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 human trafficking2Labor Trafficking in Agriculture

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These people are being held in captivity, in some cases in chains… A couple of workers literally forcibly busted out of a truck in which they were held against their will.  So, the norm there is a disaster, and the extreme is slavery.  And this is taking place in the United States of America.

– Senator Bernie Sanders

Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Is the situation you may have encountered actually human trafficking?   labor traf

The following is a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize the signs.

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Montana high school teacher rapes CONVICTED of raping a 14yr old girl who later committed suicide will face ONLY 30 DAYS of jail time. The judge said the victim was “as much in control of the situation” because she was “older than her chronological age.” THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE OUTRAGED!

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Covenant Friendship Ministries is here for! They are rescuing girls from the sex slave industry and introducing them to Jesus! This is the 2nd largest crime in the world after drug abuse! It is going on in every state in the U.S. Girls as young as 9 years old are being sold into this industry often by their own family members! Please help get the word out by liking this page!

Is it any wonder that we have a major problem with sex trafficking in America? We have a candidate that is using sex in his advertising and is totally demoralizing to women! Do we have to sexualize everything?  Even down to the office of the President of the United States?

This is not about being a Democrat or a Republican this is about standing up for the right of women.  Now we’re seeing an ad that wants young first-time voters to imagine that pulling the lever is like having sex with that candidate. What makes it even worse is that it is endorsed by his campaign! My first time ad is so disgusting!  Pro lifers respond to it. (more…)

You heard my cries again.
We talk often and You understand.
I do not.
I peer through a keyhole,
Focus on a tiny portion of a vast ever changing scene.
I can not see the entire picture
You can.
I will not lose hope. ~Jen

Sex Trafficking in America

“Imagine you are a 13-year old girl. You do normal 13-year-old girl things: go to school, hang out with friends, fight with your mom. Then one day you meet an older guy who promises to shower you with gifts and help you fulfill your dreams in the big city. You trust him and run away from your family and friends to a strange place, and he starts telling you need to start working, need to make money so you can be happy together. Before you know it you are sucked into the world of forced prostitution and sex trafficking. All your money goes to your pimp, whom you thought loved you, so there is no escape, no way to get back the normal 13-year-old life you left behind.” (more…)

−Life doesn’t always turn out the way we imagined it would.
−We have been confronted with loss, been battered in the storms, and sometimes dazed at not knowing what happened.
−We live in a fallen world and it’s all part of living here.
−Regardless of the circumstances we face – there is always hope.
−A hope that is true no matter what we have been through.
−Hope in God whose ways are higher than ours.
−Hope in the future He Promised He has begun to prepare for us.
−Hope that even though the rain clouds have come they will surely bring flowers tomorrow.
−I can’t even begin at this time to comprehend how He will bring this to pass.
−There is no limit to what My God can do.
−All I know is I Believe.

Isaiah 43: 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

~Jen

Human trafficking is a global problem; Considered the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprise. ’09 U.S. Dept.of State estimates that 50,000 people are trafficked into the US annually.

When a friend’s blog post was, I hate traffic I realized there are many other people that God is using to start spreading the word against human trafficking!

We can no longer keep our eyes closed to the human trafficking problem in America. (more…)

PRAISE THE LORD! Pastor Youcef has been released! Held in prison for his Christian belief.  You can read his part of his story here

There was a facebook page set up keeping people informed you can see it here.

My sister Kelly and her husband know him personally and have visited with him in prison.  She did a blog post about several of their friends including him here.

 

And just how far are we willing to stand up for what we believe in? ~Jen

Sometimes my mind just pings back and forth so fast like ping pong balls bouncing off the table.  I start to think of one thought and then before it is completed another one pops in my mind. I really want to learn how to blog….but, oh if you could just take a walk with me inside this mind….

I want to fix dinner tonight and make this delicious dish that I saw on Teresa’s blog at  cant stay out of the kitchen.  Ahhhhh…. And for dessert I may just try these  brownies Judy can cook!  Lindsey always has delicious desserts.  I don’t understand how she’s so tiny & gorgeous!

I look forward to these posts It’s all about ladders!  Who would think to post of nothing but ladders?  A ladder company! Creative thinking!

And humor?  Why couldn’t I be blessed with humor and talent like clotildajamcracker?  Everything she writes is wonderful.

I’ve always admired those who can do a bucket list and go for it. Way to go lesleycarter! She does it all!

Ok! Ok!  I’m trying…I promise!oneanna65 …Breath…Breath…Breath.

I so understand yalandarose. I really think she could be our sister!  If she only knew just how connected we really were!

Cindy Knoke’s holler sure doesn’t look like the holler that I came out of in Ky!  But I love our conversations!

Always interesting post here and I say FIGHT!  nutsfortreasure with all you have!

And do you love this cheerful face?  I DO! beingzhenya And she’s starting a new job!  Woo Hoo!

And is so faithful to pray for us! shofar Thank you!

But my very favorite is my lifelong friend.  It doesn’t take long to understand who the writer is in this friendship!  What a gift God gave me when I was given Renee.

So many more blogs that I love! My sister Kelly and I are just learning how to blog.  We’ll catch on….just hang around!

~Jen

I FIRMLY believe that men & women should dress appropriately but when rape happens it’s time to quit blaming the way SHE is dressed! RAPE IS A CRIME!