Hey Twirl Girls!
As I'm sure many of you remember from Twirl 2015, one of the ways we Fight For A Girl is by partnering with Samm & Angie Platt. Angie is a staff member at Destiny Rescue, an incredible organization based out of Thailand that is working tirelessly to combat sex slavery. Samm & Angie have followed God's call to uproot their entire family (four kids under the age of 11, omg) and move them across the world to Fight For A Girl. Their hearts beat for the rescue and restoration of young girls in Asia who have been trapped in the dark and horrific industry of sex slavery.
I want you guys to understand what we're talking about here. We're talking about girls, teenagers down to small children, who are held captive and abused in every way imaginable, whose bodies are no longer their own, whose minds and hearts have been broken, whose lives are marked by paralyzing fear and neglect.
Pause for a moment and let your heart break for them.
And now let me tell you what you can do about it.
Destiny Rescue is singularly focused on finding these girls, and restoring them to honor. They work day in and day out to carefully, slowly, gently, draw out the spark in each girl's heart...the spark that is God-breathed, God-given, and God-protected. They DO. NOT. STOP. until each girl has re-learned how to smile and laugh and play.
They simply keep fighting for freedom.
The thing is, freedom ain't free. Freedom is very expensive, and Samm & Angie aren't doing this because they have the money for it. They're doing it because they believe that when God tells us to set captives free, He actually means it. Now I know most of us can't up and move to Thailand, but you know what we can do? We can set captives free with our wallets. It's an easy way to do a hard thing. When I give money to Samm & Angie, I am supporting them in the life-or-death work of freeing actual slaves. When you give money to Samm & Angie, you are allowing them to save another girl from the pit of hopelessness.
The Platt family will be at the Elk River Campus at The Crossing Church this weekend to meet people who might be interested supporting them. They will answer your questions, tell you their stories, receive your prayers, and say their goodbyes as they get ready to head back to Thailand for another year. And they'll be selling jewelry that is handmade by the rescued girls!
We invite you to come talk to them this weekend. We invite you to become a part of the story of rescue as we continue to Fight For A Girl, one life at a time.
Pastor Kelly, Lisa, Tracy, & Christy
The #FightForAGirl Team
P.S. Check out this video to hear from Samm & Angie directly!
P.P.S. Their website is www.andGodsaidgo.com if you want more info.