Written By - Hanne Fellers
I’ve been in a season where I am reflecting and constantly being reminded of why I am in this work. Before I get into some of the things I’ve been reflecting on, I just want to THANK YOU, ZOE friends, for engaging with us. Without YOU, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We are so grateful for your support.
This year, we’ve had some amazing opportunities to share with many influential people from county officials to business men and women. Me personally, I am so excited about all the high school and college clubs we get to serve and mentor. I’m especially excited about the 2 new clubs added just this fall. If you know someone who would be interested in starting a club to bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking at their school or church, please contact me.
Earlier this year, when I had more than a week off and was able to spend time with my family and be disconnected from my work, I realized how much my work impacts me. I’m so grateful that we have a God who is our hope and comfort. Without Him, I don’t think I would be in this line of work.
The work I do, for those who are unaware, is to help create content for ZOE that we share with you all, but also I run our local outreach program, MyGenMyFight. In my role, I keep myself updated on human trafficking news. I often speak at schools, community events, churches etc. I am aware that what I spend a lot of my time on is dark, horrific, heavy and heartbreaking. Hearing and reading some of the stories can be tough. It’s not an easy topic to share with people. After disconnecting from my work for over a week, I felt different. I thought to myself, “Woah, I haven’t thought about children being abused for a whole week!” Then I thought, “How hard it would be to be in this work without Jesus?” He is my source of comfort, healing and a place of refuge. My heart is so for people to know Him and get to experience His Love.
My honest reflection comes down to one name, His name is Jesus.