Girlfriendit is a Leadership Development Movement for Women. Rallying You To Remarkable!
The People Problem This is a resource to help you when dealing with problem people in your ministry or organization.
Listening To Your Life Speak This is a resource that can be used for your own personal reflection or share with a group of women. “We may be little, insignificant servants in the eyes of a world motivated by efficiency, control and success. But when we realize that God has chosen us from all eternity, sent us into the world as the blessed ones, handed us over to suffering, can't we, then, also trust that our little lives will multiply themselves and be able to fulfill the needs of countless people?” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Lisa and I were first introduced to the realities of human sex trafficking about ten years ago. Like many, we naively thought “these things” only flourished in third world countries. How could it exist in our state, or our city, let alone in our community? We were paralyzed in disbelief at the horror of it all, but eventually we were ready to ask, “Okay God, what is our role?” Over the past decade, God has given us several roles as activists, advocates, and educators, and we have seen the miracles and transformed lives that God has orchestrated. As Arizona gets closer to hosting the 2015 Super Bowl , this issue needs to be brought to the forefront. On this week’s show, we hope to bring light to this very dark topic; please be aware that it’s intended for mature audiences. Our guest, Chong Kim, will educate us on what really is happening in our corner of the world. When she was 18, she was kidnapped and trafficked and forced to pretend she was only 13 so as to appeal to the clientele. Here is an excerpt of her experience: “I had a gun to my head. The head person that does the trafficking was a consultant with the FBI in Las Vegas. So it was very corrupt. It was an international criminal organization, but the majority of customers were white Americans. And the customers were anywhere between CEOs, lawyers, police-officers, we've even had really high-echelon pastors, different types of men. They were high status; there were even political figures that were there that bought me.” Chong Kim co-wrote the award-winning and critically acclaimed movie, Eden, which is based on her story and stars Beau Bridges and Jamie Chung. Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888 - Call for Confidential Help & Info 24/7