Free concert for Human Trafficking awareness for this Sunday, October 7
Christina is an orphan in a poor Eastern European country called Moldova. She has hopes and dreams, loves chocolate and is at risk of being driven into Human Trafficking when she turns 15 and is forced out of the orphanage she calls home. There are thousands, if not millions of Christina’s in dozens of other countries who have been trafficked and who will be trafficked. She is a face we can connect to this overwhelming plight faced by girls just like her.
Christina became a passion for Matt and Cameron Hammon, local Houston worship leaders, who in 2010, served as missionaries in Budapest, Hungary. It was then that they became aware of the massive prostitution and human trafficking problems in Eastern Europe. And it was there that the problem became about one little girl, Christina, who was destined to enter this world if the problem was not addressed. “You hear so many overwhelming statistics of human trafficking, “Cameron explained, “but it’s another thing when it has a face, and when that face looks like you.”
Problems of human trafficking, and the overwhelming statistics, are too much for our minds to grasp. So we push those problems aside. Christina affords us a face, a name, a person to connect to this problem. She could be your sister, your daughter, your neighbor. It is a staggering problem to be sure. But through awareness of how to help the “Christinas” of the world, we can make a difference.
This Sunday, October 7 at 6:30pm, Matt and Cameron Hammon of Olivette, will hold a free concert for Christina, and the millions like her. The event will bring awareness of not just the size of the problem, but of the humanity of the problem. All ages are welcome and the concert will be held at Chapelwood UMC in the Upper Room at 11140 Greenbay Houston Texas 77024.
For more information please contact Julie Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org.