Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Somewhere, somehow, someone is going to read this, and someone is going to care.
Maybe not you, maybe you’re not part of God’s plan to free the slaves in this world.
Maybe you don’t feel their pain. I do, though.

I think of the pain that these people feel every moment of their lives and
I can nearly feel their shackles cutting through the skin on my own wrists.

I think of the horror that little children all over the world are forced to fight battles,
to kill human beings,
and I cry.

I want to scream.

I want to hit something.

I want to stop this horrible reality that is slavery in our world today.

You might not believe me, I didn’t believe it, but it’s true.
I’m not talking underpaid workers, or child labor.
Those things are wrong, but that’s not slavery.
I’m talking about people owning people and forcing them to work.

This is slavery and it is real.
This is slavery and it is the life that at least 27 million live every day right now.

Please educate yourself about these atrocities.
Please don’t push it aside.
Please don’t act like you’re too small to make a difference.
Do me a favor and read what this site has to say about slavery,
and then check this one out, too.
 Please don’t sacrifice their lives for your ease of mind.
Yes, it’s a hard truth to read about, to learn about.
But it is truth,
and we must learn about it so that we may change it.

Over and out,



  1. Wow...I mean, wow. I knew it sort of still existed today, in the form of sex trafficking, but I didn't know it was really that bad.
    I will be praying for the slaves. <3

    Are you thinking about doing a Persuasive on it? I might consider it if you aren't...

  2. I'm not planning on it. I really thought about it, but I have another Persuasive idea =) A friend of mine is considering an Illustrated about Child Soldiery, but no Persuasives as of yet.

    I'm so glad that you read this, Emily, and that you feel convicted.

    I'm going to have to watch your speech =)

  3. I'll think about it...I'm still trying to figure out what speeches to do this year, but this is definitely going on the list of possible persuasive topics.=)

    What's your current persausive idea, if I might ask? I didn't end up seeing yours last year, although I really, really wanted the time I got done watching my siblings' and friends' speeches(and performing my own) every round, it was too late to see yours. I heard a lot about it, though, and that it was really, really good. Keep up the awesome work with the homeless! They need someone like you, and most of them need God even more. =)

  4. My current idea for a Persuasive is one about using every second of our lives as if it were our last. My cousin wrote a poem about this the year before she died when she was hit by a car.

    This is so funny! "Emily said... Emily said... Emily said... Emily said..." If anyone else is reading these comments they're probably a little confused... =)

  5. wow...that would be a really, really amazing speech topic. Especially with that story. Good luck! =)

    Hahaha, Ikr? LOL