It’s 3 a.m. and sleep escapes me again. Full Story »
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Genesis 2:7 (NIV) Full Story »
My first exposure to the realities of human trafficking took place in hushed tones during a power outage, thanks to the capricious whims of monsoon season and government electricity cuts in a central Indian city of 6 million people. It was the summer of 2005 and I had been living in Pune for over a month when my host sister, Asha*, first started telling me the story of how her younger sister was trafficked to a brothel owner in a desperate, last ditch attempt to keep the family’s rural farm and only source of livelihood from foreclosing. When she tried to run away, Asha’s sister was recaptured, beaten and told that if she attempted a similar feat again, her family’s farm would be burned and her loved ones ruined. Full Story »
Human trafficking is a local and global issue. Men and women alike in our Texas cities and towns are being bought and sold for the convenience and pleasure of others. Full Story »
It’s a fact that human trafficking is…. Full Story »
In April 2012, a human trafficking ring was uncovered in East Texas, of all places. In light of this and upon reading the book Not In My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery, Kay Hatfield, the Women on Mission’s Remix leader at First Baptist Church in Commerce, was moved to action and began a work in her local community on this issue. Full Story »
AUSTIN – The start of the new Texas legislative session provides an excellent opportunity for Baptists to meet the respective lawmakers and share their thoughts on important issues, according to the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission. Full Story »