Global Fight Against Human Trafficking – Liberty University Convocation


>>GOOD MORNING. HOPE YOU’RE DOING WELL. WOW, WHAT AND SIGHT WEEK IT HAS BEEN FOR US AT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY AT HA AT GLOBAL FOCUS WEEK. CAN WE THANK ALL THE PARTNERS? I WAS WATCHING OUR STUDENTS ENGAGE AND LEARN AND BEGIN RELATIONSHIPS. I REALLY FEEL LIKE WHAT GOD IS DOING THIS WEEK WILL HAVE AN EFFECT IN THE 1040 WINDOW, IN THE CORNERS OF THE WORLD. I THINK THE RELATIONSHIPS GOT STARTED HERE THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE A RIPPLING EFFECT IN THE LIFE OF PEOPLE IN YEARS AND YEARS TO COME, SO I’M SO THANKFUL FOR THESE PARTNERS. TODAY YOU’LL GET TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THESE PARTNERS. IT WILL BE LIFE-CHANGING. IMPORTANT TO NOTE, SOME OF THESE PART PARTNERS ARE COMING IN A BIT OF A HOMECOMING TO SEE SOME OF OUR STUDENTS. WE HAVE 160 WHO ARE REALLY OUR FOOT SOLDIERS. [ CHEERING ]>>WE TIP HAVE — TYPICALLY HAVE THOUSANDS WHO WATCH ONLINE. I WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR NK. WHEN THEY FIRST WALKED HERE, THERE WERE PILLOWS ON EVERY CHAIR, THEY SWEATED IT OUT AND DID THAT AND AND YESTERDAY WHEN THERE WERE 10,000 SHOEBOXES, THEY HAD ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES. THEY’RE REALLY THE UNDERSTANDING SUNG HERE WOES THAT PUT THOSE ON THE CHAIRS WITH A FEW HUNDRED OTHER PEOPLE. THEY’RE NOT JUST RECEIVING THE SCHOLARSHIP. THEY’RE GIVING BACK 10 FOLD. CAN WE PUT OUR HANDS TOGETHER FOR THEM. [ APPLAUSE AND CHEERING ]>>THIS IS A BIT OF A HOMECOMING, WE NOTE. I WANT TO INTRODUCE ONE GROUP TO YOU REALLY QUICKLY AND WE’LL GET GOING ON THE MORNING BEFORE, BUT I DO THAT, JUST A REMINDER THAT TOMORROW WILL BE ON NINE/20, SENT THE 20th CONVO. THIS SUMMER, THE WORLD STARTED GETTING SOCIAL MEDIA BUZZ AROUND NINE/20 WAS GOING TO BE THE DAY THAT THE WORLD WOULD STORM AREA 51, ROSWELL. THEN I REMEMBERED I HAD CROSSED PATHS WITH A MAN GAINED GARY BATES, WHO WAS A BIT OF AN AUTHORITY ON ALIEN INTRUSION AND A BIT OF AUTHORITY ON WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS PHENOMENON THAT 4 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GENUINELY CLAIMING TO HAVE HAD AN ALIEN INTRUSION IN THEIR LIFE. WE CONTACTED GARY, MOVED OUR GUEST FOR THIS DATE, SO THAT GARY COULD COME. WE THOUGHT SINCE EVERYBODY IS LOOKING, WHY DON’T WE GIVE SOME BIBLICAL CONTEXT TO THIS CONVERSATION, AND I THINK YOU’RE GOING TO REALLY, REALLY ENJOY IT. ON TOP OF THAT, ONE OF THE ALUMNI — I MEAN ONE OF THE L.U. PARENTS BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER IS IN THE WORSHIP COLLECTIVE, MATT POWELL IS GOING TO COME SEE HIS DAUGHTER. WE SAID YOU JUST CAN’T COME, YOU HAVE TO LEAD WORSHIP. HE’S ALSO DOING COUNTRY STUFF FOR US AND GARY BATES. SO STILL TO COME’S CONVO LOCK AND LOAD WILL BE FUN. WE’LL DO SOME ALIEN GAMES. I CAN’T WAIT TO DO THAT AND ALMOST GET MYSELF FIRED OVER THAT. WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE CHILDREN AND THE WORLD CHILDREN’S CHOIR WITH US. THEY’RE ALWAYS A HIGHLIGHT FOR US. THEY’RE NOT JUST SPECIAL US, BUT MISSIONAL IN THEIR LIFE. EVERY ONE OF THESE CHILDREN, THE 15 YOU SEE US LEAD US IN WORSHIP, BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT ENTERTAINING, THEY’RE LEADING US IN WORSHIP, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM IS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE WORD THAT NEED SPONSORSHIP. THEY’RE REALLY POINTING A FINGER TO CHILDREN JUST LIKE THEM AROUND THE WORLD WHO COULD VERY EASILY BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THEIR EVERY DAY NEEDS, SO IF YOU’LL GO OUT TO THE LOBE, THOSE IN THIS ROOM, YOU CAN GRAB A BROCHURE THAT HAS SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION. IF YOU REALLY FEEL LIKE THEY’RE AWESOME, HOW DO I SUPPORT THEM, ONE GREAT PRACTICAL WAY TO SUPPORT THEM IS MAN, I JUST REALLY WANT TO BEGIN A RELATIONSHIP. IT’S NOT JUST A FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP. IT’S A BIT OF A PEN PAL RELATIONSHIP, WHERE YOU GET TO KNOW THE CHILD, PLAY WITH THE CHILD, BE A VOICE WITH THE CHILD. JUST BE AGAIN A CHAMPION IN WHAT THEY’RE DOING. LIKE I SAID, THEY’RE LEADING WORSHIP AROUND THE WORLD AND I CAN’T BELIEVE WAIT TO BE LED BY THEM. LET ME PRAY FOR US AND THEY’LL COME OUT AND START THE DAY. I’M REALLY THRILLED ABOUT WHAT GOD HAS FOR US. FATHER, THANK YOU FOR THIS MORNING. YOUR MEASURES THAT ARE ALWAYS MADE NEW. THANK ARE FOR CHILDREN OF THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR THESE PRECIOUS KIDDOS THAT DON’T JUST COME UP AND ADD ENTERTAINMENT VALUE TO WHERE THEY GO. IT IS, FATHER, EBB HE GENERAL AND IT’S FUN AND PRECIOUS BUT THEY COME AND REALLY POINT US TO YOU. SO I IT SIT WE WATCH IN AWE, ENGAGE WITH THEM, WORSHIP WITH THEM. GIVE THEM FAVOR, LET THEM IMMEDIATELY FEEL AT HOME. WE PRAY THIS IN YOUR NAME, AMEN. COME ON, STAND ON YOUR FEET, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER. COME ON, EVERYBODY. [ APPLAUSE ]>>QUESTION WE THANK THEM ONE MORE TIME? AREN’T THEY AWESOME? [ APPLAUSE AND CHEERING ]>>WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT TODAY AND WHAT IT’S GOING TO HOLD FOR US. A COUPLE ANNOUNCEMENTS. IF YOU’RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THE PASSPORT IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TIME. VISIT WITH SOME OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD. TONIGHT AT 7:00 IF YOU ARE ‘INTERESTED AND LEARNING ABOUT HOSPITALITY AND LEARNING ABOUT HOW YOU CAN DO THAT WELL THROUGH MEALS AND DRINK WE’LL HAVE A SPECIAL EVENT FOR YOU. YOU’LL LEARN FROM CULTURAL EXPERTS WHO HONESTLY USE FOOD AND DRINK WELL ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU’LL ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE TWO MEALS DURING THAT TONIGHT AT SEVEN. TONIGHT AT NINE, DON’T FORGET, WE’LL BE DOING DANCING. DANCING LESSONS. COLOMBIA AND SALSA WILL BE HAPPENING ON THE BACKSIDE OF FREEDOM TOWER TERRACE. PLEASE DON’T FORGET THAT. TODAY THE ISSUE OF HUMAN TRAFFIC IS, IS ONE IN WHICH PASTOR DAVID SAID WE WANT TO THINK BIBLICALLY ABOUT AND RIGHTLY ABOUT. WE HAVE SOME SPEAKERS GIVING PRESENTATIONS ON HOW THEY’RE ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING THIS DARK INDUSTRY. YOU’LL HEAR FIRST FROM BECKY McDONALD, SHE IS THE [email protected] PRESIDENT OF WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL. SHE IS WELL RESPECTED IN HER FIELD. SHE’LL GIVE A SHORT PRESENTATION OF WHAT THEY DO, AS WELL AS FORMER NAVY U.S. SEAL EPHRAIM MATTOS, WHO IS CURRENTLY FIGHTING ON THE FRONT LINE, SO HE’LL SHARE MORE FROM HIS SPEAKER PERSPECTIVE AS WELL. FINALLY EPHRAIM TUNEHAG, ALL THE WAY FROM SWEDEN. HE SWEPT THE LAST 30 YEARS USING BUSINESS TO TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES AND ALSO EMPOWER AS THEY BEGIN STARTS YOURS AND USE ONTARIOIAL SKILLS — ONTARIOIAL. AND HOW BUSINESS CAN BE THE CATALYST TO DRIVING CHANGE.>>OUR PASSION IS TO INVADE THE DARKNESS WITH THE MESSAGE OF LIGHT, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. OVER 55 COUNTRIES AND SOME 200 PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE LAND OF THE FREE, WE CREATE CIRCLES OF PROTECTION AROUND THOSE WHO ARE GOTTEN BUT UNFORGETTABLE. FOR ME THIS PASSION BEGAN EARLY. I GREW UP AS AN AMERICAN IN THE YOUNG ELSE AND MOUNTAINS OF PAKISTAN FROM AGE FIVE UNTIL COLLEGE. AT AGE 14, DURING A WAR, MY MUSLIM PLAY MATE WAS RAPED AND FOUGHT BACK. THEY POURED ACID DOWN HER THROAT AND TOOK HER VOCAL CORDS AWAY FOREVER. HER SUFFERING BURNED A HOLE IN MY HEART AND SENT ME ON A PAT WAY OF BEING THE VOICE AGAINST THE SIGH LENGTH OF AND WRAPPING MY ARMS AROUND THEM AND REWRITING THE STORY OF THEIR LIFE. FOR LA, HIS STORY BEGAN AT FOUR. HIS TRAFFICKED MOM, A MINOR, BROUGHT HIM IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT TO US AND ASKED US TO PROTECT HIM. SHE COULD NO LONGER PROPERTY HIM. HE BECAME A STRAIGHT A STUDENT. TODAY HE IS GETTING AN ENGINEERING DEGREE ON A WAR SCHOLARSHIP AND HE IS MAKING THE BRACELETS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE OUR AT OUR BOOTH TO SUPPORT HIS SIBLINGS FOR GENERATIONAL CHANGE. AND THEN CHLOE, HER FATHER SOLD HER TO POLITICIANS IN OKLAHOMA CITY. SHE RAN TO A SAFE HOUSE, WHERE SHE BEGAN MAKING SUGAR SCRUBS. 90% OF THE GIRLS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA GET PICKED UP IN A POLICE RAID AND SENT HOME WITHOUT JOB TRAINING, GET RESOLD. RESCUE IS JUST THE BEGINNING. IT IS NOT THE END BEFORE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND WORK WITH DIGNITY FOR ADULTS IN OUR PROGRAMS IS CORE TO GIVING THEM DIGNITY AND INDEPENDENCE. ELLIE WAS SOLD AT TWO WEEKS OLD FOR $200. RESCUED AT ONE-MONTH-OLD. GOD THE FATHER OF THE FATHERLESS HEARD THE CRY OF AN ORPHAN AND SENT A RESCUE AND A LOVING FAMILY TO RAISE HER AND THAT BEGAN OUR 911 EMERGENCY BABY RESCUE FUND. OVER A DECADE AGO, HOMELAND SECURITY CAME INTO OUR WAR OFFICERS AT OUR MICHIGAN HEADQUARTERS AND I DISCOVERED THAT 300,000 MINORS IN THIS COUNTRY, AMERICAN CITIZENS WITH CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, ARE AT RISK EVERY YEAR OF TRAFFICKING IN THIS LAND ALONE AND WE BEGAN RESCUE AND AFTER CARE. WHETHER I’M SPEAKING AT CHURCHES OR QUANTITY COMPANY OR PENTAGON OR DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TAGS OR CORRECTIONS OR HOSTING DELEGATION FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT I’M SOUNDING THE ALARM THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM IN OUR NATION AND WE NEED TO CIRCLE OUR CRADLE. THOM WAS ASKED THREE TIMES TO SELL HERSELF IN THE RED LIGHT DISTRICT SO THEY TOOK HER AND DUMPED HER AND LEFT HER TO BE BROKEN. WHEN WE TOOK HER INTO OUR SAFE HOUSE SHE BECAME ONE OF OUR TOP JEWELERS. TODAY, THREE GENERATIONS, GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, AND DAUGHTER, ALL KNOW THE TRUE LIVING GOD AND KNOW THE DIRECTION OF GENERATIONAL CHANGE IN THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES. I HAVE THE LUXURY OF HINDSIGHT. WHEN YOU’VE BEEN AT RISK OF ALL MANNER OF RISK FOR THREE DECADES YOU CAN SEE GENERATIONAL CHANGE. WHAT WE DO IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. WE’RE NOT SPECIAL. WE’RE JUST CHRIST WITH SKIN ON. JUMP IN THE TRENCHES WITH US. HELP US LEAVE A LEGACY OF SAFE PLACES. EVERY TIME YOU INTERN OR SHOP, YOU CAN SHOP ONLINE OR AT THE DESK, EACH TIME YOU LIFT AND ART SAN TO SAFETY AND DIGNITY WHEN YOU WRAP A PIECE OF HIS OR HER LIFE AROUND YOU. IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS WITH $7 MILLION OF SALES ON THEIR PRODUCT, THAT IS 10:00 OF MILLIONS OF HOURS WITH WRAP AROUND SERVICES, STITCHES, TRAINING, CHILDCARE, COUNSELING. WE GRADUATED DOCTORS AND LORES AND SCHOOL TEACHERS AND GOAT HERDERS AND COSTOLOGISTS AND CAKE DECORATORS, WHATEVER THEIR DREAM, WITH THE WORD OF GOD AND THE PEOPLE OF GO WINDY AND THE SON OF GOD INVADING THEIR BROKENNESS WITH THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. EVERY SINGLE DEGREE AT LIBERTY HAS A ROLE IN THIS FIGHT. EVERY ONE OF YOU CAN BE AN ABOLISHNIST. YOU HAVE TO BE REAL, YOU HAVE TO BE THEN PARTICULAR AND YOU HAVE TO BE VULNERABLE. IF YOU’RE A FAKE, STAY HOME. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP. TRAINING WORKS. WE HAVE SEEN A BROTHER CALLED US ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON IS HIS SISTER HAD BEEN TRAFFIC IN THE UNITED STATES. BY SATURDAY SHE WAS RESCUED AND BY SUNDAY SHE WAS IN A TREATMENT PROGRAM. A MOTHER THAT ATTENDED OUR TRAIN, HER DAUGHTER WAS TRAFFICKED, SHE CALLED US. WE CALLED THE FBI. SHE WAS PICKED UP IN A POLICE RAID AND TODAY THEY’RE UNITED. NO SLAVE, NO PERSON WHO IS ROOKIE PROSTITUTED AGAINST THEIR WILL WOULD RUN INTO A CHURCH FOR SANCTUARY EVEN THOUGH IT’S A SANCTUARY. BUT I DON’T CARE WHAT ORGANIZED RELIGION DOES OR DOESN’T DO. YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD. ARE YOU A SAFE PLACE TO THOSE YOU LOVE? YOUR GENERATION, MY SON’S GENERATION, ARE MY HEROS. YOU ARE BORN WITH THE SOCIAL JUSTICE GENE IN YOUR DNA. RISE UP AND FIGHT INJUSTICE. EVER SINCE MY PLAY MATE WAS SILENCED, SO HELP ME, GOD, IF IT TAKES EVERY LAST BREATH IN MY BODY I WILL LEAD THE FIGHT TO SET THE CAPTIVE FREE AND GIVE VOICE TO THE SILENCED. ALBERT I THINK 10 SAID THE WORLD WILL NOT BE DESTROYED BY EVIL PEOPLE, BUT BY GOOD PEOPLE WHO SEE EVIL AND DO NOTHING. THAT IS YOU. THIS IS A WAR. WAR FIGHTS FOR PEACE. WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL FIGHTS FOR PEACE ALL OVER THE WORLD. WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MICAH68. DO JUSTICE MERCY AND HUMBLY. THAT IS WHAT THE LORD REQUIRES OF US. YOU ARE STANDING AT THE FRESH HOLED OF HIS SANCTUARY. YOU ARE A POSSIBILITY. YOU ARE STANDING AT THE THRESHOLD AS YOU STEP NO LIGHT WITH YOUR CAREERS. WHAT YOU DO NEXT IS STEPPING INTO HIS SANCTUARY. THAT IS THE WORLD. THE WORLD IS SACRED GROUND. THE PEOPLE OUT THERE, THE MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. WE’VE EVEN RESCUED TRAFFICKERS. NOBODY IS BEYOND RESCUE. IT’S A SAFE PLACE OUT THERE. IT’S ARE A DANGEROUS PLACE OUT THERE. BUT WHEN YOU WALK WITH THE TRUE LIVING GOD, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR. YOU STANDSTILL AND HE FIGHTS FOR YOU. SO MY QUESTION TO YOU TODAY IS WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MICAH SIX:EIGHT. HOW WILL YOU DO THAT? [ APPLAUSE AND CHEERING ]>>TESTING. TESTING. HOW IS IT GOING TODAY, LIBERTY. [ CHEERING ]>>THAT WAS WOKE. HOW IS IT GOING. [ CHEERING ]>>GOOD, GOOD. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE. TRULY. I CAN’T THANK THE L.U. STAFF FOR TAKING CARE OF ME. THEY GOT ME A WONDERFUL HAIRCUT YESTERDAY, THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND ALSO SOME DEODORANT SO I DON’T SMELL LIKE A MONKEY. MY NAME IS EPHRAIM MATTOS. I RUN AND ORGANIZATION CALLED STRONGHOLD RESCUE &RELIEF. OUR ORGANIZATION IS UNIQUE IN THAT WE CONDUCT RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM GENOCIDE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING. OUR ENTIRE MODEL IS BASED OFF OF WHAT I EARN DURING MY TIME IN THE MILITARY. THAT WASN’T ALWAYS WHAT I DID, THOUGH, SO I WANT TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MY STORY AND HOW I WAS ABLE TO TAKE MY BACKGROUND AND MY SKILLS AND APPLY THEM TO THE WORLD OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT EACH END AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE TO DO. APPLY IT TO OVER PEOPLE. 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD I SIGNED UP IN THE U.S. NAVY AND WENT OFF AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY AND.>>PLEASURE TO SERVE MY COUNTRY ON THE SEAL TEAMS AND MY FIRST APPOINTMENT, I WENT TO AFGHANISTAN. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I SAW EVIL UP CLOSE. WE WERE ON A PATROL ONE DAY. IT WAS MY SECOND MISSING I.G. EVER. WE WERE ON PATROL AND GOT WORD THAT THE TALIBAN WERE IN THE AREA AND LOOKED FOR US. AS WE WERE PATROLLING ALONE, OUR EX EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE GUY NOTICED A PITCHING BACKPACK SITTING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. OUR BOMB SNIFFING DOG IDENTIFIED IT AS AN I.E., DID. IT WAS THERE TO BLOW US UP. WE GOT IN DEFENSIVE POSITIONS. WE BLEW IT UP. NOW THEN ME KNEW EXACTLY WHERE THEY WERE. WE WERE TOLD THEY’RE GOING TO AMBUSH YOU GUYS, THEY’RE GOING TO GET YOU ON THAT TREE LINE AND THEY’RE GOING TO GET YOU. MY PRACTICE TUNE CHIEF SAID SO, WE’LL GET THEM FIRST. WE GOT VERY CLOSE, IN A VIOLENT FINANCE FIGHT. AS WE SET UP A DEFENSIVE PARAMETER TO GET HIM EXTRACTED WE INTERCEPTED RADIO TRAFFIC THAT THE TALIBAN WAS GOING TO DO, SORRY ATTACK ON OUR DEFENSIVE POSITIONS THAT WERE GOING TO COME FROM THE SOUTH AND I WAS ON THE GUY FROM THE SOUTH WITH THE MACHINE BEGUN HOLDING SECURITY. WHEN THAT ATTACK CAME, IT WASN’T A TALIBAN ATTACK, IT WAS TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN PINK BACKPACKS RIGHT AT ME. THESE WERE SUICIDE VESTS THEY WERE GOING TO USE TO BLOW US UP. I KNEW I HAD THE OPTION — NO OPTION, BUT TO SHOOT THOSE LITTLE GIRLS. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY STOP IN ARABIC. I SCREAMED AT THEM. FINAL WITH TEARS SCREAMING DOWN THEIR FACES, THEY STOPPED AND THEY TURNED AROUND AND RAN AWAY. A FEW YEARS LATER IN 2017 I LEFT THE NAVY, BECAUSE I WANTED TO DO MORE. I WANTED TO GO TO PLAYS LIKE BERM MA. I SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN IRAQ WITH I.C.E. AND I — WITH ISIS. I WANTED TO VOLUNTEER AND DO HUMANITARIAN WORK, DO THE BEST THAT I CAN. SO WHEN I GOT TO IRAQ I JUST, SO HAPPENED TO BE THERE AS A CIVILIAN SET THAT IOS IOS WAS BEING CLEARED FROM WEST MOSSIAL. THIS WAS THE MOST DEADLY URBAN COMBAT THAT THE WORLD HAD SEEN HYMNS WORLD WAR II. THEY WERE SHOOTING CHILDREN TRYING TO RUN AWAY FROM US TO TRY TO GET TO SAFETY. I THOUGHT I WANT TO STOP THIS, YES, WE WANT TO RESCUE THESE KIDS, BUT I WOULD MUCH RATHER THEY DIDN’T GET HURT IN THE FIRST PLACE. THIS PHOTO WAS ON MAY 4, THE FINAL INNOVATION INTO WEST MOSSIAL. CHILDREN, WOMEN, JUST BEING SLAUGHTERED IN THE STREETS THAT DAY. OUR INTERPRETER WAS SHOT AND HE DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER. SO ON JUNE 2, EXACTLY 30 DAYS AFTER THAT INVASION, ISIS COMMITTED A MODIFIES ACTIVE — ACT OF GENOCIDE AND SLAUGHTERED OVER 160 PEOPLE IN THE STREETS. THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE THE OTHER 200 OR SO PEOPLE WHO WERE WOUNDED AND DIDN’T DIE. ON THAT MORNING WE SAW A LITTLE GIRL IN A PILE OF BODIES IN ISIS TERRITORY AND WE KNEW WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO GO GET HER. A FEW OF US GOT TOGETHER AND THE IRAQI ARMY GAVE US ONE TANG BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GO OUT THERE. WE CALLED THE U.S. MILITARY. THEY WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO GIVE US A SMOKE SCREEN. REWITH AN OUT AND ENDED UP RESCUING THIS LITTLE GIRL. YOU CAN ROLL THE VIDEO.>>YOU CAN SEE THERE THE SMOKE SCREEN THE U.S. MILITARY WAS GIVING US. WE HAD THIS LITTLE GIRL. ISIS CONTINUED FIRING AT US FROM HOSE RUMBLE HE WILL BUILDINGS. RIGHT HERE I ENDED UP GETTING HIT AND GO DOWN. I DIDN’T HAVE THE OPTION OF STAYING DOWN. I HAD TO KEEP MOVING. YOU CAN SEE THE TEAM LEADER THERE HOLDING THE LITTLE GIRL. WE RESCUED ONE MAN THAT WAS BEING DRAGGED THERE. HE WAS WOUNDED MULTIPLE TIMES. THEY HAD BEEN SITTING IN THAT PILE OF BODIES ALMOST TWO DAYS AT THIS POINT. SO THE TEAM WAS LEFT BASICALLY BEHIND THE TANK AND WE COULDN’T MOVE ACROSS THE STREET. I WAS ALREADY WOUNDED SO I VOLUNTEERED TO RUN ACROSS. IF I GOT HIT, WHATEVER, I’M ALREADY DOWN. SO I RAN ACROSS AND SENT OUT A HUMVEE TO HELP RESCUE THE REST OF THE TEAM. AND YOU CAN HEAR ISIS TRYING TO TAKE ME OUT, BUT THEY MISSED. SO IT’S ALL GOOD. SO I HAD THESE EXPERIENCES AND I THOUGHT, OKAY, I’M A CIVILIAN NOW, EVEN DURING THIS I WAS A CIVIL YEN, LIKE WHAT CAN I DO. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS, BUT I WANT TO PREVENT THESE THINGS FROM HAPPENING. I DON’T WANT TO CONSTANTLY HAVE TO GO IN AND RESCUE PEOPLE WHO WERE SHOT UP. I’D MUCH RATHER STOP THEM FROM GETTING SHOT UP. IN THE WORLD OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING I WOULD MUCH RATHER KEEP WOMEN FROM BEING TRAFFIC OR KEEP WOMEN FROM BEING TRAFFIC. SO AS I WAS HEALING UP FROM MY WOUND I WAS CONTACTED BY A DROP OF PEOPLE A AND I WAS TOLD THERE WAS A DROP OF PEOPLE IN BERM MA WHO WERE BEING ATTACKED, WE CAN’T HELP THEM, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP THEM. I MET THEM AND THEY TOLD ME ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE WOMEN ARE CONSTANTLY BEING RAPED, VILLAGES ARE BEING BURNED AND LIVES ARE BEING DESTROYED. PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN THE JUNGLE WITHOUT FOOD OR SHELTER. KIDS ARE DYING WITH SIMPLE, TREATABLE DISEASES ALL BECAUSE OF THE VIOLENCE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS ATTACKING THE PEOPLE. IT’S ALL RACIAL. THEY BELIEVE THE ETHNICS ARE INFERIOR TO THEM SO THEY WANT TO TAKE THEIR LAND AND THEIR RESOURCES. I MET WITH THESE GUYS AND SAID WHAT CAN CAN WE DO TO STOP THIS. THEY SAID THERE’S ANOTHER ATTACK COMING IN A FEW MONTHS. WE WANT TO PREPARE NOW. I THOUGHT HERE IS MY OPPORTUNITY TO PREVENT THIS EVIL FROM HAPPENING. I WENT IN AND I EMBEDDED WITH THESE GUYS. WHAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THREE WEEKS TURNED INTO THREE MONTHS THAT I WAS IN THE JUNGLE BY MYSELF WITH THESE GUYS AND OUR SOLUTION THAT WE CAME UP WITH WAS INSTEAD OF JUST BRINGING IN IS FOOD AND SUPPLIES, LET’S TRY AND STOP THESE BAD GUYS, SO WE ENDED UP COMING UP WITH THIS SOLUTION. A GROUP OF VOLUNTEER EXTRA MILITARY GUYS WHO LIVED THERE IN THE — EX-MILITARY GUYS WHO LIVED THERE IN THE JUNGLE SAID WE’LL STOP THEM. WE GOT TOGETHER. WE TRAINED. I SHOWED THEM HOW TO USE SMALL UNIT ATTACK TAKES, HOW TO BEST POSITION THEMSELVES, HOW TO RESPOND, WHAT TO DO. THEY GOT TOGETHER AND WE CREATED THIS UNIT, THIS RESCUE TEAM THAT WOULD GO IN AND DEFEND THE CIVILIANS. AS SOON AS THEY WERE ATTEND, THEIR MISSION WOULD BE TO GO IN AND STOP THE GENOCIDE, STOP THE TERRIBLE THINGS FROM HAPPENING. EARLIER THIS YEAR WE GOT THE CHANCE TO PUT THIS THEORY INTO PRACTICE. I THINK IT WAS FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR. 100 SOLDIERS FROM A UNIT WERE MOVING TOWARD A VILLAGE IN BURMA AND THEY STARTED TO DROP MORTARS ON THE VILLAGE AND PEOPLE STARTED TO RUNAWAY. IMMEDIATELY THEY CALLED OUR TEAM ON A SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WE HAD INSTALLED. THESE GUYS IMMEDIATELY WENT TO THE PROBLEM. SUFFICE IT TO SAY THEY TOOK CARE OF THINGS. NOT ONLY DID THEY STOP THE BAD GUYS, NOT ONLY DID THEY DEFEND EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THAT VILLAGE, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO RETURN HOME BECAUSE THE ENEMY EVER REACHED THEIR HOMES TO BURN THEM. NO ONE WAS RAPED, NO ONE WAS MURDERED. NOT ONLY DID THEY STOP THEM, THEY PUSHED THEM BACK FARTHER FROM WHERE THEY HAD STARTED FROM. I THOUGHT PERFECT, HERE WE GO. NOW WE HAVE A WAY TO PREVENT THESE THINGS. AND AS I LOOKED AT THE NUMBERS AND AS I LOOKED AT WHAT IT IS WE HAD DONE, WHAT THESE GUYS HAD ACCOMPLISHED I REALIZED IT’S SO MUCH MORE COST-EFFECTIVE, SO MUCH MORE EFFICIENT TO SOLVE THE BEFORE BEFORE IT STARTS. THERE’S SO MANY WAYS TO DO THAT. YOU’LL HEAR SOON FROM SOMEBODY’S WHOSE BUSINESS IS TO STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING, TO STOP THESE THINGS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN. I WANT TO SHARE DID YOU — I ONLY HAVE A COUPLE MINUTES LIFT, I WANT TO SHARE WHAT I LEARNED BEHIND THE FRONT LINE DOING HUMANITARIAN WORK. YOU CAN APPLY THESE BASIC CONCEPTS TO WHATEVER YOUR MINISTRY IS, WHATEVER YOU ARE GOING TO DO TO HELP MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE AND HELP PEOPLE. THE FIRST IS THAT THERE ARE MANY FACETS TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING. AS SHE SAID EARLIER RESCUE IS JUST THE BEGINNING. I WOULD GO SO FAR AS TO SAY PREVENTION IS THE FIRST. THEN THERE’S RESCUE, THEN THERE’S AFTER-CARE. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN BRUTALIZED, HAVE HAD HORRIBLE, TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPEN TO THEM. IF YOU’RE A PSYCH MAJOR, THERE’S PEOPLE YOU CAN HELP, NURSING. IF DO YOU REMEMBER INTO POLITICS YOU CAN PREVENT THESE THINGS FROM HAPPENING WITH GOOD POLICY SO WE EACH HAVE OUR ROLE TO PLAY. MINE IS UNIQUE. I CAN’T DO THE POLITICS THING, I CAN’T DO THE NURSING THING, I DON’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT PSYCHOLOGY, BUT I HAVE A SKILL SET THAT I CAN USE AND WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER AS TEAMS, WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH OTHER OREGON TO HAVE A WHOLE LIKE PARTICULAR APPROACH AND COMBAT THIS THING. THE SECOND THING IS CHARITY WITH BIGGITY. ALL OF OUR RAISING AND EVERYTHING WE DO, WE ENABLE THE LOCALS. MY RULE IN MY ORGANIZATION IS I NEVER SEND IN MORE THAN FOUR PEOPLE. THE REASON FOR THAT — THERE’S A LOT OF REASONS FOR IT, BUT IT’S COST-EFFECTIVE, OF COURSE, BUT I WANT TO TRAIN THE LOCALS TO BE ABLE TO DO THOSE THINGS. I DON’T WANT TO SHOW UP AND SAY HEY, HERE I AM, I’M FROM THE WEST, I’VE GOT EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT, HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. THAT DOESN’T WORK. CHARITY WITH DIGNITY. YOU GO IN, YOU MEET WITH THE LEADER AND YOU FIND OUT WHAT THEY NEED. THEY’LL TELL YOU WHAT THEY NEED, WHAT THEIR PROBLEMS ARE. IF YOU SHOW UP AND TELL THEM THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, A LOT OF TIMES YOU’RE ONLY MAKING THE PROBLEM WORSE. FURTHERMORE, CHARITY WITH DIGNITY AND ENABLING THEM TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES HELPS THEM HELP THESE COMMUNITIES. THEY SEE SOMEONE WHO LOOKS LIKE THEM, SPEAKS THEIR SAME LANGUAGE, MAYBE IT’S THEIR FATHER, BROTHER, SISTER, ABLE TO HELP MAKE THEIR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE HE. IF AT SOME POINT THE FUNDING DRIES UP AND I CAN GO BACK TO THESE PLACES, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY STILL HAVE THE SKILLS, THE STORIES, THE CAPABILITY THERE TO CONTINUE THE WORK LONG AFTER WE’RE GONE. THE THIRD THING IS PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME, DO YOU GOES HAVE A VIDEO OF THE TANK. PEOPLE ASK ME HOW DID YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO AND DO THAT, WHY WOULD YOU GO TOO THAT, WHY WOULD YOU SPEND MONTHS ROTTING IN THE BERMUDA JUNGLE. YOU’RE NOT MAKING MONEY. YOU CAN DO OTHER THINGS WITH MY BACKGROUND. I SAY WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR DAUGHTER, WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR SISTER, WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR MOM, WHAT IF THAT WAS YOUR BROTHER, WHAT IF THAT WAS SOMEBODY THAT YOU KNEW. IT WOULDN’T BE A CHOICE. YOU WOULD GO AND YOU WOULD HELP IN ANY WAY THAT YOU POSSIBLY COULD. AS THE PASTOR SAID LAST NIGHT, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HONOR, ABOUT HONORING OTHER PEOPLE. IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE WE’RE ALL MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE AND YOU CAN’T HELP, BUT DO SOMETHING. IF YOU BELIEVEY BELIEVE — TRULY POLICE CHIEF ANOTHER ALL BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THEN IT’S NO CONTEST. YOU’RE GOING TO GO HELP AND DO SOMETHING. THE FOURTH THING IS PEOPLE SAY I CAN’T GO LIVE IN THE JUNGLE, I WASN’T A SEAL, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO START A BUSINESS, DO ANY OF THESE THINGS. THAT’S FINE. I’LL LIVE YOU THIS QUOTE BY THE ENGLISH STATESMAN EDWIN BURKE. THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR MEN TO FIND EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN AND WOMEN TO DO NOTHING. WHATEVER IT IS YOU CAN DO, DO SOMETHING, EVEN IF IT’S JUST A LITTLE BIT, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO NEED YOU AND THEY’RE WAITING FOR YOU. SO DO WHAT YOU CAN. THANK YOU. [ APPLAUSE ]>>GOOD MORNING. PLEASE STAND UP. AND PLEASE SIT DOWN. [ LAUGHTER ]>> WE’RE CREATING A MOVEMENT OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING. WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING THAT IS BLACK ERSTHAT IS DARK, LIKE MY DRESS CODE. THERE’S A SILVER LINING, THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS FREEDOM THROUGH BUSINESS. SILVER LINING LIKE MY GRAY HAIR. SO THE OUTLINE IS RIGHT HERE. [ LAUGHTER ]>> THERE’S DARKNESS, THERE’S HOPE. LIBERTY. FREEDOM. TALKING ABOUT FREEDOM AT LIBERTY. FREEDOM IS LINKED TO DIGNITY, TO HUMAN DIGNITY, AND HUMAN DIGNITY IS ROOTED IN GOD. AND WE ARE CREATED IN HIS IMAGE. THUS WE HAVE DIGNITY. AND WITH THAT DIGNITY COMES FREEDOM. FREEDOM TO WORK, TO EXPRESS OURSELVES, FREEDOM TO MOVE, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, FREEDOM TO ENGAGE IN DIFFERENT SPEARS OF SOCIETY — SPHERES OF SOCIETY. I ONLY ASK TO BE FREE, THE BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. CHARLES TICKENS. OLIVER TWIST. JUST LIVING IS NOT ENOUGH. ONE MUST HAVE SUNSHINE, FREEDOM AND FLOWER. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON. LITTLE MERMAID, IF YOU KNOW THAT ONE. ALL THE GREAT THINGS ARE SIMPLE AND MANY CAN BE EXPRESSED IN A SINGLE WORD. FREEDOM, JUSTICE AND HOPE. WINSTON CHURCHILL. AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. JESUS. FREEDOM AND DIGNITY BELONGS TOGETHER. AND FREEDOM IS MULTIFACETED AND GOD WANTS US TO NOT ONLY HAVE FREEDOM, AND THE FREEDOM IS NOT TO DO WHAT WE WANT, BUT TO DO WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO. THE OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM AND DIGNITY IS DEHUMANIZING BONDAGE. SAVORY. HUMAN TRAFFICKING. 200 YEARS AGO WE REALIZED THAT SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE THAT WAS GOING ON WAS A DEHUMANIZING BONDAGE CONTRARY TO GOD’S WILL, CONTRARY TO DIGNITY AND FREEDOM. EVER SEEN THE MOVIE “AMAZING GRACE”? THERE IS A SCENE WHERE THEY’RE HAVING DINNER. THEY COME IN WITH SOME CHAINS AND STUFF AND PUT ON THE DINNER TABLE AND THEY TELL A STORY ABOUT THE SLAVES IN JAMAICA AT THE SUGAR PLANATIONS AND THAT WAKES WILLIAM FARCE UP. WE NEED TO FIGHT THIS. BUT HOW? HE COULD HAVE GONE THE EASY ROUTE. LET’S BOYCOTT SUGAR FROM JAM CAPITAL. NO MORE SUGAR IN OUR TEA. HIGH TEA IN LONDON. BUT NO. HE LOOKED AT WHAT IS THE CYST MICK ISSUE, THE RUTH — SYSTEMIC ISSUE, THE RUTH CAUSE. NOT THE FEEL GOOD FACTOR FOR ME, BUT ACTUALLY FREE THE SLAVES. AT IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE WAS LEGAL SO WE DECIDED WE NEED TO FIGHT THE LEGAL BATTLE. AND IT WAS NOT A QUICK FIX. IT TOOK 30 YEARS AND HE WAS FIGHT FIGHTING AGAINST THE BRITISH BACKBONE AND THEIR ECONOMY SO IT WAS NOT A POPULAR THING. 30 YEARS. 10 ANSWER TEE AND EVENTUALLY — TENACITY AND EVENTUAL SLAVERY AND SLAVE TRADE GOT BANNED. AND IT ROLLED ON THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 1865, AN IMPORTANT YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S. SLAVERY WAS BANNED ONLY IN THE 1960S IN SAUDI ARABIA AND IN THE 1980s IN WEST AFRICA. BUT THE ISSUE TODAY IS NOT A LEGAL BATTLE. WE STILL HAVE SLAVERY. TODAY WE CALL IT HUMAN TRAFFICKING. PEOPLE ARE TRICKED, TRAPPED, ANDEN SAVED. AND BASICALLY EVERY COUNTRY IN THIS PLANET IS INVOLVED EITHER AS A COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, TRAPS I.T. OR DESIGNATION. 40, GOOD MILLION PEOPLE MAYBE ARE HELD AS SAVES TODAY. AND THERE’S MORE PEOPLE THAT ARE SHIPPED ACROSS THE ATLANTIC DURING THE LEGAL SLAVE TRADE. SO WE NODE TO ASK OURSELVES TODAY HOW DO WE STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKED, HOW DO WE STOP MODERN DAY SLAVERY. HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE “TAKEN”? I’M SORRY, FORGET IT. IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, DON’T WATCH IT. THE PLOT IS BASICALLY THERE’S AN AMERICAN GIRL BEING CONTINUED INTO — A FATHER GOES ON A GLOBAL MISSION TO RESCUE HER DAUGHTER. I UNDERSTAND HIS A.M. MISSING. TWO PROBLEMS WITH IT. ONE, IT CLOUDS THE ISSUE. I MEAN, THERE IS A HYPOTHETICAL RISK THAT A PLANE WILL CRASH ON TOP OF YOUR HOUSE. NOT VERY LIKELY. VERY FEW BEING CONTINUED NO HUMAN TRAFFICKING. — KIDNAP INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING. VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS. THE SECOND THING, HE GOES ON, THE FATHER, ON AN EXTRA JUDICIAL KILLING SPREE. IF YOU’RE A LAW STUDENT YOU THINK THAT IS NOT GOOD. HUMAN TRAFFIC IS, IS A GRAVE INJUSTICE, ABSOLUTELY. GOD HATES THAT. HE LOVES JUSTICE. WE NEED TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WHICH IS INJUSTICE. WE MUSN’T FIGHT HUMAN JUSTICE WITH PERVERTED JUSTICE. IT IS HUMAN INDIGNITY WITH A GOAL AND A MEANS. SO WHAT IS A ROT CAUSE TODAY. IT WE ASK OURSELVES NOT JUST HATE. WHAT CAN WE DO TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT. THE EASIEST THING YOU CAN DO TODAY IS TO BE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING. WHO IS NOT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING. RATHER, IF YOU WANT TO STOP IT, PREVENT IT AND RESTORE THE SURVIVORS OF IT WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT IS THE SYSTEM HE — SYSTEMIC ISSUE, THE RUTH CAUSE. A SHORT VIDEO CLIP WILL INDICATE THIS.>>THE NUMBERS ARE A LITTLE BIT OLD IN TERMS OF — BUT IT IS THE SECOND BIGGEST ORGANIZED CRIME IN THE WORLD AND IT’S HIGHLY PROFITABLE. IT’S MORE PROFITABLE THAN DRUG TRAFFICKING. BECAUSE DRUGS YOU CAN ONLY SELL ONCE. PEOPLE YOU CAN SELL AGAIN AND AGAIN. AND IT IS AN EVIL TRADE, AND THE RUTH CAUSE IS UNEMPLOYMENT. A COUPLE YEARS AGO I WAS ORGANIZING AND GLOBAL CONFRONTATION ON THE GLOBAL — I CAN’T TELL YOU THE DETAILS BECAUSE CHRISTIANS ARE BEING PROCESS CUTED. IT WAS QUITE INTENSE. WE WERE IN THE MID-EAST. — MIDDLE EAST. THERE WAS NOTHING AROUND, BUT THAT HOTEL BUILDING. AFTER TWO DAYS I NEEDED TO GET OUT, I NEEDED TO GO FOR A WALK. SO I’M SWEDISH, DON’T HOLD THAT AGAINST ME. I WALKED OUT THE HOTEL BUILDING AND SAID I’M GOING TO GO THAT WAY AND I’M GOING TO WALK FOR 30 MINUTES, TURN AROUND AND WALK BACK. AFTER 30 MINUTES I WAS WARM, SWEATY AND ACROSS THE STREET THERE IS A CAFE BAR RESTAURANT. I SAID I’M GOING TO GO IN THERE AND HAVE SOMETHING TO DRINK AND THEN I’LL WALK BACK. I COME INTO THIS LITTLE CAFE BAR RESTAURANT THING, MAYBE THE QUARTER SIZE OF THIS STAGE, MAYBE A THIRD OF A SIZE OF THAT AND THIS WAS THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ALONG THE HIGHWAY AND LOW AND BEHOLD I’M NOT ALONE. THERE ARE ABOUT 15 CAFE TABLES. AT EACH OF THEM THERE ARE TWO BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRLS LAVISH LOOKING LIGHTLY DRESSED. I’M THINKING, THE JOURNALIST IN ME LOOKS UP, WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE. I SAID I’M GOING TO SIT DOWN, HAVE A BOOTH, FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING ON HERE. THE WAITER CAME AND ORDERED MY DRINK AND CAME BACK AND SAID DO YOU WANT TO TALK TO ONE OF THE GIRLS. I SAID SURE. TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, WHO WERE ALL THESE GIRLS IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE? ALONG A HIGHWAY, DOING HERE. WELL, THE STORY WAS THAT THESE 30 GIRLS OR SO, UPPER TEENS, EARLY 20s, ALL CAME FROM CENTRAL ASIA TO THESE COUNTRIES. NO JOBS AT HOME. THEY HAD BEEN OFFERED A JOB IN EUROPE. HANDED OVER THEIRASSPORTS AND NOW THEY WERE BEING SHIPPED TO A BROTHEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THIS IS AN EVIL TRADE. BUT THE RUTH CAUSE, YOU CAN READ AS MANY REPORTS AS YOU LIKE, AND THE U.S. STATED DEPARTMENT PUTS OUT A REPORT EVERY SUMMER, THE TIP REPORT, TECHNICAL JOURNAL FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, IT’S VERY GOOD, GOES INTO EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, EVEN TO THE U.S. AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THEY CAN IDENTIFY UNEMPLOYMENT AS ONE OF THE RUTH CAUSES, SO IF UNEMPLOYMENT IS A RUTH CAUSE BECAUSE THAT MAKES PEOPLE VULNERABLE TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS AND CREATES HIGH-RISK AREAS. THEN IF THAT IS THE CAUSE WHAT IS THE CURE? JOBS. JOBS WITH DIGNITY. WHO CREATES JOBS? BUSINESS PEOPLE DO. AND WITHIN THE BUSINESS MOVEMENT, WE RECOGNIZE THAT GOT CALLS, EQUIPS, AND DISMISS PEOPLE TO SERVE HIM AND SERVE PEOPLE IN A FOOD BUSINESS. SO WE NEED A LOT OF BUSINESS PEOPLE AND PROFESSIONALS IN BUSINESS IF WE’RE GOING TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING. THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO IT. ONE IS PREVENTION. AS EVERS SAID IT’S BETTER IF IF — EPHRAIM SAID, IT’S BETTER IF YOU CAN STOP IT IN THE FIRST PLACE. IF YOU CAN CREATE LABOR INTENSIVE BUSINESSES IN THOSE AREAS WE ARE PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING. BUT THEN WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION. OUT OF TRAFFICKING IN WHAT? IS IF YOU CAN’T ANSWER THAT QUESTION, WE HAVEN’T ACCOMPLISHED MUCH. OUT OF TRAFFICKING INTO WHAT? THERE NEEDS TO BE A JOB WITH DIGNITY AT THE OTHER END. AND STATISTICS SHOWS THAT ABOUT 80%, 8-0% THAT ARE BEING HELPED OR RESCUED OUT OF A TRAFFIC SITUATION THAT DON’T FIND A JOB OF DIGNITY AT THE OTHER END IS REALLY TRAFFICKED. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PREVENTION, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE RESTORATION OF SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JOBS. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. SO IF YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEMIC ISSUE, HAVE A SOLUTION WITH DIGNITY BECAUSE HAND OUTS NEVER GIVE DIGNITY, JOBS DO. WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT IT HOLDS SOME OF THE TRAGEDY KEYS TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING. YES, IT IS BUSINESS PEOPLE. SO THERE’S AN INCREASING NUMBER OF BUSINESSES THAT ARE SAYING THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO FOCUS ON. WE CALL THEM FREEDOM BUSINESSES. BUSINESSES THAT 60s TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING. NOW LET’S SAY THERE ARE 40 MILLION PEOPLE HELD AS SLAVES TODAY. IT COULD BE 50 OR 60. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WE NEED TO CREATE 40, 50 MILLION JOBS — [ INDISCERNIBLE ] — THAT IS JUST IN THE RESTORATION PHASE. TO STOP IT WE NEED BUSINESS PEOPLE TO CREATE JOBS WITH DIGNITY. SO 2017 WE INITIATED A BUSINESS AS MISSION NATIONAL WORKING GROUP LOOKING AT THE ISSUE OF BUSINESS ISSUES RELATED TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING. MY WIFE LED THAT GROUP. SHE IS THE REAL EXPERT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING. AND THE SUGGESTION FROM THAT GROUP WAS WE NEED TO SCALE. WE CAN’T JUST HAVE A FEW FREEDOM BUSINESSES, MICRO SMALL SIZE BUSINESSES. WE NEED TO SCALE TO MEDIUM AND LARGE. WE NEED TO LINK THESE BUSINESSES WITH ONE ANOTHER AND MARKET PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS SO WE DECIDED TO CREATE THE FREEDOM BUSINESS ALLIANCE. WHICH IS A GLOBAL TRADE ASSOCIATION THAT EXISTS TO HELP FREEDOM BUSINESSES SUCCEED. HERE IS A SHORT INTRO, VIDEO TO THE BUSINESS ALLIANCE.>>AS WE DRAW TO A CLOSE FOR THIS PRESENTATION, LET ME MENTION A FEW WAYS HOW YOU CAN ENGAGE. NONE OF US IS GOING TO TAKE ON 40 MILLION BY HIM OR HERSELF, ALL RIGHT. SO JOIN THE FREEDOM BUSINESS ALOINS AND LOW AND BEHOLD, THE WEBSITE IS FREEDOMBUSINESSALLIANCE.COM. NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. PLEASE COME TO THAILAND TO THE FREEDOM BUSINESS FORUM. THAT IS WHERE YOU CAN CONNECT WITH ALL THE KEY LEADERS IN THE GLOBAL EQUAL SYSTEM OF THE FREEDOM — ECHO SYSTEM OF THE FREEDOM BUSINESS MOVEMENT. THAT IS THE ULTIMATE ONE STOP SHOP. IF YOU WANT TO CONNECT WITH THAT THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF DOING IT. TAKE A YEAR OFF, HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD AND TROY TO CONNECT WITH THEM. OR COME TO THAILAND NEXT YEAR BECAUSE EVERYBODY WELLS WILL BE THERE. TAKE YOUR PICK. THERE YOU GO. THREE MORE. AS YOU STUDY, COMMIT TO EXCELLENCE AND PROFESSIONALISM, BECAUSE THE FREEDOM BUSINESS MOVEMENT, FREEDOM BUSINESSES, WE NEED THE BEST. WE’RE FIGHTING AND EVIL, WE’RE AND WE NEED YOU. WE NEED THE BEST. THEN LOOK AROUND YOU. HERE IN VIRGINIA AND BEYOND, LEARNING FROM PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES THAT ARE EMPLOYING VULNERABLE PEOPLE BECAUSE WE’RE DEALING WITH ESPECIALLY PEOPLE COMING OUT OF TRAFFICKING, PEOPLE WHO SURF FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS. AND THERE’S SPECIAL CHALLENGES AS YOU TRY TO EMPLOY THESE PEOPLE. BUT WE NEED TO WORK WITH MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE THERE’S A BRIDGE TO FREEDOM. THERE’S NOT A JUMP TO FREEDOM. BUSINESS IS A PART OF THAT BRIDGE. GOING FROM SORT OF GETTING PEOPLE OUT OF A TRAFFICKING SITUATION INTO A JOB, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF STEPS IN BETWEEN. SO MAYBE THERE IS AN NGO, NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION OR NONPROFIT IN YOUR COMMUNITY THAT YOU CAN WORK WITH. LASTLY, AN EXAMPLE OF A FREEDOM BUSINESS, COME WITH ME TO THE HIM LAY, YEAHS, TO NEPAL. FOUR VITAMIN EDGE. ALL THE GIRLS, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, EIGHT YEARS OLD, WERE SOLD INTO PROSTITUTION, INTO BROTH ELSE IN INDIA. PROFESSOR TEE AND UNEMPLOYMENT WAS THE CAUSE D. POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT WAS THE CAUSE. FREEDOM BUSINESS CAME INTO THE AREA AND LOOKED AT HOW CAN WE CREATE JOBS HERE AND THEY DID. THEY STARTED A TOURISM ADVENTURE BUSINESS. SO PEOPLE COME IN AND DO HOME STAYS, STAY WITH THE VILLAGERS, STAY IN THE VILLAGE AND PAY FOR THAT. THE VILLAGE STARTED TO BE TRANSFORMED. JOBS WITH DIGNITY WAS CREATED AND IT LED TO FREEDOM. TODAY, NOT A SINGLE GIRL IS TRAFFICKED FROM THAT VILLAGE. YOU CAN SAY HAIL, YEAH IF YOU WANT TO, BUT — HALLELUIAH IF YOU WANT TO — BUT YOU CAN ALSO APPLAUD. [ APPLAUSE ]>>LET ME SEE. TRY TO GET SOMETHING UP, UP THERE, BUT — ALL RIGHT, LET ME SKIN THAT ONE. IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT MORE RESOURCES, LOOT BUSI BUSINESSMISSES.COM. THERE IS MORE STUFF ON THIS. THERE SHOULD BE POSSIBLY A HANDOUT FOR YOU AS WELL THAT HAS THOSE LINKS. LASTLY, FIGHTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS NOT INSTANT COFFEE. THERE IS NO QUICK FIX HERE. THERE’S NO JUMP TO FREEDOM. IT’S A LONG JOURNEY. THERE’S NO EASE ROAD TO FREEDOM. BUT WE NEED YOU. JOIN THE MOVEMENT. LET FREEDOM RING. [ APPLAUSE ]>>CAN WE THANK ALL OUR SPEAKERS TODAY WHO DID A FANTASTIC JOB? [ APPLAUSE AND CHEERING ]>>TODAY ON YOUR WAY OUT IF YOU’D LIKE TO READ MORE ABOUT EPHRAIM’S STORY, HE’LL BE OUT THERE IF YOU WANT TO TALK MORE WITH HIM, BUT HE’S GOT THIS BOOK, ASKING CITY OF DEATH.” IT’S FIVE BUCKS. WE’LL SEE YOU TONIGHT. IT’S ALSO DANCING LESSONS. BYE-BYE.

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