Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Do you know where you are going for the Fall Semester?

At this point, we are in the process of being able to say that we are officially going to Thailand. We are about 90% sure that is where we are going. If you are NOT using CBU Internet, go to nightlightbangkok.com for information about the ministry we hope to be working with.

a little bit about it-

the problem

Bangkok, Thailand is notorious for it's sex industry where economically disadvantaged women are sexually exploited. Estimates are that 60% of foreign men entering Thailand participate in the sex industry, generating approximately $1.2 US billion annually.

Prostituted women suffer from sexually transmitted diseases as well as other related illnesses:acute anxiety, depression, insomnia, flashbacks, and emotional numbing. Most women are single moms with a 6th grade education from rural and impoverished areas of Thailand who move to the cities in hopes of providing for their families back home.

Fueled by a growing demands, countless women from around the world are victimized by gender inequality, poverty, and cultural obligation, sold into prostitution and trafficked in and out of Bangkok to sustain an increasing global network.

the solution

nightlight is committed to combating the exploitation of women and children through public awareness, emergency shelter services, transformative healing, spiritual discipleship and life skill training by providing economic development and educational opportunities.

nightlight's vision is to share the Light of the world, in both word and deed, to those who live in darkness. Through the art of jewelry making, Nightlight provides an economic alternative by employing women at nightlight design.


Kins said...

Im so glad you finally know where you will be going... well 90% anyway.. I can't wait to talk to you about this fav.... ;)

dawn carter said...

great post. dave and i have been ijm fans/supporters for years and have never heard of this organization you're going with. they sound awesome.

may God bless you as you make a difference for Him in the darkness.

Ryan Christie said...

carly...its good to hear that you finally are nailing some stuff down for your trip. its gonna be weird when your gone...(im mostly just writing this because you told me to...otherwise i would be less formal.)

Andrew "The Sneak" said...

thats awesome im excited for you

Adrian Martinez said...

i saw the jewelery that they make. its really nice. i like it a lot. and its not expensive at all. im going to be the Mr. T of nightlight jewelery. Head to toe baby.

Amy Susan said...

Yes ma'am! It sure is.

Ryan Christie said...

carly...can you please post again...

Jenni said...

I'm with Ryan. I look for a posting from Carly Floyd almost every day (ok that might be a little extreme but...) I love you Carly! Thank you for always letting me be an inconvenience to you and your roommates. See ya soon!