It was pretty heavy stuff that we learned. Our hearts were broken and we came back with fire in the belly to learn more and to help. Some plans have been laid and, to large degree, it is up to God's timing at this point but, on the other hand, we have undoubtedly let up some in our push to make things happen. That is partly because the fire in our bellies has died down a bit ... or been overtaken by other fires including just the reality of doing life today.
But it's also, I think, because we have come to better understand the complexity of the situation and all of the factors that drive it. We have come to understand that you cannot just band-aid the situation by addressing the wounds. You must also work on addressing the knife that keeps cutting deeper and deeper and deeper.
Tough stuff it is indeed. But there are people all over the world who are caught up in abusive situations over which they have no power. Some of those are human trafficking situations and some are other equally devastating but different situations.
Please join me today in praying for God's justice for those whom he loves so much. Pray, too, that we will develop the burning fire to make a difference to these situations and that God will show each of us the role he'd like us to play.