“She looked behind and I barely got a glimpse of her eyes but it will be a look I will never forget,” Amanda said. “She needed help and I was the only person on this plane that knew what she was involved in.”
Knowing that the flight attendants have been specifically trained on how to handle situations of human trafficking, Amanda informed them of what she’d learned.
Upon landing in Salt Lake City, the girl was safely removed from her trafficker.
“I wish I could hug her. I wish I could hold her hand as she goes on to the next step of her life,” Amanda wrote. “I don’t know what her future holds but I do know it’s not with him.”
Friends, this kind of thing is happening EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Both here at home in AMERICA, and around the world.
Human trafficking denies freedom to more than 20.9 million people worldwide. According to PolarisProject.org, 26 percent of them are children, while 55 percent are women and girls. Their FORCED labor is what sustains an estimated $150 BILLION industry around the world.
It doesn’t look like the movies. You don’t have to be Liam Neeson on some wild goose-chase through foreign countries to literally save the lives of trafficking victims. This is modern day slavery, and we have the power to END IT.