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Pieces Coming Together


A year ago, I heard about an international anti-trafficking organization coming to Belize to begin work here. At the time, I was researching any and all anti-trafficking work going on in the country. I felt that God was calling me to join the work, but I had no idea how I would become involved. I reached out to the ministry and didn't hear anything back from them.


Then randomly, months later, I went to visit a friend and ran into the country director at the car wash. I introduced myself and told him a little about my background in social work, foster care and trafficking.


A few more months went by. If you've read my blogs, you'll know I was constantly asking God to point me to my purpose here. I sensed He had a specific call for me, and when I was offered two positions with other organizations, I knew I had to turn them down. It was hard to say "No" to good options, while waiting on His perfect will.


Mid-summer of 2021 the director of the anti-trafficking organization contacted me, wanting to hear more about our family and our background with trafficking survivors. More months passed, and in the Fall I was asked to consult for them pro-bono. Since then, I've been working with them on creating a program of after-care services for young girls rescued out of sex trafficking. The work I'm doing is rewarding and connects precisely to the work I did back in Seattle.


Due to the nature of the work, who I am working with, and the details of the project are confidential. Moving forward, my work with the organization will become more public and I'll share more updates as I'm able. Since my work is ramping up, this blog will become a monthly update on the anti-trafficking work I am involved with.


Please be in prayer for the team God is assembling to serve these young people. It blesses and astonishes me to see how perfectly He has ordered and orchestrated the building of our team so far. Pray that we would identify the perfect strategy for the Belizean context. Pray for co-laborers who will add their talents, passion and resources to the work.


Be encouraged! God has not forgotten you. He sees you and has a plan for you that will connect you with your purpose. Abide in Him. Turn to Him with your concerns, questions and fear. Hold tight to His promises and you will see them come to pass.


Thank you for your support and concern for the work we are doing here as a family. We are blessed to be under-girded by so many friends and family members.

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