I saw their faces, I heard their stories. For a brief moment I felt their entrapment. But then I got to wake up. They don’t.
In the beginning felt helpless and did what any millennial would do. I googled.
Was this real? It couldn’t be. Could it? Yes. It was called Sex Trafficking.
I didn’t even know they existed until those nightmares. And now I’ll never stop fighting, raising, speaking up and out until they’re free.
Tyson and I discovered Love146, an organization that works internationally to rescue, heal and educate girls from human trafficking. Broad-scoped, no ties, but a baby step in the right direction.
In 2012, I met a girl in LA and discovered she ran a girls home in the Philippines called My Refuge House. We partnered with her to get letters and support directly to those girls, and received the sweetest little bracelets of thanks in return. Narrow-scoped, handwritten hope, picking up pace.
In 2014, Lindsey Fischer, founder of All Worthy of Love, waltzed her little self into our lives, casually mentioned over an office lunch, that she was thinking of starting one of her outreaches that feed and love on the prostitutes of Austin, Texas. No-scope, just dirt, grit and tears all up under our fingernails.
Every week we show up.
Every week they’re one day closer to freedom.
“All Worthy of Love is a justice focused non-profit in Detroit, MI, Austin TX, and Indianapolis, IN that reaches out to men and women enslaved by street-prostitution.
Our mission is to restore broken dwellings, based on the teachings of Isaiah 58. We work in a three stranded cord; prevention, rescue, and restoration. We prevent sex-trafficking through awareness.
We promote awareness through various speaking engagements at local churches, schools, and small groups to educate the community of modern day slavery. We rescue victims of trafficking through weekly outreach.
We restore victims of trafficking through partnerships with local organizations that offer safe housing and restorative care.
We believe the Church is God’s answer to injustice.”