Hearing Her Story- Unshackled

March 14, 2017 by Lexie Schwarze | Ministry Thailand Sponsorship Program, Life Impact Ministries

She spoke…we heard and responded!

On February 21st, Woodside’s anti-human trafficking ministry, Unshackled, held an event with a Survivor who shared her personal story.  She educated 100 people that evening by giving us a fresh perspective on how human trafficking can take on a variety of different forms. She had a unique story as she was trafficked by her brother-in-law beginning at the age of 12.  Her emotional story was hard to hear but was a victorious one as she escaped, overcame it, and received emotional healing all by God’s grace. This was a process, though, that did not happen overnight.  There was a lot of recovery needed from the physical abuse, the mental abuse, and the emotional abuse. Today, as a result of her healing, she is happily married to a very supportive husband that treats her as a woman ought to be treated.   She now shares her story in hopes to help other victims seek rescue and recovery.

We also heard from one of our partners, All Worthy of Love (AWOL).  We asked individuals who were attending to bring items to help pack hygiene kits to give to vulnerable women on the streets.

The response and generosity to this cause was tremendous.  There were 500 hygiene kits put together by over 100 generous givers!

Unshackled wants to thank EVERYONE who came out to our February 21 event! It was a successful night led by our courageous speaker. Her passion to help other human trafficking victims/survivors and also help spread awareness by sharing her testimony left many moved and inspired. We can’t thank you enough for sharing your story!

We would also like to thank All Worthy of Love for speaking, educating and demonstrating what it’s like to love like Jesus loves.

Finally to all that attended, GO YOU!! Becoming aware, educating yourself and continuing your involvement in ending human trafficking is the ONLY way the darkness will fade away. And YOU’RE part of this movement!

Join us for our next event, our Unshackled Underground Church on Friday, April 28! You won’t want to miss it!

In Christ,

Unshackled Team

 

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