What can I do?

Brooks Bello and President Jimmy Carter Have you ever sat in a room where you instantly felt like you crashed a grown-up party, no matter how old you are? I felt that way this week. Monday and Tuesday I had the honor and privilege to attend the World Summit to End Sexual Exploitation held at the Carter Center. Ambassador Swanee Hunt There were 31 states and 11 countries represented at this Summit. Some of the early pioneers in this fight, like Linda Smith of Shared Hope International, Rachel Lloyd of GEMS, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and Melissa Farley, [...]

FRONT LINE FRIDAY with Hillary DeJarnett of the Salvation Army

It's FRONT LINE FRIDAY! How many of you have seen the bell ringers outside of Walmart, Target and such? Do you know who they represent? The Salvation Army. Now the Salvation Army has been around a while, like since the late 1800s. You can read more about their formation here. Did you know they are in the fight against human trafficking? In Atlanta, there is a Salvation Army campus called the Kroc Center and housed inside it is Haven ATL, which is the anti-trafficking arm of their ministry led by Hillary DeJarnett. Today, you have the pleasure of getting to [...]

By |2014-12-05T09:25:27-05:00December 5th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Front Line Friday!

Today is Front Line Friday and I have been asked by some of you to share my story, how I came to be involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America. So, in response to your inquiries, our front line guest is yours truly. I will keep to the general format of the day, answering some of the same questions I have asked my other guests. I hope you enjoy. When did you first hear about the issue of sex trafficking in America? It was May 2010. I was coming to the close of four years of workings for the Fellowship [...]

By |2014-09-05T07:42:21-04:00September 5th, 2014|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Front Line Friday!

It's Front Line Friday and I'd like to introduce you to Jeff Shaw, the founder of Out of Darkness. Their mission is: to reach, rescue and restore all victims of commercial sexual exploitation, so that the glory of God may be known." I first met Jeff in 2011, when Out of Darkness was an idea. Since then, he has established Out of Darkness and it has become a beacon of hope for victims of sex trafficking in the state of Georgia, as well as others outside out Georgia who contact them. Jeff has a passion for Jesus and to see [...]

Who will win the Superbowl?

Are you planning to watch the Superbowl? Who will you pull for, the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos? I don't have a pony in the race, but I will probably watch some of it for the commercials alone. Superbowl commercials are legendary. Advertising firms work endless hours trying to perfect commercials people will be talking about long after the Superbowl is over. They're looking for the perfect scenario to wow you and leave a lasting impression. Leading up to Superbowl another group of people has been trying to grasp your attention and leave a lasting impression as well.  Those [...]

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