It has been an amazing year! I wanted to say thank you very much. Your interest in the information that is provided for encouraging and equipping folks who want to learn more about human trafficking is important to me!

The list of highlights for 2013 activities is amazing! Check it out below. One of the challenging aspects of this ministry is taking the risk for opportunities and asking for God’s provision. I never know how He is going to provide and yet I stand firm to the call knowing He has and He will.

As you look at this list please know that I am a frugal traveler and diligently try to steward my finances well. I am finishing this year in an unusual deficit of about $5000.00. Some of that has to do with book publishing and all the expenses there. Plus a number of unpaid opportunities to speak and train. I have been especially blessed this year to be on a number of university campuses.

One of the ways God has provided for me is through independent consulting to non-profit organizations. The group, Servants of Servants of San Antonio has served as a broker of charitable giving for three years now.  Here is how it works.

TraffickStop is an educational initiative that can receive tax deductible contributions through the National Christian Foundation’s Using The TraffickStop Fund ID: 804483. Folks who need or want a tax deductible way to give can send funds to that account, here is the link http://www.nationalchristian.com/donationredirect?org=487218&aid=804483

Many of you support the ministry work I do through prayers and feedback as well as partnerships for more engagements. I would also like to ask you to partner with me financially. Perhaps you have end-of-year giving you are planning – may I ask you to prayerfully consider donating electronically to the TraffickStop fund as listed above? Or if you need to mail it here is the address: National Christian Foundation, The TraffickStop Fund ID: 804483, 840 Thousand Oaks Dr., Hurst‎ TX‎ 76054

Expanding the reach for next year I am going to be looking for corporate sponsorship for 2014.  This will be used especially for those entities that can not pay for services or travel. This includes a district attorney’s office and a federal law enforcement agency both say they can not pay for training but want to provide it to their staff. If you know of folks or corporations that would be interested in such sponsorships please let me know.

I sincerely appreciate your support as I fulfill this mission!

Blessings on your holidays!

Tomi

Highlights from 2013

January

  • Exodus Cry Summit
  • UT Permian Basin – presentation

February

  • Transportation association event – presentation
  • Human Trafficking event at Texas Capitol – presentation

March

  • San Antonio training event – presentation
  • Fort Stockton FBC training and law enforcement training
  • DBU – guest lecture
  • PTO – BISD, Bransom elementary, parent presentation
  • Tyler – presentation
  • Austin HT meetings

April

  • White Umbrella Campaign with Wellspring Living (GA) 40 days of prayer event
  • The Net, Tarrant County
  • Baylor University – presentation
  • UMHB – presentation
  • WMU Missions event
  • ETBU – presentation
  • Respond Conference
  • STARfish project
  • San Antonio Area Foundation – presentation

May

  • SCORRE Conference
  • White Umbrella Campaign with Wellspring Living (GA) toured 3 cities in a week (Austin, Dallas, Tyler) organized and emceed a community roundtable event.
  • Disrupt Human Trafficking – referrals and partnership

June

July

August

  • Melissa FBC training and law enforcement training
  • Radio show with Trey Graham
  • Newspaper article ref “Compelled” in Lake Wales News (FL)
  • Leadership Summit Baylor
  • Burleson FBC, interview and book signing
  • Joshua House of Worship (JHOW) radio interview

September

  • Office of the Attorney General update meeting in Austin
  • SWBTS – guest lecture in a class
  • Cliff Temple BC Houston – presentation and book signing
  • Launch Conference
  • Chaplain’s Retreat – presentation and book signing
  • San Antonio Against Slavery – presentation and book signing
  • KPLE TV – – presentation with 2 other ministries – 1 hour live TV show
  • Christian Life Commission board meeting – presentation and book signing
  • Ron Hill, Pastor The Fellowship of San Antonio meeting
  • Joined Platform University mentoring with Michael Hyatt
  • Joshua House of Worship (JHOW) – presentation and book signing
  • Fort Stockton FBC hosted 4 hour law enforcement training

October

  • Howard Payne University guest lecture in classes
  • Podcast with Dr. Wes Saade check this out here: http://aspiretolead.net/compelled-human-trafficking
  • No Need Among You – presentation
  • Cliff Temple BC – meeting with Pastor and Tyrle McDaniel
  • Abolition International Shelter Association – two presentations
  • University of Mary Hardin Baylor (UMHB) Missions Emphasis week – multiple presentations
  • Williamson Baptist Association – presentation
  • Houston Legal Symposium sponsored by Free the Captives
  • Tallowood Baptist Church, missions banquet, and presentations with UnBound and PureHope
  • Joined BLAST mentoring with Shannon Ethridge
  • Newspaper article, Burleson, Star-Telegram

November

  • Connecting Point conference with PureHope.net and Freedom Connection
  • Platform Conference
  • Unbound – presentation and panel discussion

December

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit – presentation