Aspire to Lead

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Dr. Wes Saade. Be sure to check out his website www.aspiretolead.net. He is endeavoring to lead like Jesus through his staff. Dr. Saade is a family physician and so is his older brother Roger. The whole family is an amazing testimony to their mother and father’s Christian faith as they emigrated during civil war in Lebanon when the children were young.

I have fond memories of Dr. Roger stapling my head laceration for me several years ago when my car trunk surprised me. We had met years before that incident when God allowed us to chat about medical missions. These are awesome men of God!

Here is the audio podcast of the interview concerning human trafficking – and my book “Compelled.”

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http://ec.libsyn.com/p/1/b/2/1b2d3a0e4498b2c2/Aspire_To_Lead_018_-_Dr._Wes_Saade_interviews_Dr._Tomi_Grover_about_human_trafficking.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01c0873fd2c9552bd8&c_id=6222464

I hope this blesses you and would […]

By |October 29th, 2013|Encouragement|0 Comments

Detaining victims of trafficking?

What if our best option is Juvenile Detention as beginning point for Treatment?

Treatment models for children who have been traumatized usually do not include incarceration.  However, that is exactly what has been happening to many of these children.  Texas’ reports from several agencies, tells the story.  Today we focus on the Juvenile Probation Commissions report to the Texas legislature.  http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/publications/reports/RPTOTH201103.pdf

Getting “upstream” on the river full of victims we must begin to put the pieces together on the vulnerabilities of children to sexual exploitation.  Here are three major factors to consider:

* Studies indicate that 25% of girls and 17% of boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday in the United States. (Stewards of Children)

* It is reported that 70% or more of the children who have been rescued from CSEC have been victims of sexual abuse.  (Shared Hope)

* One population that is extremely vulnerable are the growing number of runaway […]

By |October 16th, 2013|Equipping|0 Comments