What’s the fastest growing crime in the world, affecting 27 million people (2 million children each year) and from which 99% will never escape? (Source: A21)
The answer is extremely hard to swallow; it’s human slavery.
In the UK, (yes, slavery exists around us right now) the average age of a sex-trafficking victim is thirteen. (Source: SFS)
I’m sorry, I know these facts are abhorrent and horrific to read and try to come to terms with, but we need to act; we are the only answer there is to this crisis.
Christian artist Matthew West‘s words resonate with me when he sings, “I just couldn’t bear the thought of people living in poverty, children sold into slavery – the thought disgusted me – so I raised my fist to heaven, said ‘God why don’t you do something?’ He said, ‘I did – I created you.'”
That’s why I’ve co-written ‘Thirteen’ with vocal coach Amy Box
The song is a mix of shocking, brutal, poetic and poignant, and tells the story of a young girl whose naive innocence is poisoned by an insidious undercurrent of deception. Pre-order now!
We’re dedicating 100% of proceeds to UK charity Safe From Slavery, who help survivors of sex-trafficking to feel human again after absolutely unimaginable ordeals – right here in Britain.
Their website says loads more about the work they do and even shows you around the UK’s first long-term recovery home where they restore and empower rescued women to find their true value again in Jesus.
So here’s the first exciting announcement…
Thirteen is live for pre-order THIS TUESDAY, 18th October to co-incide with National Anti-Slavery Day!
Please let all your friends know and let’s make this news absolutely massive in order to help the women in these awful situations to be rescued and restored. Now this is a real reason to ‘break the internet’!
Second exciting announcement…
The official launch date is now set for 30th November, taking place at the Maximise Women’s Business Club conference in Cheltenham!
There are still tickets available for the conference, where you’ll be the first to watch Amy and I deliver a unique performance of Thirteen and hear from Safe From Slavery’s founder Sue Carter.
Third and final exciting announcement…
On 11th January 2017, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we’ll release a Facebook LIVE video performance of Thirteen on social media, joining millions of other voices against modern day slavery.
We hope you’ll join us and help spread the word!
I’ll leave you with this quote to show you how vital Thirteen’s message really is.
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Key dates to remember:
18th October – National Anti-Slavery Day, and the first day you can pre-order Thirteen.
30th November – The official launch of Thirteen at the Maximise conference in Cheltenham – downloads sent out to pre-order customers.
11th January – Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and our live Facebook performance.