We’ve all watched a television show or movie where there is a ransom demand right? Someone is kidnapped or captured, and the menacing party calls with the amount of money they want in exchange for the loved one. The terrified family hunkers down and tries to figure out how to meet the ransom demands and still see their loved one alive.
But what if there is no one to meet the ransom demand? You’ve been captured and there is no one to come to your rescue. Seems ludicrous doesn’t it? But think about the stories we share of women and men Helping Hands has worked alongside. They’ve had NO ONE to help them.
I’ve spend the last seven years trying to get people to understand that right here, RIGHT HERE is an unreached people group that no one sees or wants to see. And friends, it is burdensome. Countless people say, I don’t know how you to what you do. My response is; I don’t. This isn’t me. Even the highest functioning person can’t carry the horrific things we see.
What if you stood in the gap? What if you answered the ransom call? I’ve been told you won’t. That I should just appeal to your American Consumerism and solicit your financial support. That may solve today’s problem, but it isn’t a long term fix.
Because to me this is a heart issue.
If we loved, sacrificially loved, people as required by the one whom we claim to follow, then I wouldn’t have a job tomorrow. And praise God.
What if you answered the ransom call? What if you ran into battle, snatched them up and ran as far as you could to help that individual.
Would you? Will you? And What if you don’t?
Consider starting your New Year off with volunteering. It could be once a week, once a month, directly with women, men and their families, or on the side lines. You decide, and we will welcome you. Looking forward to hearing from you,
Brandy, Founding Executive Director.