In 2012 I learned about human trafficking when I was on a road trip with my mom and dad to a wedding of a close family friend. My mom was reading Passport through the Darkness and as she read about women and children being forced to do horrific things against their will, it was a turning point for me. I looked out the window of the car at the scenery flying by and prayed.
I said to Jesus, “this isn’t ok.”
He said, “I know.”
I said, “something needs to be done.”
He said, “yes.”
Since then my life has never been the same.
People often ask me, “Why Trafficking?”
I have started to answer, “Why not?”
I am passionate about ridding the world of exploitation and human trafficking. Slavery shouldn’t exist today.
But, even more, I am passionate about those of us who know Jesus to show up like him in the world. To shine his light and his love. I believe that Jesus would want us to be about living in freedom and then bringing freedom to those who are in bondage.
This is what drives me in my work with Stories Foundation. I believe that each of us has a part to play in fighting for freedom. And that maybe we can start by buying a sandwich or cup of coffee.
At Stories Foundation, we believe every person has a story and every story has value.
We exist to empower communities to end the cycle of human trafficking by starting and supporting social enterprises that raise awareness, offer opportunities for economic independence for survivors and fund the fight against human trafficking.
Currently Stories Foundation operates the Freedom Food Truck and Storyteller Catering. In the future we hope to operate a Cafe and sell food products. All with the goal of spreading awareness about human trafficking and empowering people to make a difference through purposeful purchasing as a first step. Learn More.