It is hard to imagine that in today’s society there is still slavery. Even harder for me to fathom is children being slaves, and worse yet sex slaves. This pulls at my heart and turns my stomach.
The running community is amazing in so many different ways, and one way in particular is being able to share causes you feel passionately about with others, and running events to help raise awareness.
OUR rescue is: Operation Underground Railroad, and they
EXIST TO RESCUE CHILDREN FROM SEX TRAFFICKING.
Read more about them here
And read a great article about a rescue mission here
It is so easy to turn a blind eye to these situations, because they are not always at the forefront of media, they aren’t the stories that people want to hear, but they are the stories, that are happening far to often.
The more I read, and the more I saw, the more I knew I had to be involved in some way!
I belive that children need to play, they deserve to play, and that in our current society children are made to grow up to quickly, that we place unneeded expectations on them. They are children, they cannot parent themselves, they shouldn’t have too. We need to stand up for the children who have no voices, so they can get back to being, kids. Playing, being carefree.
Isaiah 1:17: Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed.
Take up the cause of the fatherless;
plead the case of the widow
On October 15, there will be a O.U.R Rescue Run in Phoenix, all of the registration costs go towards their next mission, and while I may not be local, there is still a way to get involved! Join me and participate in the 5KM Virtual Run, and help raise funds, and awareness for this great cause, register here and let’s help end child slavery!