Just about everyone has heard the story of Jaycee Lee Dugard, the 11 year old from California who was abducted on her way to school and held captive in the backyard of a registered sex offender for 18 years. She and her two kids were rescued two years ago, and by God's grace, Jaycee was restored to her family. Click here for Jaycee's story.
I watched an interview with her on TV and I couldn't help but shed tears she told her story. Some memorable things she said:
"I remember telling him, 'My mom doesn't have a lot of money and she can't pay the ransom.' I didn't know why else men kidnapped children. I found out why soon."
"I gave birth in the shed in the backyard twice."
~"Your skin looks so young and beautiful."
~"That's what happens after 18 years of no sunlight."
"My best friend was a spider that lived in the corner of the shed. I named her Bianca."
What happened to Jaycee was so upsetting, it seemed unheard of, but the sad reality is that it happens every day. This is a classic example of human trafficking. I praise God for saving Jaycee. If we work together, we can beat human trafficking by God's grace.
6.0 miles for Jaycee
157.52 miles to date.
G.Q., N.H., and S.O.
Because He first loved me,