Following a recent visit from Destiny Rescue, our faith and community leaders decided they wanted to help. Established in 2001, Destiny Rescue is a not-for-profit charity that is dedicated to rescuing children from sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Children from poor families are being taken from their parents with the promise of a better life instead they are being forced to work in brothels and massage parlours.
The funds raised by Destiny Rescue pay for these children to be rescued, counselled and trained so they can be reintegrated into society. Since its establishment, Destiny Rescue has managed to save the lives of over 9000 children.
Secondary students wanting to take a stand against human trafficking can purchase a t-shirt for $25 through this link. Shirts can then be collected from the Pastors Lifehouse in H1. Next Tuesday all students who have purchased a shirt will then stand for a period of time throughout the day in order to help raise awareness for this cause.
Compassion is among the greatest of virtues and one we encourage the students at GCC to have. It is such a blessing to see our students passionate about helping those who are less fortunate than they are. Jesus tells us in Matthews Gospel whenever we feed someone who is hungry, whenever we give someone who is thirsty a drink, when we welcome a stranger or clothe the naked, take care of the sick or visit those in prison it is the same as if we are doing it for him. (Matt 25:31-40).
For those of you who choose to support this cause I want to thank you on behalf of the children that are being rescued. I know that initially $25 might seem like a high buy-in price but if we compare it to the value of someone’s life it’s only a small price to pay. Jesus believed our lives were so valuable that he sacrificed his life for us.
Donna Newell, College Pastor