Welcome to November - a month of gratitude and giving. This year, we are partnering with other authors by participating in Writers and Readers Reach Out 2012. The recipient of this year’s efforts will be Make Way Partners, an organization that works with individuals, churches, and other community action groups to help prevent and combat the evil of human trafficking and all forms of modern-day oppression.
If you’ll take the time to read just a few of the real-life stories on Kimberly’s blog of women and children who Make Way Partners has rescued from slavery, and for whom they provide long-term care, I believe you’ll want to participate in this beautiful journey of restoration.
Eight years ago, Kimberly L. Smith began chartering small mission planes to fly her into the war zone of Sudan where U.S. sanctions and Islamic regimes rendered thousands of orphans “unadoptable.” Providing food and opening a first-grade school, MWP partnered with an indigenous leader to rescue and care for these most vulnerable orphans.
Year-by-year, they’ve added a new grade to their school. Now, graduating eighth grade, the orphans of MWP have more education than many current leaders of their nation.
It is time to build a high school, making it possible for a generation of educated leaders to stop the cycle of violence and slavery. Read about a few of these amazing students and the complete high school proposal here: http://kimberlylsmithblog.blogspot.com/2012/10/battle-cry-by-guest-blogger-matt-mcgowen.html
I’m excited about the opportunity for us to join this effort and hope you’ll consider offering support as well. Just imagine…if we all pitch in, even a little bit, we could enable these children to attend high school. The trickle down effects of that opportunity are endless.
I encourage you to visit the website for Make Way Partners and learn about the many ways you can offer support.
For tracking purposes, if you choose to answer the field that asks where you learned about Make Way Partners, you can copy and paste the following label: WritersandReaders, Julie Cantrell (author)
Everyone can be of incredible assistance by using the power of social media to spread the news of this drive. When twittering or pinning this drive please use hashtags #WritersandReaders2012 or #WR2012. (My twitter handle is @JulieCantrell)
Authors and Bloggers: It’s not too late to join this effort. If you’d like to participate please comment below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your blog site, Facebook page, website address, or any other acknowledgement you would like to use.
This year, let’s give others the chance to access safety, education, and spiritual/emotional/physical support even in the darkest corners of our world.