Friday, October 30, 2009

Weigh In #7

I've been thinking about a lot this week. The concept of people, adults and children, being in slavery and being bought and sold like they aren't human has been breaking my heart. So, I spent some time poking around the site to see what's going on and to look for some good news in this fight. What I was reminded of was that there are two main aims of Abolition and Restoration. It's not just enough to set the captives free... They need help to recover from what they have been through. To heal and begin life again, or for the first time in some cases.

I've been lifted, to a degree, by the many stories on the blog. On the blog, the staff and volunteers post stories about rescue, restoration, and recovery. They also post stories about the tragedies of human trafficking and the sex trade. As much as my heart breaks to know that people are living through these atrocities, I am stirred by the fact that others are fighting for them and helping. This mission of abolition and restoration keeps taking me to the work of Jesus. He has freed us from the slavery of sin and death and, even now, is working to restore us, to bring us back home.

My family has pledged to donate to as part of ThisMustChange. But I am feeling like there must be more that we can do... More to come on this I'm sure.

As for the donations, I'm afraid I can't add anything to the total this week myself. I stepped in the scales this morning and did not like what I saw:

296... Again....

I don't know if this is because of a birthday weekend last week, a lack of sleep throughout this week, or something else. But I'm not going to lose heart here. I'm traveling a lot this next week and that can make things tough. But it also might open up opportunities for working out as the hotels have nice fitness rooms. Tune in next week to find out (Probably be a Saturday post as I will not be at home where the scale is this coming Friday)

Photo credit to kovik


kellen.kurtz said...

thanks for all the hard work you are doing for us an those we sereve. you are an inspiration to me personally this monday morning as i look towards a busy week in the Love146 office...

we are rooting for you!

kellen kurtz
national netowrks coordinator, love146

Bubba said...

Hey Kellen! thanks for stopping by and giving me some encouragement. I love what you folks are doing and what you stand for. If I can help in even the smallest way, please let me know...