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I had to hold off on posting “Make it Count” until Tuesday this week because today (1.11.11) is “National #HumanTrafficking Awareness Day. Let’s each do our part to #endslavery.” (@1nicolebromley)

Nicole Bromley is a dear friend of mine who I met at CSU a few years back. She has a story to tell about childhood sexual abuse, but through her testimony and the seed of passion planted in her heart by the Lord she is an advocate for Human Trafficking. Last summer she traveled to Africa to speak to government officials and the people about ending sex slavery. She shared her book(s) with them and during this time the Lord opened her mind and heart to see that her story is bigger than she had realized. It was the very thing that would lead her to “breaking the silence” among the human beings being sold into sex slavery. I am so grateful for Nicole’s ministry and friendship.

There are numerous ways you can learn about what is happening in America and around the World when it comes to sex slavery and human trafficking.

Check out http://www.onevoiceenterprises.com to find out more about  Nicole and her ministry. More importantly…you can be a part of the change by getting your very own “i am one voice…” vneck tshirt (http://onevoice.bigcartel.com/)

The 268 Generation group (aka Passion) have partnered with Word Made Flesh and the International Justice Missions to stop sex slavery by rescuing and helping the girls through programs for healing. At Passion, 100 college students gave $36 each to provide FREEDOM and future for 1 girl in Bolivia. Also, 150 college students gave $30 each to cover the cost of ONE undercover rescue operation that would bring 15 girls to FREEDOM. You can find out more on DoSomethingNow.com

Another national group that is working end slavery is http://www.love146.org. You can follow them at @officiallove146.

This Fall we went to Asheville, North Carolina and worked with a group of people who are passionate about rescuing and bringing awareness to the issue. Check out The Hope House in Asheville, NC and The R12 Project (based out of Biltmore Baptist Church).

Other tweets today:

@1nicolebromley A very difficult piece of a friend’s trafficking story was in an article yesterday: http://exm.nr/eu94O5 Pray for her.

@officiallove146 Is the anti-trafficking movement the new black?http://fb.me/P6icZx8r

@roblove146 Ending #humantrafficking is not idealistic or naive. It is audacious. And it is people of audacity who change the world.#endslaverytoday

@officiallove146 We wear her number with honor, with sorrow, and with a growing hope. Represent 146: http://love146.definingapparel.com/

What will you do to save a child, girl, human from being trafficked in sex slavery. Make your life count today! Make their life count today!

This little boy will receive a surgery because of those who gave at Passion 2011. The goal was to pay for 50

surgeries at $50,000 and after 4 days there will be 141 surgeries paid for in Uganda.

For more information on how you can get involved in helping…go to http://www.dosomethingnow.com.

 

Opening one person’s eyes at a time…to the raw fact that sex trafficking is in AMERICA and happening every few minutes!

So this weekend I went with the group of students from CSU to Asheville, North Carolina to help with Sex Trafficking/The Hope House by bringing awareness and the TOUGH truth to LIGHT.  I have put together a video of our trip and it will be posted soon.

But I believe it is important to note that when I first left for the trip I was not excited nor was I passionate about going to combat Sex Trafficking. Once I learned some facts on what is happening right here in our country, in our state and even in our zip code…I was astonished that we’ve allowed girls to be degraded so quickly and so frequently.

I might have have a burning passion to go out and rally against this social injustice, but I am not involved with opened eyes. I believe that it happens one person at a time. So once you’re made away then you should tell the story to help others become aware.

Today I tweeted a quote from Christine Caine (from Hillsong Church) that says, “Hope is not wishful thinking, it’s confident expectations! When our leadership steps from passion 2 obligation then we’ve lost hope.” I believe this is what has happened to AMERICA. Our leaders act out of obligation and so the People have lost their hope.

Check out http://www.hopehousenc.com or www.theR12project.blogspot.com. for some more information on how you can help.