Life is cheap

How much would you pay if your child was stolen and a ransom demanded? A million dollars? Two? For most of us, the amount is limitless. I, for one, would beg, borrow and steal to raise however much I needed to have my child restored to a normal life. A free life.

But how about your grandchild, your niece, your best friend’s child? Would you pay to see them free from the hands of a kidnapper? We can’t put a price on a loved one, can we? We can’t put a price on a life.

In Thailand, life is cheap in many ways, and it’s something I’m actually thankful for.

You see, it costs Destiny Rescue, on average, just $1500 to rescue a child.

To rescue a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter. To give them life.

I’m glad the cost of a life in Thailand is cheap.

And you know how much it is to keep that child fed, educated, loved, cared for, per year?

Just $540.

Did you read that? Five hundred and forty dollars.

A romantic weekend get-away conservatively costs $500 on accommodation alone.

A day at a theme park for a family of four is roughly $320, factor in petrol and food, you would get right up close to a $500 spend for the day.

A twelve month foxtel package – average, not the platinum level, for a family is $541.

Am I saying we shouldn’t do these things? No. I’m just saying our priorities are screwy.

Seems to me that life is cheap but we’re still not prepared to pay it.

Won’t you consider sponsoring a Destiny Rescue child or giving a one off donation in order to see a child rescued from the hands of up to 20 abusers each night in a brothel?

Here’s the link for a one off donation.

Here’s the link to sponsor a child.

I’m just asking you to think about it. That’s all. What happens from there is up to you.

4 thoughts on “Life is cheap

  1. I was tempted to skip this post, Susannah. Yeah, you know why. I like my comfy world and I don’t like thinking about others’ uncomfortable and unpleasant worlds, but now I’m thinking. I appreciate your ministry and the challenge to step up.


    • I totally hear where you are coming from Kim. Thank you for stopping to read and think even though it’s uncomfortable…just doing that is an act of bravery. To quote someone from Destiny Rescue – “Why we are there is not very pleasant. What we are doing there is amazing.” Focussing on the good that IS being done helps me cope with the ugly reasons for why it needs to be done. I’ll be praying for you as you think about it 🙂 x


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