I attended a seminar on human trafficking last night, sponsored in part by the North Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force. The meeting had a profound effect on me. I can’t recall any time in my life feeling so actively motivated to support a cause.
There are more people held in slavery today that at all other times in history combined. Human trafficking is the second-largest industry in the world (and the fastest growing). There are children for sale right now, as you read this, in northern Alabama. And there are always predators looking for more. There are hardly any places in the world where it isn’t happening.
Ever spent any time on I-20, running right through the middle of the state? That is one of the largest human trafficking superhighways in the United States.
I’m excited about getting my boots on the ground, and I’m going to my first NAHTTF meeting next month. I’m also interested in seeing how my church can get involved. I will have a lot more to say about it in the days to come. The evil is unspeakable; the war against it, daunting. I have to fight. I can’t not. If I have time to do anything in the world, I have time for this.
If you’re interested in knowing more, or finding out how you can get involved, send me email.