The worship was so genuine.
I was heartbroken over the reality that many of these incredible witnesses and saints might not make it back to this school next year. These wonderful kids who blessed me and spoke words of encouragement and prophecy over Unseen could, if they returned home, could be sold to traffickers as soldiers, prostitutes and slaves. Without this school and ministry, they would be in those situations now!
As we were interviewing a few of the students today, we heard stories that don’t seem possible, stories of parents dying in land mine explosions, of a boy who can’t go home because he’ll be taken away as a soldier, and of girls fleeing a life of slavery in Burma.
Two girls explained how their mom owed a debt she couldn’t pay. She called the school week after week begging the teachers not to send them home for fear of traffickers taking them as payment. While they were talking, one of the sisters burst into tears, sobbing as she told us that their mom had stopped by that week to tell them she was out of options. She had to return to Bangkok and if she couldn’t leave the girls’ two younger siblings at the school, they would be left in a village with a family friend where they would be at extreme risk of trafficking.
When this story came out in our interview, one of the directors of the school rushed to reach the mom, who had left a few days before. They couldn’t reach her and planned a rescue mission to reach the mom and offer her a job at the school before she lost her children.
This story is the reality that many of these children live, and it’s why this ministry is so vital. Without funds, 27 children waiting to enter the home could be lost, maybe forever.
How can I do more? What can I do to make the end product coming from Unseen more effective as to connect with donors and provide the finances for the other 27 kids ready to move in?
The children wrote their dreams on the wall. Some dreamed of becoming missionaries, video editors, and fashion designers.