Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day! Please check out the amazing work of Tim Ballard and Operation Underground Railroad if you get the chance today. You can also take an online course to be a Responder in your area to help #StopHumanTrafficking!!

In 2013, the beginning of Operation Underground Railroad was sparked by the story of Gardy Mardy, who was kidnapped from his family. Gardy’s story reached Tim Ballard, who was working as a federal agent for the U.S. government. As someone who led dozens of child exploitation cases, he was devastated when he discovered he could not make this a U.S. case. He made a promise to Gardy’s father and left his government job to begin the search for the little boy.

Although he is still missing today, we will never give up until we FIND GARDY.

To date, we have rescued over 3,800 survivors and assisted in the arrests of over 2,100 traffickers and predators.

Gardy’s story has led to the freedom of thousands.

In his name, we will continue to show the world that no child should ever be for sale.

FIND GARDY

In 2013, the beginning of Operation Underground Railroad was sparked by the story of Gardy Mardy, who was kidnapped from his family. Gardy’s story reached Tim Ballard, who was working as a federal agent for the U.S. government. As someone who led dozens of child exploitation cases, he was devastated when he discovered he could not make this a U.S. case. He made a promise to Gardy's father and left his government job to begin the search for the little boy. Although he is still missing today, we will never give up until we FIND GARDY. To date, we have rescued over 3,800 survivors and assisted in the arrests of over 2,100 traffickers and predators. Gardy’s story has led to the freedom of thousands. In his name, we will continue to show the world that no child should ever be for sale. We are excited to launch our new FIND GARDY hats with @stelehats. 100% of the proceeds support our mission to rescue and care for more children like Gardy who are victims of human trafficking. https://bit.ly/findgardy#FindGardy #ourrescue

Posted by Operation Underground Railroad on Friday, July 17, 2020

Siri-ously…

Wow…

Quarantined man fearful he’ll test positive for COVID-19 asks Siri: ‘How can I get saved?’

A man crosses the mostly deserted 7 Avenue in Times Square New York City during the coronavirus outbreak. | The Christian Post/Leonardo Blair

Social Media Narcissism

God’s Word is truly timeless. Reading through 2 Timothy 3 this morning reminded me of the world I see in 2020. Facebook provides the perfect format for this sort of behavior. It’s sad how history continues to repeat and some cannot break the cycle. Please read the article below when you get a chance!

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

I’m in Love With Myself: The Age of Digital Narcissism