This project emerged out of what was already happening in the Church of God and has been true of the Movement for over 100 years—fighting for the freedom of those most vulnerable. Sexual exploitation has truly gripped our heart and moved us to action. Over the past three years, we’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to bolster the work of ministry partners on the front line in the fight against human trafficking around the world.
As we entered this fight, it was inevitable that we would begin to see roots of this dark world exposed—the beast that is feeding this atrocity all points back to the imperfect heart of humanity. If there were no craving for lustful carnal gratification, sexual exploitation would not be the multi-billion-dollar industry that it is. So how do we begin to take a look in the mirror as we simultaneously work to advance the good work happening on behalf of rescued, healing, and transitioning victims of sexual exploitation? This is the driving heartbeat of the Trafficklight 2.0 initiative. Shifting the focus back onto what takes place within our own homes, churches, and communities, we are striving to attack that which continues to propel this industry onward. In pursuit of this freedom fight, we are equipping churches and individuals with the resources they need to join us in the unified effort of breaking the chains of sexual slavery and reclaiming what Hell has stolen.
Trafficklight 1.0 was launched in 2014 and in the following two years, with your generous help, we were able to impact the lives of those being trafficked! $714,000 was raised in this first initiative and funds were distributed to the five launch partners and to grant recipients.
Responding to the challenge that stands before us begins with:
- Pursuing honesty and accountability within our churches
- Getting proactive in our effort to create cultures of purity in our spheres of influence
- Advancing the good work of our ministry partners on the front lines of this work in the world