This is Lainie and Lalaine's "My Rapha Story"
Lainie and Lalaine are two students who, over the years, felt a stirring from the Lord to do more for the kingdom, but they were unsure of what that “more” looked like. Three years ago at summer camp, they learned about Rapha International and human trafficking. They began to see how fighting human trafficking was the direction the Lord was leading them. However, as high schoolers, they questioned whether they could actually make a difference.
“At the time, we were just two fourteen-year-old girls from a small town. How were we going to use our passion and knowledge to make a difference, to be heard, and to be taken seriously? So, we began to think of ways we could combine our drive to no longer have a lukewarm faith and our new passion for Rapha International to spread awareness about human trafficking and to make it a topic that no one could ignore.”
Being involved in FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), they have had the opportunity to speak on the topic of human trafficking and present to large audiences around their community and the state. The girls were even invited to the Missouri state capital to present to many legislators on the issue. Lainie and Lalaine have won contests at the regional and state level for their presentation, including a $10,000 grant they chose to donate entirely to Rapha International. Their example shows how anyone who is willing can use their God-given abilities and the platform available to them to fight for something bigger than themselves. They are freedom fighters. We are so thankful for the support and passion of these girls and all that they have done for the children of Rapha International!