Sex Trafficking: How WE can help end it

Proverbs 31:8 has been on my heart recently:

“Speak out on behalf of the voiceless, and for the rights of all who are vulnerable.”

Sometimes I get so caught up in doing “Christian things,” that I forget about the things that truly matter. I forget that God calls us to speak up for those who have no voice, and for those who are being mistreated.

This week, I want to talk about two ways we can do this:

Today: A video on sex trafficking with 7 practical things we can do about it.
Tomorrow: A video called “A White Girl’s Questions about Black Lives Matter” with 2 challenges.
Thursday: The #EndItMovement Will you join me? 

Today: Sex Trafficking

Slavery. We’ve heard about it, but it’s easy to think, “That doesn’t happen anymore,” or, “That doesn’t happen here.”

Only, it does.

  • More than 20 million people around the world are caught up in modern day slavery: human trafficking.
  • Approximately 2 million of those are children being sold for sex.
  • It’s estimated that 300,000 underage American are lured into the commercial sex trade each year.

Proverbs 31:8 says to speak up for the voiceless, and to speak out against injustice. But what can one person do to make a difference?

I’ve often felt totally helpless and powerless. That’s why I started learning more about sex trafficking, and looking for practical things that I could do to make a difference in my everyday life — right in my hometown.

Today I want to share a few stories with you — stories I’ve heard from women who have been rescued from sex trafficking right here in the U.S. — along with 7 things you can do (yes, you!) from the comfort of your home.

Check out the video above, and then join me on social media THIS THURSDAY (2/23/17) to raise awareness with the #enditmovement. Simply mark your hand with a red “X” & post a photo on social media to #enditmovement. This serves as a conversation-starter for your followers and friends.

Together, let’s speak up for the voiceless and help change our world.

More Resources:

Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/

Love 146: https://love146.org

A21 Campaign: http://www.a21.org

International Justice Mission: https://www.ijm.org

TraffickCam App: https://traffickcam.com

Bags of Hope & Jasmine Grace: https://jasminegrace.org/bags-of-hope/ — contact them if you’d like to host a Bags of Hope party!

Learn more about porn & sex trafficking: http://www.rescuefreedom.org/get-invo…

Learn how sex sometimes buys survival for runaways: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/…

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