Best of 2010 #3

Posted Feb 15, 2011 by 0 Comments

This article shook people up. And I was no exception. Sitting in a rusty hut and looking into the eyes of a girl that had been trafficked for sex was inevitably going to leave a mark.

Since coming back to the U.S. from Cambodia, I’ve had a lot of time to process and mull over what I saw there. Even so, I still find myself caught off guard by swirls of emotions whenever Sreypich’s photo shows up.

As always, however, mixed in with the pain is a little glimmer of hope. I know that at this moment, Sreypich is living in a safe place. She has begun working with the Daughter’s Project.

Where does true value lie?

And I know that this year, as teenage girls in the U.S. get ready for prom, there will be a few wearing dresses that began in the hands of Sreypich and the other girls in the program. These dresses are a symbol of the hope I have for Sreypich.

She may have lost her “value” in the eyes of her culture, but Sreypich is right now discovering her true value… Her value as a daughter of God!

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This article shook people up. And I was no exception. Sitting in a rusty hut and looking into the eyes of a girl that had been trafficked for sex was inevitably going to leave a mark.

Since coming back to the U.S. from Cambodia, I’ve had a lot of time to process and mull over what I saw there. Even so, I still find myself caught off guard by swirls of emotions whenever Sreypich’s photo shows up.

As always, however, mixed in with the pain is a little glimmer of hope. I know that at this moment, Sreypich is living in a safe place. She has begun working with the Daughter’s Project.

And I know that this year, as teenage girls in the U.S. get ready for prom, there will be a few wearing dresses that began in the hands of Sreypich and the other girls in the program. These dresses are a symbol of the hope I have for Sreypich.

She may have lost her “value” in the eyes of her culture, but Sreypich is right now discovering her true value… Her value as a daughter of God!

Posting this article on Twitter or Facebook for our contest? Use http://bit.ly/f7JVJs

This article shook people up. And I was no exception. Sitting in a rusty hut and looking into the eyes of a girl that had been trafficked for sex was inevitably going to leave a mark.

Since coming back to the U.S. from Cambodia, I’ve had a lot of time to process and mull over what I saw there. Even so, I still find myself caught off guard by swirls of emotions whenever Sreypich’s photo shows up.

As always, however, mixed in with the pain is a little glimmer of hope. I know that at this moment, Sreypich is living in a safe place. She has begun working with the Daughter’s Project.

And I know that this year, as teenage girls in the U.S. get ready for prom, there will be a few wearing dresses that began in the hands of Sreypich and the other girls in the program. These dresses are a symbol of the hope I have for Sreypich.

She may have lost her “value” in the eyes of her culture, but Sreypich is right now discovering her true value… Her value as a daughter of God!

Posting this article on Twitter or Facebook for our contest? Use http://bit.ly/f7JVJs

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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