Written by Cari Schofield
As a parent, selling a child for sex is something we don’t want to think about. It is an issue we often shove into the back of our minds as something that could not possibly be happening. However, that doesn’t make it go away and the sad fact is…that it still does. Slavery and sex trafficking in America is real. Children are being bought in other countries and brought back to America every day with the sole purpose of being nothing more than sex slaves. This article touches on the horrific issue of child sex slavery—one of the most profitable criminal industries in the world today.
One man, Tim Ballard, has a mission. His goal is to rescue our children being sold all around the world from these monsters that value money more than the gift of a child.
“We go about our lives thinking we have eradicated slavery, but it’s bigger than ever,” he says. “There are more slaves today than all of the slaves in 300 years of the transatlantic slave trade.” In fact, human rights organizations agree there are at least 21 million victims of human trafficking in the world today, including 2 million children. Rescuing these children has become Ballard’s mission in life—a mission he believes is inspired of the Lord.” –LDSLiving.org
Tim Ballard and his family moved to Utah in 2012 and started a private, non- profit organization called Operation Underground Railroad. This organization was formed specifically for rescuing children sold into slavery all over the world. It is put together of people of all faiths and his teams consist of retired Navy SEALS, ex CIA agents and professionals with many of the skills needed for these operations.
Two years later, on October 11, 2014, Tim Ballard and his teams at Operation Underground Railroad executed one of the biggest sex trafficking apprehensions of all time. Ballards team went in posing as American business men who wanted to throw a grandiose party for his friends, with children being the focus of their entertainment and sexual pleasures.
Children as young as 11 years old were brought to this party being sold at $300.00 with virgins starting at $1000.00 each. Tim states that the hardest part of these operations is not telling the children they are the good guys and letting them believe they are pedophiles so the mission is not compromised.
“When the take-down happens, we’re arrested along with the bad guys so we don’t blow our cover,” says Osborne.
In this instance, however, someone outside the team told the children that the operatives were the good guys, and as Ballard’s team left the island, they could hear the children cheering and singing and laughing. “It was very emotional,” says Osborne.
“There were Navy SEALS in tears. It was a tender mercy that the Lord allowed Tim to have this connection with these kids on his last undercover mission.”
Three months after Operation Triple Take, Ballard returned to the streets of Colombia and began asking local traffickers if they could sell him a child for the night. “They told me, ‘Don’t you know? No one is going to sell you kids now. It’s too dangerous.’ We created a huge deterrent for the traffickers and scared off the sex tourism travelers,” he explains. “We rocked the whole country.”
Since October, Colombia has completed five operations of their own—and that is exactly what Operation Underground Railroad hopes every country will do. “Our goal is to work with these governments, teach them what they need to know, and show them that they can do this so they can have the confidence to do this without us,” says Turley. “We can’t save everyone, but as more countries join in the fight, we can make a huge difference.”- LDSLiving.Org
Ballard and his partners were successful in rescuing 123 children and the arrest of dozens of criminals involved.
Co-Owner of American Preppers Network, Hugh Vail and his partners were invited to attend a private screening of the upcoming documentary, “The Abolitionists” official trailer. This is what they saw….
After watching this documentary they were in tears and knew they had to do something to help. For years Hugh, Mike, Derek and Mark ran a freeze dried food storage company together. After contacting a dear and close friend, Josh K, owner of the largest food manufacturing facilities in Utah, a plan and partnership was set into motion. Thus “Milk That Matters” was born.
One of our best selling products was our freeze dried chocolate milk. We sold tens of thousands of gallons. It was a perfect fit for food storage because it is made with Real Milk and just like Instant Carnation’s Chocolate Breakfast drink, all you need is to add cold water. Families purchased hundreds of gallons from us for the purpose of baking, consuming and storing our milk in their pantries.” – Hugh Vail, Milk that Matters.
They are now in partnership with Operation Underground Railroad and 50% of their profits will go directly to O.U.R. to help rescue the children sold into slavery and sex trafficking.
Many of us at American Preppers Network and in our preppers community already purchase powdered milk and chocolate milk for our own personal use and our food storage. Our goal here is to make you aware of what these children go through daily and to reach out to you in hopes that you will make the switch to Milk that Matters for your food storage or business purposes.
Now you can help Glenn, Tim and the Navy SEALS rescue our children by getting products for your food storage and pantry through Milk That Matters
Ask yourself………”What if it was my child?”
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