Welcome to Forgotten Children Worldwide
There is a lot of hype out there right now. A lot of celebs talking about human trafficking. Musicians are writing songs about the atrocity. People are moved that 27 million humans are bought and sold — and used — like cattle. And the fact that child and soldier can be one and the same — is sickening. Facebook, Twitter and the social media are in a flurry about the topic — reporting millions of hits in the last few days alone. Cable television is reporting on the topic and special programs, documentaries, and YouTube videos are burning up the internet.
I am glad…and worried.
I am happy because it brings attention to the horrific issue in the 21st century — an issue we need to be angry. Individuals and churches need to take a stand — and spend their money — saving lives. I am worried because like tsunamis, Haitian earthquakes, and taking a stand against abortion and for pro-life/pro-adoption, all too quickly become passé. We suffer from compassion fatigue and move on to the next adrenalin-pumping cause.
We want you to know that at Forgotten Children Worldwide we have been actively working to help prevent child trafficking for many years — before it became a media frenzy. More importantly, we will still be helping when it quiets down.
Lives are at stake,
Founder & Executive Director