At Street Hope TN, we are labeling this February the month of love. February is very commonly known for Valentine’s Day, a day when love is celebrated. We want to celebrate love a little differently this month.
We are living in a world that commercializes and exploits the idea of love. A world where vulnerable and at-risk youth are lured into a dangerous world of sexual exploitation and trafficking because of the false love that is often presented to them. In the beginning, perpetrators use false love to create the illusion of love to their victims to lure them in. It appears to be genuine, caring, and hopeful; however, once a perpetrator has the commitment and love of a victim, their “You are beautiful” comments quickly turn into “You are worthless.”
Our 100 Hearts Campaignis to help shine a light on how love plays a huge role in the issue of child sexual exploitation and Domestic Minor Sex-Trafficking. We work to shine a light on the darkness of these issues, to prevent children from ever becoming victims, and we are building a safe home to help restore those who have been rescued.
The true heart behind false love destroys, manipulates, tears down, belittles, and devalues. This “love” says:
No one will ever want you.
You will never be good enough.
You are worthless.
You are nothing without me.
No one cares about you.
You can’t do anything.
Real, lasting, and true love, the love of Jesus, helps restore, build, give hope, bring life, and empower. This love says:
You are valuable. Romans 5:8
You have a purpose. Jeremiah 29:11
You can do all things. Philippians 4:13
You are strong. Isaiah 40:31
You are not alone. Joshua 1:9
You are wonderful. Psalm 139:14
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoice with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
This is the standard of love that we at Street Hope TN abide by. It is our heart and soul that every child would experience and know this love.
Stand for true love. Fight with us.
We want 100 people to GIVE LOVE this month, be one of the 100.
Celebrate love differently this month and help us further our mission!
Text GIVE to 629-219-2853