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  • ‘Bridge to Freedom’: fighting human trafficking across Europe Part 1 Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Anna Armitage is a Global Worker with her husband, Sheldon in Slovakia. Anna is an active member in the fight against human trafficking. We asked Anna some questions about how this area of ministry came to be her passion!​(Anna and Sheldon Armitage with their girls)1) When did you first get involved in fighting against human trafficking? My story started to actively unfold since about 2008 when I met a dear friend Patricia who has been ministering to prostituted women for decades. She was bit of a pioneer and a real legend in this ministry and when I heard her speak about prostitution and human trafficking, my life was changed forever. I got to spend some time with Patricia over the years that followed, learning and listening. She has been a mentor who not only opened my eyes but also provided steps and sound advice in my personal journey. She opened doors for me with strategic connections to people and organizations that enabled me to get plugged into the work of anti-trafficking movement in Europe. Recently, Patricia lost her battle to cancer and went to her eternal Home but she has left an enormous legacy in countless lives here on Earth. 2) Did you see or hear a story that inspired you to get involved? There were too many similar yet different stories, all heartbreaking, surreal but true. All involving injustice, unfairness, deep human suffering. These were the initial calls to action in my life. I took time alone and with my husband and friends to pray, and to seek a path for my involvement. I read many important books on the issue that helped me understand the current situation, I researched, studied, met people working in this sphere… Out of obedience to God’s direction, I enrolled into a journalism degree at the university in my city, believing...

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