With tears of joy, the young Central Asian woman cried, “Mummy, I love you! I love you!”
Just a week prior, we had Skyped to tell her mom that she had not been allowed to fly home with her children and instead was being detained without them. Those tears had been heartbreaking. For the next week, we battled for a breakthrough to allow this mother the right to take her children home with her.
Through a storm of prayers, legal counsel, assistance from other NGOs, and finally a court order, the breakthrough came. Now with her children in her arms, “Hannah” stood at the gate of the nation and cried tears of joy as she called her mom. The prodigal daughter was returning home with her children after being gone for six years. The celebrations had begun.
The joy we experience in moments like this is indescribable. The battles we fight drain our physical energy and wear on us emotionally, but when the victory comes, it is so sweet that every battle we fought becomes worth it. Seeing a mother and her children freed from exploitation and returned home is an incredible way to end the year!
At the end of this year, we are extremely grateful for your support, which has allowed women and children in America and Thailand to live in freedom. We can go into these dark places and shine the Light, but without your financial support there would be no deliverance from those places of darkness. We can speak words of hope, but without your support there would be no programs of assistance. It is a great privilege to be part of this, not only to see freedom come, but also to see the restoration of so many women through job training, employment, counseling, shelter, reintegration, and repatriation.
There are many more women like Hannah in America and in Thailand who wait for assistance. Would you consider making a donation to NightLight International to enable us to bring freedom and restoration for many more women and children in 2017? It is an investment that brings indescribable joy! We would love for you to partner with us in this amazing ministry.
Give to End the Night. Give to bring the dawn of a new day for women and children in 2017!
Happy New Year!
Founder and CEO