When did you start working at Call of Freedom? And what is your personal and professional journey that led you here?
I started with Call to Freedom in May of 2023.
In September of 2016, Tim Ballard from Operation Underground Railroad spoke at a convention I was attending. It was my first awareness of human trafficking, and I will always remember what he said about going undercover for a rescue and looking into the face of evil and acting like it was okay to do this people.
Also around that same time, I was asked to serve as a leader of my church women’s group for three years. I gained a love and compassion for women and the unique struggles and triumphs we have.
Through these experiences, I found purpose and felt drawn to work with, teach, and support women. I’ve worked in office settings most of my adult life. When the opportunity arose for me to combine my skills in the office with my desire to serve, it confirmed to me that God knows me, He hears our prayers, and He blesses us in the most unexpected and amazing ways.
What is your position at CTF & why is it important to the mission?
I’m an Administrative Assistant, and I hope to add value by taking care of details and daily tasks that help make an organization like Call to Freedom run smoothly. The mission is important, and the services provided are incredible, so my hope is to ease the burden of the administrative tasks so that our service provider can focus on serving people.
Why do you believe in the mission of call to freedom?
We are meant to be free. Our agency and ability to choose is God-given. Human trafficking takes away these rights from innocent people. It’s an honor to work for Call to Freedom and support wholeness and healing to those who have been impacted by trafficking.
What is a moment that sticks out to you from your time working here or why do you feel like it’s meaningful?
This work is so important in not only valuing and serving clients. It’s vital to educating and informing people so that light can be shed on a dark industry. I’m grateful for Call to Freedom’s focus on faith and Christ-like love, and I know that the light of Christ can heal all wounds.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have a 2nd degree black belt in Karate, and I like to sit outside and listen to birds and play the ukulele.