Wonderful Words of Life hosts a conversation on human trafficking

The Salvation Army’s Wonderful Words of Life broadcast ministry will air a two-part conversation about the Army’s fight against human trafficking in late February and early March.

Announcer Bernie Dake was joined by Major Rebecca Hogg, associate area commander and divisional secretary for women’s ministries in the Central Maryland Area Command, and Shamere McKenzie, The Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking program director for Central Maryland.

Major Hogg shared the origins of Catherine’s Cottage, a low-barrier home for victims of human trafficking located in Baltimore, Maryland. Throughout her ministry as a Salvation Army officer; as she learned more about human trafficking, Major Hogg increasingly felt God calling her to do something.

“I felt God calling me, saying, ‘Yes! This is what I want you to do. I want you to do something for the least of these,’” she told Dake.

Dake was then joined by McKenzie, a former victim of human trafficking herself, who now uses her testimony to minister to victims in a unique way. Because of her experience, she is able to shed light on what trafficking victims go through firsthand.

“It is torture. And torture in every sense of the word … simply to survive, I must comply,” she told Dake in her interview.

Learn what The Salvation Army is doing to fight against this modern-day slavery in this powerful two-part conversation. These episodes air Feb. 25 and March 4.

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