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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

lost innocence

When you pray to God every day to protect your family.  
You leave it with Him to do just that. 
Somehow, evil and wickedness will find its way to bring darkness. 
It happened. Evil came, as did darkness. 
One of our girl’s lost her innocence. She is only 9 years old.
to protect her identity

She was offered $2.00 by her predator to keep quiet.

To not say a word. To tell no one.


Thankfully, she didn’t listen. She came forward and shared this awful story with her mother. And in that spirit, today, I share this awful story with all of you.

Because we won’t accept hush money either. And this story needs to be heard. 

FACT. For every 3 Filipino children, one child will experience abuse. 

Not us. It will never happen to one of our girls.

But it did.
  All of us are deeply affected and disturbed by what happened. 
As are all of the staff and families of F.L.A.G.
Personally, I feel helpless. angry. confused. saddened.  How could this have happened?
Please help us heal.
Pray for her and her family.
And if you feel the need to help further, donate $2.00 to F.L.A.G.
 all monies collected will go directly to her family.
The $2.00 in offered hush money need not be remembered as that. 

Please know, there is no obligation whatsoever but for those who have asked, your small change CAN make a difference.
"Be the CHANGE you want to see in the world"
- Mahatma Gandhi

i love your thoughts and comments, to protect her and her family, please refrain

from using any names. Thank you!

With love and blessings,
Thank you Susan for helping me write this story.


The Detox Diva said...

I wish I didn't hear stories like this as often as I do. Living in the Middle East and travelling like I have I saw just how commonplace it really is, yet it is no less tragic!! Sharing the story in hopes it gets heard!

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Mommys Juice said...

Such a sad story. Prayers to Erica & her family.

Shannon said...

So scary! We all say that - it will never happen to us. I watch so many crime shows, and pray every time that nothing like that ever happens to my family.

Marina@EBMR said...

Poor baby. I'm glad she came forward, Prying the LORD heal her inside and out. :(

Karen Dawkins said...

Erica is so courageous. May God bless her with peace and His healing. May God bless you and watch over you as you provide a safe haven for these girls.

mail4rosey said...

Stories like this always pull at the heart strings and make your heart just ache. It's wonderful that you're reaching out to make a difference.

TheMomsGroup.com said...

what a brave girl, prayers go out to her and her family. As a parent this makes me angry and sad all at the same time.

Courtney G said...

These types of stories really turn my stomach. I just can't imagine the people on this planet who do these things to children. Thanks for sharing to help, and I hope there is some way to heal.