I was in high school when I first heard of modern day slavery.
I was at a youth group conference, and one of the workshops was about human trafficking. As survivors stood in front of me bravely telling their story, I knew that I would spend my life fighting the monstrous practice of modern day slavery.
Sometime after this, I stumbled across Love146. Their story of the little girl with defiance in her eyes resonated with me, and crushed me simultaneously. No child should have to endure what she was living every day.
I had to DO something, but what? Tread on Trafficking seemed like the perfect way to get involved.
I wanted to do something that challenged me—something that said, “these children are WORTH it!”
So this year, I committed to run, walk, and bike at least 250 miles in two months. This means I will be treading over twice what I currently walk each day. It won’t be easy. It will mean going out in the rain, staying up late, and probably developing some blisters along the way. But with each step, I will know that each mile is helping young children will receive the healing, shelter, and love that they so desperately need.
I have learned that defeating this monster called human trafficking requires not only passion, but also action.
Talking about the injustices, the horrors, and the heartbreak is important, but don’t stop there! Provide a way for people to get involved, whether that is through donating, starting more conversations, or setting your own Tread on Trafficking goal! I am so excited for this journey and what it will bring. I hope you will join me!