Doug is the director of Tiny Hands International, and he and his wife are their only state-side employees...all others are serving in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. They are literally the hands and feet of Jesus, serving His most abused and repressed children. They are serving the young women, girls and boys of the sex trafficking industry. They serve children as young as 5 years old that are trafficked from Nepal to India each year as sex slaves. They fight to intercept these women and save them from a life of abuse and torture. It is a dark and evil industry and it's only hope is the mercy of our great God.
Less than a year ago, Tiny Hands had been able to intercept 48 trafficking victims to date, but longed to reach more. They started looking very carefully at what worked and what didn't work, they looked at other organization's successes and failures to better grasp the monster they were up against. There are so many groups involved in this work around the world, many of which are non-Christian organizations. Millions of dollars are spent to help end sex trafficking, and yet the problem rages out of control. So how do you fight such a battle? How do you attempt to make a dent in such a beast. The servants at Tiny Hands decided to begin fasting every Wednesday and asking the Lord to go before them in their efforts. They realized it was a battle that raged in the heavenlys and should be approached accordingly...on their knees.
And so brings me to why I am writing. Since their fasting began less than a year ago, they have intercepted 1,000 young women being transported over the border from Nepal. Did you read that...I said 1,000. 1,000 young women that will not spend the rest of their days raped, tortured and imprisoned in a cage. 1,000 young women that are being shown love and mercy and offered the good news of the gospel. Can you deal with that? I absolutely cannot. I am ever amazed at the power and might of our God. He hears and He is moving.
"The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective" James 5:16. Don't you want to be counted among the righteous people that God will indeed respond to? Scripture tells us that He will respond and that our prayers are indeed effective. Tiny Hands is searching the globe for 10,000 people that will join them in their prayer effort to rescue 10,000 girls. I beg you to click on over to the One Girl campaign and see how you can join the prayer effort to stop sex trafficking...may it soften all of our hearts.
PS- Sweet Michelle left a comment and asked if she could link to this post on her blog. What an idea! Please do, what a great way to try and spread the word. You can link back to my post or even better, just link straight to Tiny Hands International. Love you guys!
Though I had not intended to link up with Emily today, after reading her post, I now think this is indeed a Tuesday gift worth unwrapping with her and her readers.