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Stay Safe

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Lampheung,16, is an anti-trafficking activist in her rural Laos community.

Lampheung looks around her community and sees vulnerable teens and children.

“Two of my sisters moved to Thailand for work without any practical skills, along with many other young people from my village,” she says.

But Lampheung refuses to become a victim and is helping other young people not fall prey as well. World Vision has set up children’s clubs to teach kids about how to protect themselves, and Lampheung is now a volunteer and advocate with the program.

“At first, I just wanted to learn about the issue, so that I could share important information with my sisters working in Thailand,” she says. “But I developed a strong interest in and passion for it as I continued to learn.”

The words of Psalm 59:4 speak to the plight of trafficking victim:  

“I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!”

God, we’re so grateful for Your protection of Lampheung and the passion You’ve placed in her heart to teach others. Help her and other volunteers reach as many children as possible with this life-saving information. And when kids are in vulnerable situations, bring what they’ve learned to the front of their minds to keep them from danger.

Photo© 2015 World Vision, Nila Douanesouvanh

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