We are calling on Brave Girls everywhere to come together on this extraordinary project of support, encouragement, and love for our brave sisters who have been rescued from human trafficking in Manila, Phillipines.
How to participate: Just create one or more Truth Cards and send them to the Brave Girls Club (links to details below). Melody will personally deliver them to our brave sisters who are now living at an established Safe House in Manila, thanks to our friends at Full Circle Exchange, as well as to some who are still captive. While she is there, Melody will also teach the rescued women a course in Soul Restoration to help them on their way to building a new future for themselves.
- Learn how to create a Truth Card (with photos and examples)
- Print this Free Truth Card Kit (pdf) and create your cards
- Send your Truth Cards to:
Brave Girls Club
5465 E Terra Linda Way
Nampa, Idaho 83687
Important! Must be received by January 5 so that Melody can take them with her to Manila. We know this isn’t much time, but this trip came up at the very last minute!
This Brave Girl Truth Card Exchange is with our brave girl sisters in the Philippines who are for survivors of human trafficking. (Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings mainly for the purposes of forced prostitution and forced labor).
This may sound grim (and it is), but we have to look it in the face because THESE ARE OUR SISTERS, and there are millions of them across the globe in this horrific situation. We have created a plan THAT WE WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF, a way to give them love, encouragement, hope and kindness, but also to help with their soul healing and to help them provide for themselves moving forward so that they can remain free. We will be working with our sisters who have recently been rescued…as we pray that more will be rescued each day.
From the time we learned about the growing epidemic of modern day slavery that is happening RIGHT NOW, we knew we wanted to do whatever we could to help our brave girl sisters to be rescued, to heal and to thrive in the beautiful life that they each deserve. We are beyond excited that the years of planning to make this a reality are now beginning to happen.
Melody will travel with the great people at Full Circle Exchange and will personally visit women who have been trapped in the nightmare that is human trafficking. These sisters have lived as literal slaves in the most inhumane and vile of ways, and who have been rescued and now live in safe houses. Although they have been rescued, the question remains: What happens next? How do they build lives and futures? They each have much healing to do on a soul level. The atrocities of what they have been through are too many to mention, but if you would like to learn more about the worldwide epidemic of human trafficking (modern day slavery) here are some links to educate you.
Melody will be going to visit the slums of Manila on January 8, 2013 as part of a new “human trafficking” initiative with our friends from Full Circle Exchange – an innovative non-profit social enterprise brand dedicated to empowering women to rise above poverty through design partnerships and economic opportunities that are sustainable, holistic and dignified. (Learn more about Full Circle Exchange here)
Melody will be helping these women in two critical ways:
1 – She will be teaching her SOUL RESTORATION curriculum to help them realize their value as human beings, their worth, and their potential to live happy and peaceful lives with their families. (Learn about Soul Restoration online course here.)
2 – She will train them with new skills to create beautiful hand-made things to sell so that they can support themselves and their families and never feel trapped again. In 2013 Full Circle Exchange will launch the “Melody Ross Collection” – a line of handmade eco-friendly greeting cards, journals and upcycled accessories that Melody designs and teaches our sisters to make….things that you will then be able to buy from major retail partners throughout the U.S.
How you can help
We would love to fill their hands with truth cards from their sisters here, so that they know that they have sisters praying for them and thinking of them from all over the world…so that they know that they are not alone.
In addition to visiting rescued women, Melody will also be visiting girls who are still working in this horrific industry, but who feel trapped and not able to leave it. We would love to fill their hands with truth cards, too. So we are asking for hundreds of truth cards…as many as you can send…and we will fill a huge suitcase with them and pass them out to your brave girl sisters of Manila, Philippines…..
Why Truth Cards?
Truth Cards have been a part of Brave Girls Club from the beginning, and we have seen thousands of lives of women from all over the world (including ourselves!) healed in little and big ways from the powerful little truths on each card…cards that they make for themselves…cards that they make for each other. Sometimes it is just a few true and beautiful words that give us all of the hope that we need to keep going…
and just a FEW true words really can make all of the difference in the world…
The idea for Truth Cards came as a way to overpower the awful script that sometimes runs in our head, preventing our souls from feeling whole or healed. Truth cards are little messages of love and truth that are written directly to our souls….telling us the TRUTH when we are believing words that are keeping us from believing the love and truth.
It has long been a dream to create a way to connect with other brave girls from all over the world by doing an exchange of Truth Cards for brave girls in desperate need of reminders of their deepest truth….
…so, Brave Girls….will you join us?
Your art, your truth….may be the VERY WORDS that keep one of your sisters going….what a difference you will make!
Brave Girls Club
5465 E Terra Linda Way
Nampa, Idaho 83687
REMEMBER! We need your truth cards for our Filipino sisters by January 5th so they make it into Melody’s suitcase!!! We know this is a very short time-table. If you aren’t able to get yours to us in time, please still make them and send them…we will have lots more opportunities to use them. THANK YOU SO MUCH for being part of this!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!