In 2016 I learned that children in my community were being bought and sold for sex, and women (and men) were being exploited. Since then, I have joined an ever-growing community of folks who are combatting the problem on every level possible.
I had the privilege of joining our wonderful law enforcement leaders, our mayor and great nonprofit leaders at our annual 5 Stones Anti-trafficking Taskforce press conference. The purpose of the press conference is to launch our Trafficking Starts Here (#TraffickingStartsHere) billboard and media campaign in North Texas.
The Lord gave us a vision in 2018 and that vision is a reality that is spreading across the country. Communities are forming taskforce groups and running their own campaigns.
What is missing?
Join us or launch something in your community.
Below are photos from the 5 Stones Taskforce press conference and links to posts I’ve written about my experiences domestically and in Iraq.
Posts I’ve written, resources and websites
Post: Human Trafficking – Rescue them from evil – Prayer in 3D
Post: Iraq: How did I get here?
Post: Welcome to Iraq dude – A wild ride
Resource Page: Church Engagement – How the Local Church Can Combat Human Trafficking
5 Stones Anti-trafficking Taskforce
5 Stones Foundation
I know Christians “shouldn’t” read fiction but last week I decided to lighten up for a few days and read a book my wife had checked out at the library. “DAYLIGHT” by David Baldacci will give the reader a feel for what we are up against when it comes to human trafficking. The truth surrounding Epstein and Giselle will probably never be known, except to God, and I suspect Baldacci’s plot was somewhat a mirror of Epstein’s island and trafficking. “We can’t tell the people the truth, they will lose their trust in leadership.”
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Now, if Christians shouldn’t read fiction, I better throw out my Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings books! (I’ll never do that) Actually, I think any form of Christian expression of beauty, truth and goodness is a gift from God (who is the source of those things). When we engage the moral imagination in the realm of stories, poetry, art or music expression, we honor God. But, your point is well taking, we ought not engage ourselves in foolishness or falsehoods that dishonor God.
Epstein was an animal. He didn’t act alone. There are others running free that are guilty and/or complicit in sexual violence against children and trafficking in human persons (minors). I pray “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24)
We only gain by telling the truth In God’s economy.
Great to see you here! And thanks!