Being identified as a survivor means that an individual has endured some sort of hardship, pain or suffering and has moved beyond that experience. Surviving means that there was there was danger, risk and threat of loss of life involved at some point. Often, the ability to survive is only made possible when someone else is willing to fight for those being held captive or experiencing trauma at the deepest level. That's why I am choosing to participate in the Brawl for a Cause.
Too many of our sons and daughters are being held captive, forced into behaviors they would never choose and abused in unconscionable ways. I have sat with too many beautiful daughters of God who have wept as they shared their story and described things they endured that my mind does not have the capacity to comprehend. I hate sex trafficking and I hate the damage it does to those impacted by this plague in our society. So, I will fight.
Daily I will fight as the organization where I serve provides housing, counseling, case management, vocational training and spiritual guidance for survivors. Daily I will fight as I personally contribute financially to the cause. Daily I will fight as I speak to inform others about this issue. On April 6th I will fight for one reason, to support survivors of sex trafficking...not to try and look tough or prove a point, I will fight for those who have already fought just to survive another day.
I will fight for House of Cherith as it works to Reclaim. Renew. Rekindle.