Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Buy a Necklace, Protect a Life!

Ok. This blog was started for me to write about things I am passionate about, and for obvious reasons, it has begun as a blog about my experience so far with breast cancer. Today, however, I wanted to share about something else...my heart ache for the orphan.

I love the ministry Children's Hope Chest run by President Tom Davis. He has written a couple of Novels and also the books, "Fields of the Fatherless" and "Red Letters," which are fantastic. He is passionate about helping the poor and the orphan and is on the front lines daily in Africa, Russia and India. He just returned from a trip to Moldova, Russia, the sex-trafficking capitol in Europe. Children's Hope Chest is partnering with 2 organizations there that are working to rescue girls from this fate. A huge number of the girls trafficked are orphans who have just been let go from the orphanages at the ages of 15 and 16.

You can follow Tom's blog by clicking on the link in the side bar of my blog here. Right now they are offering a necklace that you can purchase for Mother's Day and the proceeds go to help these girls in Russia. The description reads:

This Mothers Day, Children’s HopeChest is partnering with AdoptionFathers.com to bring you the Love Goes Around necklace. This beautiful, limited edition, hand-made necklace will make an incredibly meaningful Mother’s Day gift.

When you buy this necklace for your mother, wife, sister, or daughter, proceeds will go directly to support young women like Masha, and other girls who benefit from programs at the Ministry Centers. Each necklace provides one of the following:

  • 2 weeks of direct assistance for a women in our Young Mothers Program
  • Nearly 1 month of mentorship, counseling, and discipleship at our Ministry Center
The necklaces are a bit expensive, but for the cost of a good pedicure or a meal at an expensive restaurant, you can help protect a life instead! Please click on the link hopechest.org to make your purchase! Thank you!

1 comment:

Peter and Nancy said...

I'm so glad you posted this! I was following Anne Jackson's blog on the same trip, but she became very ill (with a virus like mono) and had go home early. I will be sure to check out his blog and web site. Trafficked women and children are a big concern/passion of mine . . . if you're ever interested, I'd love to tell you about a ministry I serve in that reaches out to women who work in our local sex industry.

I love your passion for orphaned children -- I'm glad our lives were connected through adoption!