Children should be found in schools, not brothels!

It's about that time again. You know the time.... when traffic in the city feels like it's doubled because you have to encounter Big Yellow everywhere you go. Who is Big Yellow? Big Yellow is the school bus and he seems to be everywhere and always, somehow, in front of you slowing down your frantic race to your next destination. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's back to school time. For me, a North Carolinian, it seems way to early to be sending children to school. In North Carolina the summer months are June, July and August. They even passed a [...]

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!

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

Is there really a choice?

What are your thoughts on pornography and prostitution? Do you believe women choose to pursue either? I'm sure you're pretty clear on my opinion on the issue after spending over three years working with survivors of sex trafficking. Shared Hope International defines sex trafficking as: The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age." I have had countless conversations with people on the [...]

By |2013-10-21T08:17:58-04:00October 21st, 2013|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Be alert! It’s happening at home too.

Have you ever been on a mission trip? There’s usually a lot of preparation that takes place before the trip: personal prayer, fasting, building a prayer covering, as well as buying and packing supplies. A friend of mine’s daughter went to Kenya a year ago. They spent months and months preparing her and preparing their hearts; praying over her for protection, provision and to be used by God in mighty ways.  This year their daughter chose to go on a domestic mission trip to Miami where she’s working in the red light district, pouring into children and youth in areas [...]

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