Category Archives: Organizations

Unearthed: An Update

A week ago, Joy started a blog hop addressing Twelve Causes for Christmas, giving us a reason to come together during the Christmas season and do something for the less fortunate, as Jesus did for us during the first Advent. You can hear more of her heart behind this on her first post of the series. I am grateful to be able to be part of this by relaying Jacob’s story of being an unwitting part of sex-trafficking below, and Tony’s experience and focus in preventing sex-trafficking.


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Unearthed

Growing up in school, we all learned of the tragic period of American history when our country was fueled by the sweat and blood of those deemed to be less valuable that others, simply due to the color of their skin. Slavery, we call it. When one person owns someone else and forces them to do that which is against their will just so they can stay alive. These slaves were kept uneducated so they wouldn’t stand a chance if they tried to run away, if they survived the escape. These slaves were counted as subhuman, not even worth the full vote compared to their slave owners. But that’s all ancient history right? Wrong. There are still slaves today. Slaves in America, and across the world. They may not be picking cotton, but they are slaves none the less. Continue reading

Charity:Water

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, which means lots of food, family, insanity, the normal holiday stuff. So I woke up, ran through the daily routine of taking a shower, brushing my teeth, grabbing a bottled water from the fridge and heading out the door, though thankfully much later than I would on workdays. It’s been an hour and I already have more to be thankful for than most people. Continue reading