There has been a lot of counting at Mercy Market recently. We’re in the midst of year-end inventory and every single item, large or small, gets accounted for. While always a joy to work with Mercy Market, sheer volume of product can cause blurred vision and numbers distorting into unfamiliar shapes.
Counting has been on my mind in another area. Our partner organization, Remember Nhu, said in a recent email, “There are 27 million people enslaved today with 80% of them being women and children. 1.2 million children are sold every year—that’s one every 20 seconds.” That’s 3 children per minute, 180 per hour, 4,320 per day. These numbers truly make my head swim and heart ache.
One thought in the midst of these wrenching numbers that keeps me grounded is that God sees. He sees and knows and never once loses track. He knows the number of hairs on their head, He keeps their tears in a bottle and has them engraved on the palm of His hand. He cares. And we are His hands and feet to fight for comfort, relief and hope in a world that is hurting.
Will you join us in an effort come alongside both the enslaved and those who work to abolish slavery? For every dollar you spend, we are donating back to Remember Nhu. Purchase $20 of product and we’ll send $5, $30 and $10, $40 and $15 and so on. (New product is being entered into the store this week—so check back often!) Together we can make a difference.
Happy smile from some of those at Remember Nhu, Thailand. To learn more about this ministry, please visit www.remembernhu.org