What is stirring within you? Now, more than ever is the time to find our voice, break the silence, and speak boldly!

Psalms 39:2-3 “I was muzzled with silence, I held my peace even from good; And my sorrow was stirred up. My heart was hot within me; While I was musing, the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue.”

Ps. 39 has been stirring in my spirit over the last several months. NOW is the time to be a VOICE, not of opinions, but from the passionate fire God has put within us! What fiery passion has He placed within you? We have purposefully gone silent since the Summer of Love event in August. We did this deliberately. Why? Because sometimes in seasons where clarity is needed, we must silence ourselves, not just others! In our noise-filled society, there is pressure to listen to the noise and produce our own. Why do we feel this is the only way to be heard? Maybe it is not about making noise or even speaking up. What if it is about WHAT we are speaking and HOW we speak it?

At 10.18, we focus on being an effective and strategic voice that helps produce change and stop injustice! This is what advocacy is! To be the one that stands in the gap for the sake of another and often says what no one else is willing to say. Several months ago, we became aware of a proposed national change to the foster care system that is extremely disturbing. At this point it looks like this possibility is now likely to become a reality. As we plan for significant changes, our core mission remains the same: “to increase awareness of child maltreatment, mobilize communities, and empower child-centered advocacy.”

We have resolved that we will speak boldly for the voiceless, victimized child: even amid the deafening silence of others! Yet, we cannot do it alone! To be a voice in the noise of society requires strategy, proper execution, and resources to carry out. We cannot do this without you! No matter how small, monthly donations enable, us to expand and grow our impact. Would you consider being a monthly donor today? We cannot do it without you! You can be a hero in these children’s stories! Together, we can be their voice, their advocate. Together we can protect kids!

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