Trafficked in Our Backyard
Nestled between wooded mountain ridges and sparkling Soddy Lake, Soddy-Daisy captures the best of both rural and urban life. The description, taken from the city’s website, is a good picture of the town of 13,000 residents. It is mostly peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty. It is also the spot that human traffickers decided to make a little extra cash. Late this summer, In the middle of the night, a police officer in the small town pulls over an RV camper on the highway.
Have you ever wondered what in the world is God doing? Scared, confused, not sure what the next step will be? We can relate. In starting the ranch, we have found ourselves in moments and periods of complete uncertainty on several occasions. Most recently we have found ourselves in a challenging holding pattern since June; seeking out the ideal property that God intends for Blazing Hope Ranch to call its home. If you read our Fall 2015 newsletter then you know about the pray
Exposing the Pimp's Game
A couple of years ago I was doing research on domestic human trafficking, that is trafficking that takes place in America. My heart was (and still is) troubled by the fact that slavery exists in a place I believed to be safe. It upset me even more to know it takes place in my hometown. The Lord had made my heart so heavy for those innocent people who were trapped in slavery, and I wanted to understand more about it so I could learn ways to help prevent, or even stop it. One d