in our backyard [an interview with @nitabelles on #humantrafficking]

Written by Crystal Rowe

Crystal has a heart for making the church and the Christian faith real and relevant to the world around her and is passionate about serving others in the name of Christ. Crystal is married to her perfect match, D and is Mommie to A and the two sweetest kitties on earth.

September 29, 2011


That doesn’t happen here does it? Isn’t that mostly overseas?

Recently I heard those questions as I was telling someone about my passion for helping victims of human trafficking. As I explained my desire to get more involved, they couldn’t believe I would be able to do anything without picking up and moving far away.

I began to ask myself, How many people really know that human trafficking is a problem in the United States?

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of talking with Nita Belles, the author of In Our Backyard: A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States. Nita is best described as an ordinary woman who answered God’s call to radical action. She has long been involved in the areas of domestic violence and women’s issues. She recently answered a call from God to write a book about the issue of human trafficking.

Her book tells stories of real people, here in the United States, who have been victims of human trafficking and encourages us to get involved in our own backyards.

Take a look, as she shares a little more about herself and talks about how each one of us can help stop human trafficking in the United States.


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in our backyard [an interview with @nitabelles on #humantrafficking]

by Crystal Rowe time to read: 1 min