At night I am awake with anxiety.
“What are you doing going to SE Asia when you are a mom of small-ish children? You are being foolish. Stay home. Stay safe.”
During the day I’m excited, thinking about adventure and possibility and hope and light in dark places.
I feel overwhelmed and overcome and maybe just a bit crazy, but the thing is, I believe I’m supposed to go, so I said yes.
My husband said yes.
My dear friend who will watch our children during the day said yes.
And so, I’m going. I’m going to SE Asia with The Exodus Road in April to learn first hand about human trafficking.
I’m going with The Exodus Road because after reading Laura Parker’s book on the organization she and her husband founded, I couldn’t not be a part of what they were doing. I trust them. I believe in their hard, gritty, hope-filled work, and it’s an honor to partner with them.
I’ll be leaving next week (NEXT WEEK!), and I will share with you what I learn. I’m going to listen and observe and ask questions and tell stories about it all here on the blog. And I’m hoping that you will join me in being a part of the light that pushes back against the darkness. So come with me? I’ll also be posting about my trip on IG (you can follow me at Instagram.com/sarahmaewrites) under the hashtag #TheExodusRoad. You can read more about the trip and the other people going by heading here.
Friends, I’m excited and nervous and grateful to be going, and I pray it matters. Pray too? Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.
The Auction Block on Our Watch (How I came to know about The Exodus Road and why I am such a believer in their organization)
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