Thread’s of Hope.
I hear him from the garden questioning Cal about his bracelet. This man with random tattoos. He pats his own pockets looking for a lighter for the endless string of cigarettes. Pointing at Cal’s wrist he questions through lips pinched around the only filter he has…
Where did he get it? Did his sweetheart make it for him at school? Boys aren’t supposed to wear bracelets and doesn’t he know this?
I let the camera fall away from the bird in my focus and walk over to see what exactly is stopping the worker from getting back to my renovation….
Cal always the little professor is teaching a class on the slave trade to this man. He explains how by making these little bracelets it keeps kids from being stolen…sold…. and he doesn’t quite know what happens next… “I think they put them in cages,” his voice chokes, “kids like my sisters age…my age…I wear this bracelet so I don’t forget them. Because I support them.”
The worker takes a long drag filling his lungs with smoke….”Why do you care?” I flinch at the ignorance at this man, the only filter he has is the one on the tip of his Camel lite, it doesn’t stop anything from escaping his mouth.
I know my son and wait.
“This is like their prayer…to get out of the situations they were born in…It’s like I wear their prayer.”
I bought each child in our family a bracelet. I had gone to W.A.R. and brought back the prayers of His people. We are His people and they are no less His people. Each child wears a bracelet and when they pray , even though they don’t know who made this bracelet... they know that it is a thread…. direct back to whomever made it.
So they pray…pray for whoever made this little bit of twisted string.
My seven children pray for the kids trapped in a war they have not created. A war for their lives and their souls… A war where twisting bits of string and sending it out into the world may be the only thing that can spread the awareness…a message to a world…A message they need help.
Threads of Hope.
Christmas is right around the corner. Time for parties and other get togethers…
Would you please ….please think about having a W.A.R. party in your home? church? club?
Please check out their site and get involved.
Getting involved and throwing a party.
Here is the life changing moment I experienced at a recent W.A.R. party…please read the comments. The woman referenced in the picture contacted me … because these are REAL people… the real church in crisis… and