Fighting to prevent the progression of sex trafficking and rescue those who are already enslaved.

Posts by Mindy Greaves

Hope -a message from Lacey Garret

Posted on May 23, 2013

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Living in Cambodia is a little bit like living in another world. The reality of it is so hard to convey to those who have never been. Cambodia is a world filled with absolute devastation and a history of despair, yet is a country which I believe has a future of hope.

I believe this because I see a new generation rising up. A generation that is fighting to be noticed and cared for. A generation that is determined to live.

I believe that as I walk into our home each day, we are raising up the next leaders of Cambodia. That gives me hope.

I see girls filled with joy and peace. Girls who have experienced atrocities that none should ever know, yet have survived and fought. Girls who have not let hardship stop them, but who have pushed forward and grasped onto change.

I see a generation. Rising up to take their place. With selfless faith.

I was singing these words by Brooke Fraser today and declared that over our girls. I hope over a country still struggling to find its feet.

I look for the hope around me everyday. It is there. Always there. And today I grab it and hold on tight.

Lacey works as a Project Support Officer in the She Rescue Home, Cambodia. Photo credit: C Mattner

“The Truth” a message from Jennifer Williams

Posted on May 8, 2013

Her bright blue glasses were the first thing that caught my eye. She was fast; running circles around anyone and everyone. She was beautiful; tan skin and shiny black hair. She was a daughter. A sister. A child. Unfortunately, she was a little girl who saw and experienced a very dark side of this world at a very young age. She has been a victim of sex trafficking. But having been rescued; safe at a rescue home she finally had hope. She was surrounded by love, cherished for who she was; a beautiful girl with bright blue glasses. Each and every child we came to know in Cambodia had a story. Many completely heart-wrenching. Our first drive through the busy, neon-lit streets sent our…

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…