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5/19/09 3:32 A

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When I see stuff like this it reminds me of my childhood years. I am a victim of sexual abuse from the age of 3 to 15. Twelve years I was raised in a lie. Today I am grateful to be a survivor and God was my light. I can see abuse in eyes of children without seeing the abuse committed. I have saved four girls from sexual abuse just from their body language and one teen boy from physical abuse. I have every intention to continue to be vigilant with those around me and save as many kids as I can. I pray that this will never happen to any of your children or anyone else's children. I currently have a teenage girl living with me who has been abused more ways than one....and currently showing her that not everyone is so evil and that she can survive this. Each one of us can make a difference one child at a time, only if we just pay attention to their silent cries.... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/18/09 9:52 P

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Thanks all of you for your support and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/16/09 2:47 A

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I've been on the Joyce Meyer band wagon for a little while & because of stuff like this.I intercede for children & women that are caught in this horrific nightmare.

I'M NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE,BUT THANK GOD I'M NOT WHERE I USE TO BE.


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I really struggle with the knowledge of these facts, too. Some crimes should just be off limits, in the name of human decency. Imagine how much this grieves Jesus' heart. I just wish I could understand why God doesn't stop it all immediately...but there is sin in the world. I will pray, and already sent a contribution to Joyce Meyers Ministries.

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5/13/09 5:54 P

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Thanks for sharing this information with us. I have heard about this and it breaks my heart to think of innocent little children being victimized but I didn't really know what to do to help.
Thanks for calling us to ation. I'll definitely be sending a donation and praying. I hope the rest of the team members can send a donation as well, if at all possible. As you said even a dollar adds up. Thanks.

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How very very sad. I will help and I will pray. emoticon

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5/12/09 7:57 P

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To get more information on international adoption, just google in international adoption and a lot of web sites will come up. You do not have to visit the agency you choose to help you, call them they will send you out a packet of information.

There are also opportunities to become a foster parent for children here in the US. You will have to go through your local government for that.

I did not have the money for the adoption when I started the paperwork either. I had some land far North US (2 parcels)& put it up for sale thinking that 'in a couple years' it would sell and 'maybe' bring me enough money......much to my suprise both parcels sold.... within a week.... Yes, within a WEEK...of when I put them up for sale.....and the amount netted was AMPLE for the entire adoption plus...it was a true MIRACLE....I guess God intended the adoption to happen.....all through the process of gathering papers together, etc....miracles occurred over and over.....truely God walked with me every step of the way....I adopted an 'older' child...she was 6 y/o then...

God asked me to do one simple thing in life....to be a Mom....is He asking the same of you???....Is He now whispering it in your ear?.....be a Mom.....be a Dad...That's a simple, little thing.... someone, little and inocent out there needs you...is He asking this of you?..is He tugging at your heart?.....will you listen to Him???....He hears the little children alone and crying....and He is calling.....Is He calling you?...

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5/12/09 7:43 P

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This issue of human slavery and sex trading keeps coming to me. I feel that somehow part of my purpose is to get involved in someway to help, but I don't know where to begin. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. This happens more in the United States than people realize. Let's do what's necessary to protect our children because they are our future.

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5/12/09 6:39 P

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If you have read my blogs you know my husband and I are have a termoil right now. I can't imagine what will happen to me if we don't resolve something soon.

We have no money to help but there are tons of things out there that need to be addressed. So I don't feel bad about our situation. It could be so much worse.


Have you see Darfur? There are serveral recordings on youtube.




In Africa if you spend $1 there can be a net to cover the children to protect them from death.
Idol gives back did a fund raiser.

I remember watching a "Law and Order" show over 10 years ago about the smuggling of women and children.

There have been several movies mad as well made to help get the information out there.

The children become workers and the woman become call girls.

This smuggling has been going on for a long long time.

I am a huge advocate for all causes.
Puppy mills is a big one for me.

Wish I could help them all.


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Oh my child abuse is horrible thank you so much for sharing

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Clearly, we are living in end times. With all the horrific violence going on and the devastating weather. And we all know that it will get worse before God calls us all home. I have been praying for that day to come. And every night I pray for all the children in the world not matter where they are or what situation they are in. We have 2 children that we sponsor through Children International and every night at bedtime I pray that God will wrap His arms around them and then I visual fly to where they are and wrap my arounds around them and tell them everything will be alright.

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I was at a Taffy Dollars woman conference earlier this year when this same subject came up. Did you know that Georgia is one of the biggest hubs for trafficking these children to get them to there destination ( If it is not the end of the trip to meet their in slavers). I will seen my dollar and collected as many more as I can to stop the suffering of the children. as far as adopting a child that has been orphaned can you tell me how to get more information about this.

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5/12/09 4:35 P

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One, drop in the bucket, part of the solution is to put yourself on the line....adopt a child...bring an abandoned child (more if your can afford it) into your own loving home and heart...............Open yourself up to one of the most wonderful experiences you can have........I know.......I did...

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5/12/09 4:30 P

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Some years ago there was a show on TV (60 min I think) about children. One of the places they showed was in Brazil, a prominent city, there are children (orphans) living in the sewers there. The city thought it was unsightly and harming their Tourism industry. So instead of putting the children in orphanages the police went around shooting the children..so they wouldn't be a blight on the tourist trade.
A European country had children in their orphanages tied to the beds day in and day out, with little food, nor love..because there was little staff to care for them.
In China to potty train the little girls in the orphanages they tie them to the potty chairs. They are allowed to have one child per family, boys are preferred because in their society they are the ones who will take care of the parents when they get old. The girl babies are either killed at birth (this was from an article in Readers Digest by a physician in China a few years ago) or they are abandoned to orphanages. Sometimes when the girls get to the orphanages they are left alone, uncared for, is a small room to die rather than being allowed to grow up.
Young women, in countries like India, as young as 12 are "sold" into marriages with men much older than them...they have no say in the matter at all.
There are countries where a young girl/young woman should be careful about traveling alone to...they are in danger of being kidnapped and sold as sex slaves....
There are countries where the abandoned children are 'lucky' if they do make it into an orphanage...some, if their behavior doesn't perfectly fit in, are deemed 'unadoptable'and these children, as young as 4 or 5 years old are put into 'mental institutions' for the rest of their lives, probably short lives.
A couple years ago there was a news report on our local news about young children, brought in from a foreign country, that were being kept in a man's home in our area as sex slaves....I believe I've actually heard of this more than once on the local news.
Children are the most defenseless and vulnerable people in our world. They DO NOT have the knowledge nor maturity to defend themselves against abuse, be it physical, sexual, mental, that adults have. Children are totally dependent on adults for their life, love and care....it is reprehensible that anyone, anywhere would harm a precious child.
When will we realize that the defenseless children of the world belong to us all...they are God's precious Gift to ALL of us. Whenever a child anywhere in the world is abused, abandoned, harmed, dies from starvation it is a shame on us all. We are responsible as a world society to stop the neglect and abuse of our world's most precious, defenseless and innocent beings...the children. Shame on all of us for allowing this to happen.

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At Jennifer’s school where she works there are children that come to school hungry, dirty, neglected.

Sadly that is nothing in comparison to what these precious children are dealing with everyday. Slaves, tortured, forced participants in cruel acts of violent sexual harm.

They do not have a voice, crying silently and praying for someone to help them.

It not only takes money but also a voice. Are we willing to help them, are we willing to speak on their behalf?

Satan is on the warpath and He will take any prisoners he can get. He wants to destroy lives. He knows the Lord is coming soon and does not want to give up.

Be that voice….. We may not be able to help the children overseas except with $ and prayers, but what about the children here?

Pray, give, get involved and SAVE THE CHILDREN!


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48 Hours did a special on this child sex trade. It was so disheartening to see six and seven year old children being exploited in this way. Old dusty men wanting oral compulation from these innocent babies. The photographer almost got beat up because someone spotted his camera.

We just need to pray earnestly. This must stop. This world has become so sex crazed that you think that's all we know. Im glad I know Jesus. He is the mender of broken pieces and He will restore what the locusts and canker worms have eaten.

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I watched this episode this morning as I was getting ready for work, and it made me sick!! Something has to be done, and people have to care enough to make something happen for these children!!

Thanks for sharing!

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What is this world coming to?!!!!!!!!!! As it says in the Holy Bible one day right will become wrong and wrong will become right. I will do what I can. I have a granddaughter and a grandson and I shudder to think of what the world will be to them!It really makes me so angry, I could scream! Our children are gifts from God and should be cherished, not exploited, What are our government agencies doing about this? They are there supposedly there to protect the people.
These kids are all in my prayers.

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It is so disturbing.

My church has taken on a couple of social justice issues, mostly affecting children - we had a group from DC (International Justice Ministries) come to our church a month or so ago to talk about the trafficking going on with kids - it is inconceivable - so many of these kids in other countries are sold into this by their own families. It's despicable.

here is a link to our church and what we are doing - we are focusing on the trade in Cambodia. Just some basic information about what is happening in Cambodia.

www.121cc.com/cambodia/

here is a link to the ministry that we are working with in DC - they are fantastic.

www.ijm.org/

It is overwhelming - but finding out how you can help, whether it's through giving to a ministry that is trying to change this or praying or somehow volunteering your time and resources. we can all make a difference in some way.

It is so sad and so overwhelming the numbers that are sold into trafficking each year is staggering.

Edited by: DENACARPER at: 5/12/2009 (15:07)
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SILENT TEARS


Did you know what one of the LARGEST forms of smuggling is? It generates 10 - 12 BILLION dollars each year.....it is SEX SLAVERY. Every minute two children are being prepared for sexual exploitation. Children as young as FIVE YEARS OLD. The demand for younger children is increasing. The average age for children being forced to service men IS 14 YEARS OLD. As many as 40 MEN A DAY. It has become the SECOND LARGEST smuggling industry in the world. Little girls and boys are MORE In demand than WEAPONS. Did you know that prostitution isn't always a choice? With the demand for children GROWING pimps and pornographers WILL meet these demands by any means necessary. The internet provides the BUYERS with a variety of different "CHOICES". It could be YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SON. WHEN did children become "COMMODITIES" to meet this demand? CHILD SEX TOURS are increasing. The highest numbers are America, India, & Brazil. Right now TWO CHILDREN are being prepared for sex slavery. ONE CHILD is suffering is TOO MANY. (The above portion of my blog was presented on TV, by Joyce Meyer.)

Children are crying.........can you hear them? I am asking you to give one dollar to Joyce meyer ministries, hands of hope. 100% of every cent goes to people that are hurting. These kids will receive help from this money. Don't let the devil lie to you and tell you one dollar won't make a difference. If every person from this team gave one dollar it would total $1,126.00!

Right now, somewhere, children are playing at a park, children are walking home from school, playing in their back yards. However, they won't make it home today. They will never play with babies, or think about a college education. Their education is ALL ABOUT SEX.

CHILDREN ARE CRYING.............CAN YOU HEAR THEM?

JOYCE MEYERS MINISTRIES
POST OFFICE BOX 655
FENTON,MO 63026

or call (800) 727-9673

100% OF EVERY DOLLAR GOES TO HANDS OF HOPE MINISTRIES
PEOPLE IN AMERICA WILL RECEIVE THIS MONEY AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES.

To find factual information -
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