I have been busting at the seams to write this post for the last couple of weeks, but I have been waiting for the right time...for the dust to settle.
I will start by saying that when I first went to visit Cornerstone, I silently prayed in my heart that I would love to work there. Months later we were packing our things and heading to McKinney to indeed live there. In the same way, when I started my masters in professional counseling I knew that I wanted to work with women, but what I really wanted was to be involved in the fight against human trafficking in some capacity. This was a desire that seemed so far fetched many years ago. I was not educated about human trafficking, nor did I even know a soul who advocated on behalf of these individuals.
But, a couple of months ago I started communicating with Leah Knippel, Founder of Freedom Stones International. And last week I became a Freedom Stones part-time, volunteer staff member.
That's right, I went part-time with Mom's Best Friend, only to pick-up more hours for no pay. [Curtsy]
I can't even begin to tell you what this has done for my heart. I am so excited about working with Leah, other talented staff members, and working on behalf of the mission of Freedom Stones. The company launched several months ago and are a claimed learning organization, meaning that although they have developed a business model, they are open to change and adaptation. What I love is that I am helping with things that truly fit my skill set and background. Have a I mentioned that I am excited?
I could sit here and type a million different things about Freedom Stones, but if you have interest then I trust you will check out their website to learn more. And if you have time watch these videos!
There are a number of ways that you can help!
- Pray for Freedom Stones
- Make a one time donation
- Becoming a monthly supporter
- Purchase handicraft jewelry available online
- Help raise awareness by hosting a Chain Breaking Event
- Receive the Freedom Stones newsletter
- Follow Freedom Stones on Facebook and Twitter.
Breaking the chains of trafficking,