Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is attempting something that many politicians have failed to tackle — he is trying to stop human trafficking worldwide.
Tebow is a committed Christian, and he has made it his mission to help those in need and who are innocent victims of human trafficking.
For too long, some leaders have claimed to care about this crisis, while others have completely ignored it, allowing it to get worse. Tebow is doing an incredible deed, but he can’t do it alone. He explained that after the victims are rescued, the vulnerable children are in danger because, as the children prepare to testify against their trafficker, there are bounties on the children’s heads.
Tebow told Fox News:
“It’s such a focus for me because we believe this is one of the greatest evils in the world today.”
“So many girls and boys and women and even some men are trapped in this horrible evil,”
He said, “It’s the human exploitation of children” that must end.
According to the Huff Post, 1.2 million children are trafficked every year. That’s equivalent to a child being exploited every two minutes. That is beyond disturbing and utterly shameful.
Tebow continued, stating that he feels this is something he was called to do:
“It is something that I feel we are called to, our team is called to.”
“And in a macro sense, we are really called to help the most vulnerable people around the world, and these are some of the most vulnerable people.”
Tebow added that this issue is something near and dear to his and his wife, Demi-Leigh Tebow’s heart:
“is something that has been very near and dear to my heart and Demi’s heart. And we both feel we are called in different times and different ways to it, but for both of us, it’s such a passion for us.”
“Our mission statement is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
“A lot of these girls and boys who are in these situations — this is really their darkest hour of need. And that’s where we feel called to — to chaos, crisis — to these hard places.”
Tebow concluded, saying:
“Our job is simply to provide as much protection, kindness and love as possible, and point them to the Truth. They’re worth it.”
We need more Tim Tebows in this world. He is doing great work for these children, women, and men who are being trafficked. Although Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has pushed for human trafficking reform, those legislative negotiations seem to be going nowhere. Human trafficking must end, and Tebow is doing something to help, where our elected leaders have thus far failed.
Twitter fam, today is my 35th birthday! Thank you to everyone who has joined the Protect Them fundraiser— more than 3,700 have said yes to this mission to fight human trafficking, thank you!!
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 14, 2022