What it Means to Carry Her Cross

Vanessa Lambie

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to carry my cross. We know why Jesus carried his, but what did he mean when he said that to follow him, we must take up our own cross?

And He summoned the crowd with His disciples and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Mark 8:34 (NAS)

For Vanessa, it means using her story to help the other children suffering from sexual abuse. For us, it means helping her by dedicating our lives to Rescue One More.

Sharing her story isn’t easy, but it’s a burden she’s willing to shoulder because she believes God is using her story to end child sexual abuse.

Our team members on the ground carry heavy loads every single day too as they respond to allegations of abuse, rescue children from unimaginable situations, and work to bring them safety, justice, and healing.

We all have crosses to bear. Some are heavier than others, but fortunately, we don’t have to carry them alone.

And they compelled a passer-by coming from the country, Simon of Cyrene (the father of Alexander and Rufus), to carry His cross. Mark 15:21 (NAS)

When you support Rescue One More, you step into Simon’s shoes and lighten our team’s load so they can help more children while working to bring an end to sexual abuse in Uganda.

When you invest in our work, you invest in:

  • Safe housing 
  • Medical care
  • Trauma and emotional care
  • Prosecuting cases 
  • Prevention programs
Your support also ensures our social workers, counselors, mentors, and other team members receive the support they need to continue helping survivors every single day. 

Thank you for the many ways you help us carry our cross.