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One of the things I like most about the festive season is the generous and loving attitude that it brings. Everyone seems to come together and there is a real feeling of community, an atmosphere of both kindness and compassion.

 

This year lets make one of our new years resolutions to continue in this spirit, looking outward and finding ways to be somebody else’s light when their path is hidden in darkness.

 

For some of you this may be as simple as holding the door open for an elderly woman or letting other cars in when you are driving to work. Whatever this looks like for you, I would encourage you to pursue kindness and compassion with vigour all year round. It is guaranteed to make you happy and your life infinitely more meaningful and rewarding.

 

If you would like to begin this work now, please read on for an opportunity to support a worthwhile cause that does just this…

 

International Justice Mission

 

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International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. In nearly 20 communities throughout Africa, Latin America, South Asia and Southeast Asia, IJM combats slavery, sex trafficking, sexual violence, police brutality, property grabbing and other forms of violence.

 

The homes the victims of abuse are placed in are usually equipped to provide the appropriate counseling, health care, education, training and social development to set their clients on the road to healing from the horrific abuse they survived.  These facilities are located in a culture that is familiar to the children, where they are among others who are also healing from similar situations of abuse.

 

IJM provides services and follow up to minors rescued from sexual exploitation from the time they are rescued until they become majors and have completed their aftercare program to ensure that they have been fully restored and can be reintegrated into their communities and can live safe and sustainable lives on their own.

 

To help support this worthwhile cause please donate whatever little you can by clicking on the link below:

 

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/accessiblepsychology

 

Wishing you a truly blessed festive season,

 

x X x Jenny x X x