“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
I mentioned last week about being a part of a teaching on Wednesday nights at church called ‘Counter Culture’ by David Platt.
This past week was a teaching/discussion on ‘human life’ which covered abortion, sex trafficking and the like. Todd, my husband, facilitates the class so he is reading more material than that required of the participants.
After viewing the video and reading the material covered in this particular session, he was overwhelmed at the statistics and facts he discovered, especially in regards to sex trafficking. Not only was he overwhelmed at the statistics, but his heart was breaking for those children who were made slaves to this devastating practice. I can’t remember the statistics, but most of the children made slaves to trafficking are around the age of 9 years old. This fact alone, not to mention all the other ugly details, was one of those things that was so devastating to Todd. He is a PE teacher for classes Pre-K through 4th grade. His 3rd graders are around this age. To imagine this kind of debauchery forced upon these innocent children was just too much to bear.
Right before class on the evening of this particular lesson on human life, I was going through some Young Living materials. If you know me, then you already know I’ve recently fallen in love with essential oils and Young Living is the brand I chose. I chose YL based on the longevity of their company as well as the purity of their oils and their ‘seed to seal’ promise. In reading this material, however, I found even more reasons to love Young Living. The Young Living Foundation provides “wellness and education opportunities to underserved communities” through seven different projects, one of which is the ‘Hope for Justice’ project. The mission of ‘Hope for Justice’ is “to end human trafficking and slavery, in our generation.”
Now, I do not think it is a coincidence that I found this material on the same night that we were to discuss this very issue, and this is just one more reason to love Young Living even more.
I try to do as much research as I can when taking a plunge as big as the one I took when I became a part of the Young Living family of essential oils. I felt as though I did enough research to justify choosing Young Living over other reputable companies, but having learned of their projects to help empower underserved communities has now made me even more sure of my decision.
Of course, anyone who is in business HAS to make a profit in order to survive, but Gary Young, the founder of Young Living, says this: “I don’t make a product for a profit, I make it for a purpose.”
Dory from onebreathatathyme.com breaks down the YLF purpose beautifully by giving insight to each of its projects. Click here to read not only about the YLF purpose but also her backstory leading her passion for it as well.
I’ve shared one of my favorite Bible verses with you before, but I deem it fitting to share it again now:
” … he who waters will himself be watered.”
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Blessings to you today,