There is much talkabout human trafficking overseas, but according to the US State Department, child sex-trafficking is a $32 Billion annual industry in the United States! It is estimated that there are 200,000+ children used for prostitution here in the “Land of the Free”. Once rescued, there is a gross lack of appropriate aftercare and these children end up being shuffled into foster care or detention centers, often being treated as criminals, instead of the victims they are.

My song, “Daddy’s Girl” is a song about injustice. It is saying that it’s ok to be angry; there is a place for righteous indignation! But in our anger, don’t sin. (Ephesians 4:26a). We are to hand the injustice over to a strong and protective Heavenly Father who tells us that vengeance belongs to Him! (Deuteronomy 32:35) He tells us to call Him Abba (Daddy!) Father. (Romans 8:15)

I can think of no greater injustice than the atrocity of child sex-trafficking. The evil being committed against these innocent children makes me angry and motivates me to ask the question, “What can I do?”

A friend of mine named Debbie, together with her husband, have been foster parents to over 70 children. She became aware of this problem when three girls came to their home who had been trafficked. God put it on her heart to begin the ministry Oasis of Hope located in Central Pennsylvania. OoH is a non-profit ministry building faith based homes for girls to live in once rescued out of human trafficking here in the United States. I am honored to have served as a member of the board and therefore can vouch personally for the integrity of this ministry. Our girls will be educated, given health care, counseling, and love, and most importantly, find restoration through Jesus Christ. They will learn that they are “Daddy’s Girls” as Romans 8:15 says, “You did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the spirit of adoption. And by Him we cry “Abba” Father.”

I have a heart for people who are hurting, as much of my music writing began from a place of pain. I believe that one of the best ways to heal is to reach beyond ourselves to help another who is hurting more. I wanted to give my audience an opportunity to do just that, thus the “Daddy’s Girl Campaign” was born.

It’s simple really: Buy a shirt based off the song Daddy’s Girl. The front has a picture of a girl sitting on the strong arm of God…protected. The back says, “I Call Him Abba” (lyrics from the song), references Romans 8:15, and points people to this site to learn more about what we are doing and how they can help. All proceeds from the sale of the shirts benefit Oasis of Hope.

To learn more visit oasisofhopeusa.org and go to Debbie’s blog at debbiesoasis.blogspot.com.

I hope you like my shirts. I hope you wear them with pride. I hope you tell people what they are all about. I hope you are motivated to ask the question “What can I do?” I hope that Oasis of Hope can keep building more homes to restore victims of human trafficking, one life at a time.

Thank you!

For His Glory,

Shelleen
Big thanks to my friends at Unlimited Screen Printing for giving us a generous discount on the Daddy's Girl shirts!