March 14, 2017 is #MyFreedomDay, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the problem of human trafficking. Horrific accounts from victims of human trafficking have been shared online on major news websites and people across the nation are sharing their ideas about how to solve this problem that steals the joy and innocence of childhood from young lives and replaces it with abuse and hate. The evils in this world are real, and peer pressure is sadly not the greatest of the troubles our children face.
“One day down in Mobile, Alabama, I entered a shoeshine parlor on a busy street. One of the boys decided to serve me, and as I took my seat he began industriously to brush my shoes, talking as he worked. He was a pleasant, good-natured boy of about twelve. I asked him about his work and his ambitions.
Eli Schnell is the Youth and Family Minister at the Northwest Church of Christ
6059 Azle Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76135