"I heard about trafficking as a kid, and just kept learning more about it. I was really hungry to understand how something so atrocious could be happening in the world today and nobody was talking about it, nobody was doing anything. As a kid it didn’t seem real or true. I was sheltered and grew up in a free country where you don’t have to face the reality of modern day slavery if you don’t want to. Having that seed planted really young, I remember committing to myself as a 13 year old that I was never going to live a life so selfish that it would prevent me from doing something. I promised myself that, and I still have the same heart that I did then. But even things like that on a practical level... just being justice oriented and seeing oppression of certain people groups... it makes my blood boil. I want to do something, and I want to love those people. I’m just really passionate about freedom, always have been. But I don’t know how to explain the extent of the passion and the draw that I have towards it, other than just to say it’s a calling that I’ve had in my life since I was pretty young. And you know regardless of what people believe spiritually I think that everybody recognizes a sense of calling as humans, like where we find purpose and when we have a draw towards a certain thing that we clicked with, or that we connect with easily that makes us come alive. There’s a lot of things I’m really passionate about. I have a lot of hobbies I invest my time into that I’m really passionate about and make me come alive. But amidst them the only one that to me has an eternal impact is fighting for the freedom of people and souls. So I just think there’s nothing more fulfilling that I could do with my life... so I’m just drawn to it."
I had the honor of interviewing this wonderful woman in between international trips. She goes to very dangerous places in the world and helps very hurt and abused people find a better life from very dangerous and oppressive abusers. She is what I would call a wonderful example of a strong woman.