“When the spiderwebs unite they can tie up even the most ferocious lion.” African proverb

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This was the response of an African American woman who had just returned from the March on Washington, in 1963. Having heard Martin Luther King Jr deliver his renowned speech, I Have A Dream, there was a palatable feeling in the air. Hope, joy, and possibility was the collective response of those in attendance and those watching from afar. The world knew that there must be change, there had to be change & they could no longer stand by and do nothing.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”


As we at My Refuge House respond to the issue of modern day slavery we know there is hope, joy, and the possibility of new life for those affected by this atrocity. However, we ask those who hear and see our message, “What are you doing for others?” This is a question that begs an answer. It is one that cannot go unnoticed or overlooked. The issues of the world are calling to us all. Whether it be racism, poverty, lack of education, unclean water, violence against women or human trafficking this list could go on and on. How are you choosing to respond to the needs of others?

We can no longer close our eyes to the issues of the world. You are needed. We are needed. Together like the webs of the spider we too can tie up a ferocious lion, but without you, without me and without us together the lion will not be tied.

Maybe you see My Refuge House as your place to respond, but maybe it’s not. We ask that you would take inventory of your life, place and influence. Identify ways that you can help others. When we walk through this life with our eyes closed, we walk without seeing its true beauty.

Let’s walk together, eyes open and together we will tie down the ferocious lions of this world.

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