February 1st through the 28th I've committed to do one act of LOVE a day for a Valentine's Day Challenge. I'm cataloging the journey on Instagram and if you want to join in simply snap a picture of how you're spreading the love and post it with the hashtag #LavishCommunity. (Why Lavish Community, you ask? Really exciting news coming on that front soon, stay tuned!)
My Feb. 5th “act of love” was writing love letters to survivors of sex trafficking. Think about what these young women must have heard from their traffickers? You're worthless. You're disgusting. Nobody will ever want you again. Nobody will care if you die. You're less valuable than a dog. You'll never be loved.
I am doing my best to counteract those horrible lies with the truth. You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are loved. You are a daughter of the King. You are a light in the world. You are powerful and strong. You are lovely and have a purpose on the earth. You are chosen. You are more valuable than rubies and gold.
Today I went to target, got plain stationery and cute Valentine's Day stickers and crafted lovely cards for these brave women. I spent time in prayer with each card and wrote words of encouragement, empowerment, love, worthiness, joy and HOPE. I have such a passion for these women. My heart burns with the desire to see these daughters of the King know their worth. They have been treated like animals, like property to be bought and sold, like objects. This is my small way of counteracting that evil and telling them they are powerful, holy, beautiful, worthy, adored, and loved.
Will you join me in loving them? It's so simple.
Write 1 letter or 25, and mail them to:
The A21 Campaign 1904 Harbor Blvd, #831 Costa Mesa, CA 92627
I've been a supporter of the A21 Campaign for many years, it's an excellent anti-trafficking organization run by one of my heroes, Christine Caine. To find out more or donate to an INCREDIBLY worthy cause, visit A21 .
If you'd like to join in on the Valentine’s Day Challenge but don't need help getting those creative juices flowing, shoot me an email at NatalieSkeith@gmail.com or DM me your email address on Instagram. I have a tip sheet with 50 ideas for simple acts of love to do throughout the month of February.