Thursday, June 9, 2011

EST News!!!

Mercy Ministries’ End Sex Trafficking initiative is excited to be a part of the “Trafficking In America Conference” at the Holiday Inn Opryland in Nashville, TN, this weekend, June 10-12, 2011. The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness and mobilize efforts to combat the issue. Mercy Ministries Executive Director of Communications, Eve Annunziato, will be presenting about the work being done at Mercy Ministries and sharing stories of Mercy graduates who were enslaved but now have true restoration and freedom in Christ. Eve will also be encouraging people to get involved in helping Mercy end sex trafficking one victim at a time.

By supporting Mercy, you provide a safe place to live, Biblical counseling, life-skills training and transitional care for victims of sex trafficking. You also help us give them a voice, so America will know the truth about this horrific crime. While awareness is important, it is the love of Christ that will truly transform the lives of these victims. To find out how you can partner with us to bring hope and healing to these hurting young women, go to www.endsextrafficking.com.

There is still time to register for the conference and learn more about how to join this fight for freedom. For more information about the “Trafficking in America Conference,” go to http://traffickinginamericaconference.info/.

Billboard campaign targets child sex trade in Seattle
By Joel Moreno - KOMO News

SEATTLE -- One teenager's story outlined in a new billboard campaign is unmasking the child sex trade that's taken root in Seattle. Girls as young as 12 are being trapped into a violent lifestyle they can't control.

Former U.S. Rep. Linda Smith is using these testimonials to push for more trained professionals who can identify at-risk girls and save them from the streets. "We are creating training materials for you that can be used by anybody, all or in part. We're creating short videos that can be taken back to wherever you are," Smith said. The awareness campaign is starting here in Seattle with billboards that depict how young girls are trafficked and tortured nightly. READ MORE...



Conference Call

Be sure to call in and join us for a free 30-minute conference call on Thursday, July 21 at 11:30 AM EST. We will be launching a new End Sex Trafficking initiative that includes our Freedom Teams. If you would like to be a part of a Freedom Team, go to www.endsextrafficking.com. For more information and to RSVP for the conference call, email kmontgomery@mercyministries.com.