Posts Tagged ‘Nicole Bromley’

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!

So I have been absent from the blogging world since Tuesday because I took a few days of vacation up to Columbus, Ohio to see some friends.

I spent almost 12 hours in the airport on Wednesday between my flights, layovers, and then waiting on Melissa’s flight to arrive. It made for a long day, but it was definitely chill and I read a whole book. Can you believe it? But just for those of you who like to read you should check out ‘Here’s to Hindsight’ by Tara Leigh Cobble. (We are trying to get her to CSU in the FALL and I am stoked!)

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So the reunion with Melissa was great! I have not seen or talked to her in almost 10 years. We reunited on the addictive social networking site (aka Facebook) about 2 months ago. She lives out in New Mexico now and was coming to WV to visit her family for two weeks. She invited me to come up and have some fun with them in Columbus. So…after toyin’ with the idea of going I finally bought the ticket and I am so thankful I did! The first night we were there we waited until everyone asleep and then we sat up talking about things ’til 2:30 a.m. It was like we never missed a beat of our friendship though. We went to the Water park on Thursday and then had an amazing trip to Walmart that night (more about that story another day). On Friday, we went to the Zoo

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…and then headed back to the airport to come home.

Here are some pictures of us from Thursday and Friday….

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On Friday, I got to go to Breakfast with Nicole Bromley, Jude Bromley and Jenna Wilson. This was fun to see Nicole again and I got to meet the little guy. I am hoping she might be able to come back down to SC some time to speak. I got a couple of pictures while I was with them too. They gave me some suggested reads to help me with growing in ministering to women at CSU. So I will be picking up a few must reads…. The Blue Parakete, God is Big, People are Smaller,and Organic Church.

Here is my first time meeting Mr. Jude and the reunion with Jenna and Nicole…

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