Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sex Trafficking Activists Speak to Mercy Residents

Nancy Alcorn with Liney and David Chacko

The staff and residents in our Nashville home were blessed to hear from Liney and David Chacko, an amazing couple that helps victims of sex trafficking around the world. The Chackos talked to the residents about the girls and boys they have taken in who have been victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia, Indonesia and Vietnam. They also encouraged the residents that God loves them unconditionally and wants a personal relationship with them. Everyone came away excited about what they had learned. Here’s what some of them had to say about the Chacko’s visit:

This message was great! Time spent with God is so vitally important and God is really showing me over and over how wonderful He is. When Liney prayed for me and told me how beautiful I was, it really spoke to me and reminded me how much I am loved. - Bethany


This message gave me an even a stronger desire to seek God. I want to know Him more and more! I feel so excited to live for God and I know that is from Christ! - Becca


This was incredible! I am so encouraged to make God 100% first in my life! It reminded me that God loves me and always has! - Jorey


This message was awesome! I loved when David said God has called me to this place to be a true disciple of Jesus, not just to be in the program. I plan to not be just a hearer of God’s word but a doer of His word! - Jessica

To learn more about what the Chacko’s are doing to help sex trafficking victims worldwide through their ministry, Global Renewal, go to http://www.globalrenewal.org.

David Chacko speaking to Mercy residents

Outreach to young girls in a Cambodian village

Mercy shares a similar vision with the Chacko’s. Over the past couple of years, Mercy Ministries has seen an increase in the number of calls from young women who are victims of sex trafficking. Founder and President of Mercy Ministries, Nancy Alcorn, has felt a tug in her heart to help even more of the domestic victims of this horrific crime. Mercy wants to be a voice that brings light to the disturbing fact that sex trafficking is happening in the U.S. – right in our own backyard. We have launched a new website to serve as a resource for all who are concerned with this issue. To find out more about how you can get involved and partner with Mercy, visit our new campaign website at www.endsextrafficking.com.