This morning when I got up we sat as a family and talked about slavery. Yesterday was the end it movement. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it is when people put a red X on their hand, or shirt, or whatever they can. It shows that we are spreading the word so people will know about it and help stop it. 27 million people are still in slavery or being trafficked.
When we started talking about it they questioned me and asked me if I really knew what slavery was. I proceed to tell them what I knew and they opened my eyes to more of what goes on. I know I am only fifteen years old, but now when I hear about slavery it makes me want to do anything and everything to find those people and help set them free.
I know what the Lord has called me to do and I will be helping these kids have a bright future. You may be now wondering what I will do when I grow up. It is funny to say when I grow up, because I am going to be an adult in 2 years and 8 months! Sorry off track there, but I want to travel to Africa and start and orphanage. I want to take in children so that they are not abducted and forced into slavery. I want to help give each and every child without a family a bright future and education.
I know there is a lot of slavery going on in Brazil, America, Europe…right in your own backyard that many people don’t know about. The world is so focused on themselves and the good things we have that they don’t realize all the bad going on. I think about these people bonded in slavery (aw that is so sad that this happens to them and they can’t help it.)It is very heart breaking knowing that sometimes people think that their life is going to change for the better, but really that person is being lied to and they will end up in slavery.
I don’t know what kind of person would want to ruin someones life.
Well that is what I have on my heart for now.
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