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For all the little Levis

Goal: Raise $1000 for Street Children in Asia

For all the little Levis

Goal: Raise $1000 for Street Children in Asia

$310

raised

$1000

goal

31%

Message

I love Thailand for its delicious vegetarian rich curry dishes, the tropical beaches of Phuket and the glorious animals of the jungles. But with an estimated 400,000 CHILD prostitutes sold in the sex trade and forced to sell their bodies, the beauty of the country is overshadowed by their blood, sweat and tears. These children are no different from my son Levi.

When I taught ESL one summer in a small Karen village in Northern Thailand, the children all lived in a boarding school which housed over 200 students. Children from neighboring villages and those who did not have homes, lived at the school year round as they learned, lived and laughed. My time in this village was short but the experience was unforgettable. Young girls in Karen villages are commonly sold in the sex trade, either as a means of providing their families with money or processions. The children I taught at this school were protected from such exploitation, perhaps only temporarily, but they were at least given a fighting chance. In North Thailand, it is believe that 54% of the sex workers ordinate from this economically poor region and this includes the Karen villages where I stayed.

Child sex tourism is an epidemic in Asian, fuelled by Western and European men. In Cambodia, I shared a taxi with a US military officer who flew from Bangkok, Thailand to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for a weekend of sexual exploitation. He was vague divulging details but his intent was clear. The age of his likely underage victims unknown. This memory sticks out in my mind because he was a husband, a father, an officer and a man no different from any other man I know. Now imagine Levi or your child in this situation....

Thank you for your generous donation! YOUR donation will provide food, shelter and protection for children in need.

Patricia (and Levi)

DONATIONS TO CAMPAIGN

$50.00USD Anonymous

11/11/12

$20.00USD Ian

11/03/12
Great Cause

$100.00USD Anonymous

11/01/12
What a wonderful cause Trish!

$20.00USD Anonymous

10/17/12

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Street Children

Give a safe haven for vulnerable children

Many cities in Asia are rife with children who live alone on the streets. These children are vulnerable to kidnappers who sell them into bonded labor and the sex trade. Those who avoid kidnappers fall into gangs, drugs, and alcoholism. They know only distrust and pain; every day is a struggle to survive.

Your donation supports the ministry of GFA's street children homes. These homes provide the children with shelter, education, and food, as well as a message of Christ’s love.

You can change these little lives forever.

About Gospel for Asia

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES IN ASIA

Since 1979, GFA has existed to fulfill one passion: seeing communities in Asia discover the same joy, hope and lasting peace we’ve found in Christ.

We serve to equip missionaries to minister throughout Asia. The projects funded through myGFA each play a significant part in helping missionaries serve more effectively and in transforming communities with the love of Christ.

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Donations

Name
Amount
Date
Comment
Anonymous
$50.00 USD
11/11/12
Ian
$20.00 USD
11/03/12
Great Cause
"Great Cause"
Anonymous
$100.00 USD
11/01/12
What a wonderful cause Trish!
"What a wonderful cause Trish!"
Anonymous
$20.00 USD
10/17/12
Patricia
$100.00 USD
10/17/12
From Levi Sharpe
"From Levi Sharpe"
Daniel
$20.00 USD
10/17/12

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