Anti-Trafficking

Ministry

Our Vision is to see the body of Christ become a powerful mission force that works to prevent sex trafficking and that brings God’s love and hope to the vulnerable and broken who are impacted by sex trafficking’s devastating effects.

What are we doing?

Developing Awareness — We want to reach all of the Village fellowships and ministries to educate and create awareness of trafficking, how our culture reinforces it, and what we as Christ followers can do to help.
Helping Protect the Vulnerable — Serve the community to help those that are vulnerable to trafficking.
Helping Victims Recover — Provide mentoring, support and aid to victims and survivors of trafficking.

What is Trafficking?

The sexual exploitation of adults and children through the use of force, fraud or coercion for financial gain.
Rebecca Bender is an Oregonian who was trafficked across the west coast for six years. She went on to start the Rebecca Bender Initiative. You can hear her story in this 4 minute video.

Why Does it Matter?

  • God calls us to take care of the widows and orphans in their distress (Psalm 82:3).
  • Runaways, foster children, and people of color are at the greatest risk of being trafficked.
  • 13-15 years old is the average age of entry into the commercial sex industry.
  • Social websites are the most common method used to initiate sex trafficking.
  • Over 100,000 minors in the US are at risk of being trafficked each year.

What Can I Do?

If you want to get involved, please reach out to our team. We meet each month and we would be happy to discuss this further with you. Contact the team leader, Carl Springer.