June 5, 2017
I AM IN A HURRY! THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME TO HEAR MY HEART – Sujo John
We started YouCanFreeUs in 2010 and with the support of many of you, we have grown and are presently operating safe houses in India and Poland, and have resource hubs in the USA, Canada and most recently in Norway. We have had the joy of bringing freedom to many whose life stories have been re-written.
I returned from our project in India two weeks ago and after seeing the darkness and evil so prevalent in the red light area, I am determined to do more.
I AM IN A HURRY! LET ME TELL YOU WHY….
– 45.8 million are living in slavery and I must do something.
– Women and children are being traded daily and I must do something.
– I look at my three children flourishing in America, and I see the faces of children in the red light areas of the world and I must do something.
– Somewhere the cries of the oppressed are rising. Someone just got kidnapped, someone was lured and trafficked – I must do something.
– This has become the evil of our times affecting 167 countries and I must do something.
– Evil cannot win the day, I must do something.
– Let me tell you about the pictures on the above.
In the first one, I met these women just a few weeks ago in the brothels of Mumbai. As we handed them beauty supplies they covered their faces in shame. They do not need to live in shame but in freedom and I must do something.
The other is a child we rescued along with her mother. She clings to any males she sees.
Why? There is a hole in her young heart because she has no father. There are millions of children waiting to just be held and loved. I must do something…
THE TRUTH IS, I CANNOT DO MUCH ALONE
YouCanFreeUs is blessed with amazing leadership in Clarissa Anderson and Kari Dingler who have been with me from the start, and we have more amazing people who are joining our leadership team soon.
Our staff, led by Sheethal in India and Daniela in Poland, are just phenomenal. They pour hours into rescue operations and caring for survivors often risking their lives. Rae at our Texas office helps pull it all together.
We have amazing volunteers in India, USA, Canada and the UK who sacrifice their time and resources. Our precious donors, many of you on this list, have given sacrificially.
Our dreams our big – for more safe houses to be opened around the world so more women and children can be set free.
THERE IS A PROBLEM
We can have all the passion and intent in the world, but the reality is we need financial resources to do more.
SO, HERE IS THE APPEAL
This summer we are looking for 200 friends to support YouCanFreeUs @ $31 a month.
We are asking you to pledge $1 a day to help us in this global fight against human trafficking. None of us on the leadership team are paid by YouCanFreeUs. We promise to direct your funds toward this fight.
If 200 of you will support us by becoming a Freedom Partner @31 a month, that will be $6,200 a month that can help in rehabilitating 15 survivors each month. It pays for everything, their medical expenses, life skills training, counseling, housing and food, clothes and supplies.
Thank you for taking time to read this message.
I am grateful for each of you!
In case you missed our announcement on social media, we had a rescue just a few days ago. A young mother with three little girls. Her rescue was four months in the making.