Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I am an Abolitionist...

Tonight Mr. Nielson and I attended the premiere of the movie "The Abolitionists".
The film shows the inner workings of the sex trade of innocent young children (mostly girls) 
and the brave men and women who are trying to save them from slavery.
The film brought me to tears at every scene.  I couldn't contain the pain 
I felt for these young girls, children and babies!  
I openly wept in the theater.
I was honored to sit next to Ed Smart, who is the father of Elizabeth Smart
who has joined forces with the O.U.R foundation to help bring hope and 
support through her amazing example and story.
Mr. Nielson with the O.U.R. jump team on a recent sting.
That mission was in The Dominican Republic where they saved 26 children.

I feel so honored to know Tim Ballard and the other 
men and women who sacrifice so much
to free these children.  My heart breaks and I am overcome with so much
emotion when I think about the pain and heartache 
these children and young girls face. 

After the premiere was over,  I just wanted to get in the car and leave. 
 I wasn't up for socializing with anyone.  My heart felt like it had been pulled out of my chest.
Our car ride home was pretty silent.  
Mr. Nielson and I both had emotions and we were both not really 
quite ready to talk about them.
We held each other close in bed and thanked God for our blessings, 
for safety, for healthy children, a safe community, and the O.U.R foundation 
particularly for Tim Ballard for being so brave.
We also begged God to help us be instruments in His hands to help the innocent,
the sad, the lonely, and the lost.