A message from Lisa Bevere, Founder, Pearl Alliance.
Posted on April 3, 2013
I first became aware of the desperate needs of Cambodia back in 2006 when I went there as a guest of Life Today. The organization had committed to building a Life Center outside of Phnom Penh to address the desperate needs of orphans. As I wandered the streets, I saw abandoned children sifting through all the trash-filled alleyways that served as paths between shanties and makeshift shacks. I was overwhelmed by the devastation of this land and her children. Desperate poverty and wide-spread illiteracy were the lingering effects of the genocide of the Khmer Rouge.
Little did I know then that an even deeper darkness lurked within the squalid shadows. It was an unconscionable, depraved force that robbed the innocent and sacrificed the Cambodian children to a god of greed and lust: sex trafficking. As the years passed, I met this dark force in Thailand and India as well.
John and I sensed God was asking us to be a more active part of changing the children’s world. In 2008, we began a branch of Messenger Rescue called Pearl Alliance. In addition to raising awareness of human trafficking, we committed to supporting onsite organizations in Thailand and Cambodia that were making a difference.
Mindy, the founder of Fight for THEM, and her team have labored faithfully alongside us. To be honest, we were stunned by the creativity and commitment of this organization. I am honored to partner with women who use expressions of beauty to liberate daughters trapped in darkness.
Over the last two years, Fight for THEM has been a significant part of what we’ve done. Their generous partnership has helped fund raids on brothels, given rescued girls medical assistance, and built a rescue home for children whose parents were threatening to sell them. They’ve labored to see a vocational training center built and filled with rescued women who are learning to sew.
And now you are a part of this story. Your purchase provides hope for others! It says,”I am willing to be a part of the ‘fight for them’!”
Well done, daughters and patrons of Fight for THEM. Your generosity and purchase lays up treasure in heaven.