80% of people in the U.S. believe in God. Over 51% of people attend a faith community. That makes the faith community the most powerful community in the U.S. both in numbers and because we have God on our side. The reason why human trafficking is the fastest growing illegal enterprise is because the human traffickers power are highly organized. They have their own social networks where they share how not to get caught, training programs for recruiters, etc. However, the faith community has far more power because there are more of us than they are of them. We just need to organize, collaborate and empower each other. We win when our effort is more powerful than that of the human traffickers. The Mission of Through God's Grace Ministry is to empower the faith community to take action in the fight against human trafficking and to organize their efforts. Through Gods Grace is under Together We Can End Human Trafficking which is a 501C3.
For the most part, many efforts in the faith community are isolated efforts. For churches that want to start something, they would love to connect with active churches. However they don't know who they are. In Southern California, we have connected the faith community in five counties so they can collaborate and mentor each other. Events and trainings are posted so people know where they can become educated on this issue.. You can find out more at this site and use it as a model: https://socalfaithcoalitionsagainsthumantrafficking.org/
Are you working in schools, gang communities, at a clinic or a hospital, etc. Do you drive an uber or are a member of the Rotary, the Girl Scouts, etc. If you have wondered how individuals, organizations, schools, cities and businesses have successfully addressed human trafficking, then this site is for you. https://togetherwecanendht.org/
SoCal Faith Coalitions will be postponing their 3/21 conference entitled "How We Win in the Fight Against Human Trafficking! to the summer, in compliance with the California Governor's request to cancel public event to slow the spread of the Corona Virus.
When we went out and spoke to over 100,000 people, we were asked thousands of questions. Some we knew the answer to, some we didn't. So we went out and interviewed community leaders, non-profits, law enforcement and many others to find the best answers. The book "How You Can Fight Human Trafficking, Over 100 Ways to Make a Difference" was written for speakers, ministry and social justice leaders, pastors, rabbis, task forces, etc. in essence anyone who feels called to join the fight against human trafficking. This book enables one to "hit the ground running." Amazon lets us offer the e-book at no cost four times a year. Those dates are the 15th to the 19th in the months of January, April, July and October. You can find the book here.
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