My name is Saysha, I am the Youth Aware Program Coordinator for A.C.T. United. I am a mom to an amazing four year old girl, Noelle, who keeps me laughing and on my toes! I am also a preschool teacher at Christ Victorious Early Childhood Center. Nine years ago during my first year of college, God started speaking to me about human sex trafficking. Although my heart breaks for all victims of human trafficking around the world, Asia has really pulled at my heart strings.
With God’s timing and my obedience by saying “yes” to this calling on my life, I have the incredible opportunity to travel to Thailand for 3 weeks this summer (June 18th through July 11th) with friends of A.C.T. United, Courageous Love Thailand. This organization establishes safe and healthy homes for abandoned, high-risk, and trafficked children in Thailand. I will be in Nan bringing my early childhood education skills to teach English and all the love that God has placed in my heart for the children and people of Southeast Asia. I will also be spending time in Bangkok and Chiang Mai becoming familiar with the culture, building relationships with people, and meeting with other anti-trafficking leaders. I’m very excited that our work and partnership here will continue! I will be assessing the cost to return and build a chicken coup and purchase chickens that will provide a sustainable food source on the restoration home property.
“It is a personal dream of mine and goal for A.C.T. United to see children across the nations empowered to protect themselves from sexual exploitation and trafficking.”
God has called me and prepared me to work for the prevention of child and teen sexual exploitation. I was once a teen girl who didn’t know her value and worth. Having been sexually and physically abused, exploited, and almost a victim of sex trafficking; to becoming empowered, knowing my value and worth, knowing I am loved, and being healed; there is a tenderness and hope I have to share with others.
Thank you to everyone who is supporting me financially and through prayer! Financially, I am still in need of $1,570 to cover travel expenses and to purchase needed supplies for the children. If you would like to give financially please donate by June 18th :
- Online at http://actunited.org/index.php/donate/
- Or you can send cash or check, written to “A.C.T. United”, memo “Thailand,” to:
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Also, please consider partnering with me in prayer for the following:
- Prayer for Noelle and myself as we have never been apart from each other for this long. (que the tears)
- Prayer for those who will be taking care of Noelle: Scott (her dad), Jessica (grandma), Barb (great grandma), and Beth and Bob (grandparents).
- Safe and smooth travels including no issues with lost luggage.
- SPIRITUAL protection. Satan does not want us to walk out our destiny or to see children and cultures free of sexual exploitation and abuse.
- PHYSICAL protection from sickness, injury, heat, and King Cobras (lol!)
Thank you for your partnership and support! Stay connected on our Facebook page, at Facebook.com/connect.actunited, if you wish to share a prayer or word of encouragement and to hear updates from Thailand!
Youth Aware Program Coordinator, A.C.T. United
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