I am from pots of earl grey tea From home-made chocolate chip cookies and books instead of television I am from the valley amidst snow cap peaks Sticky floors from too many little feet I am from from summer days, log running, cliff jumping, waterfall climbing, and no sunscreen I am from winter nights … Continue reading
We are not the true north strong and free so long as we are so incompetent to provide justice and freedom to those who are exploited. And if this is what happens in Canada, you can imagine things are ten times worse for victims in countries with even less resource.
Hi Everyone! So I have been a bit disconnected from internet, as I have been in Alberta at the YWAM Western Canada Go Conference. It is so beautiful out here, the trees are all lit up with fall colours and the evening sunsets shine with brilliant pink and red. My first time this far into Alberta … Continue reading
Despite not being so well-versed in the language surrounding Canada’s political system, I took 20 minutes out of my day to write a letter of support on behalf of MP Joy Smith’s Bill C-310. This Bill is designed to give prosecutors the tools needed to seek justice against Human Traffickers, both in Canada and overseas. It also … Continue reading
The anti-human trafficking movement in Canada for me is defined by several amazing individuals; people like Tara Teng, who uses her voice and platform for good, my friend Naomi Krueger, who has committed herself to the care and re-habilitation of those who have been enslaved, Jay and Michelle Brock, who work together to build bring … Continue reading
On Sunday, October 30th – Mark your calendars. We will be hosting a coffee and dessert afternoon at the Mission Evangelical Free Church (In Mission, BC) Doors open at 2:00pm and at 3:00pm I will be sharing about all the new things we have going on with Not For Sale Europe. This will be a … Continue reading
I love that line, “The Truth Isn’t Sexy”. I was actually reminded of it today when I was walking through the red light district with a friend, we were discussing human trafficking and he commented on the fact that many of the girls were really beautiful. Many are at first glance, sexy. That is true, … Continue reading
Prostitution is legal in Canada, but pimping isn’t. Running a brothel is illegal, and so is communicating for the purpose of prostitution. Right now 5 judges are trying to decide if these laws should stay, or if they should go… When I think about the situation of prostitution in Canada. I feel a deep shame. In some ways, we have stayed neutral for far too long.
I sit here on Easter Monday feeling full. Not so much physically (although Easter dinner was amazing!), but full spiritually, full emotionally, full of family and friends and full of love. Once again, when we step out in faith, God is faithful to meet us where we are at with what we need.
If you are part of a church community looking for a way to fight human trafficking, Freedom Sunday 2011 is just around the corner! But even more so, if you are in BC, Canada and want to join Miss Canada 2011 in fighting slavery attend Freedom Week, March 6-13 “Because slavery is bad, and we want to stop it!”