I still remember the moment. I had invested six months, hundreds of dollars, and countless training hours leading up to my attempt to run across Tennessee in a 314-run (500K) called Vol State in the heat of July 2016. The first day had been difficult, yet I had managed fourth place and 98 miles by […]
My friend Charles Powell has a heart to show mercy. How does he go about this? His plan is to make it impossible for people to buy and sell human beings in America. His organization, the Mercy Movement, exist to create awareness, educate society, and empower citizens to non-violent actions that reduce human trafficking and modern slavery in our world today.
If you haven’t checked out his organization, I encourage you to do so here. Yes, in full disclosure, I am personally involved with Mercy Movement. I know of no better cause to support than ending slavery. But without Charles, there would be no Mercy Movement for me to stand with to fight slavery.
Ordinary people like Charles are emerging all over the world to make a difference in critical social issues like human trafficking. He is the a great example of a person committed to faith in action, or as I say in this blog, Activist Faith.
Below are a few pieces of information about human trafficking from his organization, along with a video clips we had the opportunity to be on with FOX News recently. Please check it out and do all you can to support freedom today.
What is Human Trafficking?
The recruitment, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of an implied or direct threat or use of force or other forms of coercion or fraud for the purposes of profiting from the labor of those trafficked, frequently involving sexual exploitation and forced labor of an industrial or agricultural nature. Human trafficking is the vehicle through which persons enter the institution of human slavery.
Human Trafficking Statistics