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Stuck in Traffick

Posted by 3D-Outreach on 15 September 2011

On our recent trip to the United States, we met a young 14 year old girl who made a tremendous impact on us. She felt called to help in putting a stop to human trafficking. Here is her story, we hope that it inspires you as much as it did us… to ask: what is God challenging you to do?

Well, it all started when the organization, Triad Ladder of Hope, came to my church one night to talk about Human Trafficking. Afterwards I decided that I wanted to do something to help spread the word about it. So, my Mom and I became volunteers. When we left the first meeting, we started brainstorming ideas for spreading the word. We thought about bracelets, then I chose the slogan for them, ‘Stuck in Traffick’, because that is basically the situation the victims are in, and it ties in with the name Human Trafficking. For the colors I chose Black and Yellow. Black because it’s definitely not a good situation to be in, and yellow because there is hope for the victims. We raised the money by donations and some of our own. So far, the bracelets are selling well!

A little background on Human Trafficking… It’s now seen as modern day slavery with at least 30 million slaves worldwide. It’s the fastest growing crime in the world, and is now the #2 crime in the United States. North Carolina is actually one of the states with the largest number of slaves. The basic definition of human trafficking is obtaining and transporting people by force, fraud, or coercion for the use of physical labor, and/or sexual exploitation. Victims usually look like everyday people you interact with. Most are from other countries such as Latin America, South East Asia, Africa, etc, are brought into the U.S.

So now that you’ve read what its about you can’t say you didn’t know it existed or didn’t know about it. I hope everyone becomes aware and buys a bracelet in support and awareness of the cause. Jesus was concerned about the children – don’t you think we should be too?

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