January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
STOP what you are doing. Please give me just a moment of your time; I’ve got something really important to share with you today. Are you ready for some hard truth? Because, that’s what we‘re dishing up on today’s show. Dr. Rondy M. Smith joins us for what we believe is one of our most important shows to date.
Join Amy Elaine and LaTan for a discussion on the reality of human trafficking in our society today.
Where there is no vision from God, the people run wild,
but those who adhere to God’s instruction know genuine happiness.
Proverbs 29:18 (VOICE)
THREE PART SERIES on STOPPING the OPPRESSION & RESTORING the SURVIVORS
So, subscribe today to make sure to hear the next two episodes:
- The Story of Rest Stop Ministries with Dr. Rondy
- A Survivor Story with Cynthia Bailey
- Victory Stories with Dr. Rondy
No, this isn’t another country’s problem. It‘s ours, Church. Because these atrocities of oppression and modern day slavery are happening right before our eyes. And, yes, in our own posh communities. In this episode, Rondy shares the story of how Rest Stop Ministries came to be. More importantly, we‘re sharing what you can do to help “restore survivors and stop oppression.”
Statistics Tell the Truth About Why This Must STOP NOW
- 40 million people are enslaved in the world today.
- 80% are women.
- 50% are children.
- 2nd largest criminal enterprise on planet.
- Fastest growing crime in the world.
- $50 Billion industry.
The statistics are staggering and you can‘t un-know them once you‘ve heard them. If there was no demand, there wouldn’t be a need for the supply. Ultimately, it‘s time for us to wake up and realize how much this grieves God‘s heart and begin asking how we can be part of the solution. You‘ll be glad to know there is hope. Rest Stop Ministries work is making a huge difference. So, join us for this courageous story of overcoming what the enemy meant for evil. Just as God did for Joseph, He is restoring good in the lives of survivors!
Even though you intended to harm me, God intended it only for good, and through me, He preserved the lives of countless people, as He is still doing today.
Genesis 50:20 (VOICE)
MEET DR. RONDY M. SMITH of REST STOP MINISTRIES
Dr. Rondy M. Smith is Founder and CEO of Rest Stop Ministries, Inc. RSM is Tennessee’s first long-term residential restoration program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking.
Rondy is an ordained minister. Also, she was Associate Professor of Management at Trevecca Nazarene University where she directed the graduate degree program in Organizational Management that she founded in 1991.
Rondy earned a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Kansas in 1987 and a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Development from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1996.
Rondy loves sharing life with Bobby, her husband of 35 years. She has 4 adult children; their sons Daniel & Kyle and the two daughters-in-love, Lauren & Emmy.
Becoming Love and Inspiring Hope are Rondy’s core values
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