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Slavery has always been the height of human depravity

 

"My Justice Journey"

All of the great justice movements in history are undergirded with this spirit and power, and they appear to have one focal spokesperson, such as William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela and many more who have stood in the face of horrific oppression in order to bring dignity to people that seemingly everyone but God had forgotten.  

However, behind every great movement there are literally thousands of volunteers building the momentum, each of which are on their own justice journey.  Subscribe to "My Justice Journey" blog and hear from Freedom 58 answer and wrestle with some of life’s most difficult questions. We also provide updates from our aftercare partners so you can be informed about people joining forces to end modern-day slavery and oppression.

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Feb 2, 2015

Sex Trafficking & the Super Bowl

“Based on my experience I can tell you that the Super Bowl is just another weekend for the hundreds of thousands of sex-trafficking victims in the United States.” says trafficking survivor Annie Lobert. Fox News released this story detailing more of sex trafficking and the Super Bowl.

Jan 26, 2015

Power & Our Choices

Power. What exactly is it? Webster’s defines it as the ability or right to control people or things. Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.“ In every society, there’s some people who are stronger and some people who are weaker. God is always looking to see what the people who are stronger do with the power that they have been given.

Jan 12, 2015

Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings

I am sitting in Kigali, Rwanda listening to a wedding celebration across the street. I love the thought of two people being united in marriage. And that all the couples, friends and family come to celebrate! It is a beautiful thing. But I know that for many women and men this is not a reality. They don’t have much to celebrate. They have been abused or sold into slavery. They have never been respected by a man or loved by a man. They don’t have hope that a healthy loving relationship is even possible.

Jan 5, 2015

Human Strength

Sitting in the same room with a victim of human trafficking and 4 of her traffickers is an eerie experience. I recently did just that. I never spoke with them, but I listened and I learned while the 4 traffickers were sentenced in a federal court to years in prison for their abuse and exploitation of this teenager.

Dec 16, 2014

Beliefs of Young Men

It takes a lot for a boy to become a man. My husband and I have front row seats right now to a host of teenage boys in the process of becoming men. They make me laugh when they turn everything into a competition, warm my heart when they brag about my cooking, and I literally swell with pride when they choose what is right and good. I love my boys more than life itself and most days I love my job as their mother. On the days when they choose the dark over light I am in anguish. Sometimes front row seats are hard to sit and watch from.