hope. This is the fourth fifth draft of this post.  I'm a mess but in a good way.

Some things I learned on Friday:

The U.S. government estimates that over 30,000,000 people are enslaved in the human trafficking industry and over 1.5 million children go missing every year withing the U.S.

which means that approximately
3,562 kids disappear

Wayne Bradbury- a man from International Justice Mission- said that silence is agreement.  I've never thought about it that way, but it's true.

Silence is agreement.

I think that one of the biggest lies people face is that our action can't change anything.  Countless times, I've heard classmates say- it doesn't matter.
We can't accomplish anything.
No one is going to listen to us.
That's just the way life is.

If we let ourselves believe that
we are essentially powerless-
not because our actions can't change anything
but because we get paralyzed into never even trying.

What a loss, sweet friend, in a that world so desperately needs our action.

Someone once told me, "Jesus didn't come to make us safe, but to make us brave."  As I wear this dress, I am finding that it is impossible to be both.  And you know what?  I don't mind.

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