- Sarah felt called to this project and will experience tremendous growth.
- Our funding for this project was a great awareness outreach.
- Somebody has to do it.
Today Sarah left Wisconsin for Thailand to serve on a mission trip combating human sex trafficking. She'll be there for 7 days serving the project in various ways.
I'm doing a three part write-up while she's gone on:
1. Why missions matter.
2. How "we" worked together on this.
3. Time apart.
This particular mission mattered for three reasons:
This project is over a year in the making. While Sarah and I were dating, she constantly had a heart for local and global women and children who were sold into sex slavery. Sarah found ways to serve in the Milwaukee Rescue Mission but kept being called to Thailand, one of the most toxic sex trafficking locations on Earth.
We both believe in pursuing callings, walking the path laid out for us and being bold in our steps. Sometimes the decisions made don't make sense at the moment, but in hindsight they are obvious. We believe, to experience the stories God has laid out for us, we need to follow these paths.
We did several projects to fund this mission trip. Each project was intended to stretch and grow Sarah (she is NOT a salesman) and create invested awareness in the mission. Sales is really about educating someone, telling them an important "thing" they should know about.
We reached probably over 200 people and received funding from 50+ individuals and families. Some of them didn't even know this mission was needed, that people are sold into prostitution in Thailand, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, everywhere. Hopefully, a father who donated became invested in this fight and will have an important conversation with his wife and kids. Hopefully we created some awareness which will spread and add value to the world.
If not us, then who? This is why missions matter: somebody has to do it, be brave and start something. There is an abundance of money-capital and a shortage of human-capital. Yes, there is plenty to do in Fond du Lac. Even traveling to Milwaukee or Chicago matters. But failing to combat injustice in Thailand, where the culture and political and police system are failing, matters too.
There is a shortage of brave people in this world. I hope Sarah can encourage someone else to step up and step out. I hope I can encourage another husband to encourage his wife and kids to be brave. Everywhere we look there are opportunities to make a difference.