Giving The Bright Morning Sun
I haven’t done a significant amount of writing in several weeks now, and I miss it. Posts have been slim here as urgent tasks and heavy life events have kept both my fingers and thoughts occupied apart from blogging. More on that tomorrow. As it is, this post is long over due.
This coming Saturday, Jeff and I will be walking a 5k. We’re not participating just for the fun of it or for our health. You see, the Aruna 5k is an event to raise money and awareness for a horrific problem: women and girls in bondage to the sexual slave trade. Aruna is a hindi word which means ‘bright morning sun’ and is also the name of an initiative in Mumbai, India to end human sexual trafficking. The Aruna Project operates in one of the largest red light districts in Asia — two square miles in the heart of Mumbai — working to free those who are trapped and enslaved — one life at a time.
We participated last year and it was wonderful to see people come out, spread the word, and raise money to help our sisters on the other side of the world. The guy who organizes this event goes to our church and works directly with the Aruna Project year-round so I know the funds raised are put to good use. If you’re interested in sponsoring us, use the form below to contact me and I’ll send you a link to my fundraising page. (I’m not posting the direct link here for privacy reasons.) If we’re Facebook friends, you can also find the link on my page. Of course, if we’re real-life friends, feel free to just email me.