How old are you? Are you a parent of a tween or teen child? Or are you that tweener or teenager? Either way, you’re important in the fight against human trafficking in the United States. You can do something about it.
1 Timothy 4:12 says,
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”
You don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to make a difference in this world. You just have to be willing to think outside of the box.
You may not have a job where you earn a regular income, but you want to give financially to the fight. So do it! How? Creatively! Eight year old Vivienne Harr of Fairfax, California has given large amounts of money to the fight against human trafficking, but she wants to give more. Her goal…$150,000. Did I mention she’s eight years old? So how did she do it? How else would an eight year old make money? She set up a lemonade stand. You can read about the amazing Vivienne and her money making lemonade here.
Can you write? Why not write a letter to your local, state, and national law makers asking them to create new laws to fight the issue of human trafficking? Send copies of your letters to the media. The media is always looking for a good story about someone doing something heroic. Make their job easy for them. Let them know what you’re doing. You can also get online and research how to write a formal petition, then do it. Petition the lawmakers and go door to door (with an adult) or set up a booth at local fairs to draw attention to the issue. Many of the anti-trafficking organizations have brochures and handouts they’d be willing for you to share with your community. You can go to my website and print out any of the free resources to hand out.
Remember, there is no such thing as a junior Holy Spirit. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead is living in you as a believer. You can make a difference. You can be a world changer and you don’t have to wait until you’re an adult to do so. You’re a BIG DEAL!