To my dear allies and friends in this fight,
I want to extend my warmest thanks to you for your generous support of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation in 2017. Your dedication to defending human dignity is a personal inspiration to myself and our team, as we are reminded that so many individuals across our nation truly care for the children, the women, and the men who are touched by diverse forms of sexual exploitation. They are not alone, or unheard, because you and I are in their corner.
I am sharing our 2017 Defending Dignity Newsletter to review the remarkable progress your actions – from prayers to signed petitions to donations – have enabled. I hope you will read it, and be encouraged by all the good our combined efforts have accomplished in the past year.
To some our vision of a world free from sexual exploitation surely seems fanciful and impossible. But the impossible can never be achieved if no one is bold enough to try! Yes, we know our vision is audacious, our mission epic. Even so, we are undaunted. Thank you for standing with us.
In the year ahead, no matter the odds, we will kindle new and bigger fires on the watchtowers of hope. With your help, we will be the beacon for all those who long for a world free from sexual exploitation.
We certainly hope to see you at the NCOSE-hosted Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit this April and are counting on your to continue your support in all the ways you can give it!
Sr. Vice President, National Center on Sexual Exploitation