Tonight I coached the Cam's soccer team. It was their first game, and an awesome little girl named Aubrey led their team to its victory.
Although let's be honest it was mostly just a bunch of cute three and four year olds running around. Like crazy children.
Then I came home, put the kids in bed, and sat down to read some of the blogs I like to read.
One of them is NieNie Dialogues.
Her post was about an organization called the Operation Underground Railroad. Well, one click led to another- as it often does- and I suddenly found myself reading about the story of a man named Timothy Ballard and his experience as he worked as a Special Agent Undercover Operative for the United States government.
Please click here to read his story. Because I did. And all I could think about as I read his experience were those cute little three and four year olds running around on the soccer field. Beautiful, precious, and oh so innocent. And I cried. Hard.
Because if you let yourself stop and think about the horrible things that go on in this world, to beautiful and innocent children, all you can do is cry. And pray. And cry some more. And hug your own children a little tighter and try to calm your heart.
But you can also help by donating to this organization. And by reminding yourself that despite all the horrible in the world, there IS good, too.
So if you can, please help.. Please visit their website. You can read about their missions, their promise, and how they work within the law to rescue children from child slavery. I hope that it touches your heart the way it did mine.
Also, I was not compensated in any way for this post. Except for that in writing this and maybe telling someone about this organization who didn't know about it, I feel like I'm doing something to help.
Also here's a video you can watch about the organization: