While you are enjoying the holiday, I’d like to encourage you to make a donation to one of the many charities that fights for the freedom of those enslaved around the world. I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate your freedom by giving freedom to someone else!
I’m making a donation to Courage Worldwide, a charity based here in Sacramento that provides rescue and restoration of young girls rescued out of sex trafficking locally (yes, it happens in your backyard). I volunteer for this organization regularly, and I can see first-hand the amazing work they are doing bringing freedom and a safe home for girls who have suffered so much. Freedom doesn’t just mean not having a physical oppressor. It also means freedom of the heart and soul, to live a life of courage, purpose, and love.
Another incredible organization is the International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Their organization is amazing, bringing freedom to thousands of people over the last fifteen years, and working to change laws, politics, and societal views to better serve victims and society as a whole. I follow their work closely, attended one of their annual prayer gatherings, and donate to them as well — a phenomenal organization.
There are dozens of other organizations with similar goals of bringing freedom to the captives. I encourage you to make a donation today and move the world one step closer to freedom for all.