How Students at Orem High are Making a Difference

How Students at Orem High are Making a Difference

The students at Orem High have recently taken a stand against trafficking. When Tyler from O.U.R. Aftercare visited a Current Issues class to put on a presentation for the students, a certain girl knew that she wanted to make a difference. High school student Josee was moved by Tyler’s presentation and after learning more about O.U.R.’s mission, she decided to start an O.U.R. club. “Creating the club has helped me and all the members to feel like we are making…

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Life Leadership Members Raise Over $800,000 For O.U.R.

Life Leadership Members Raise Over $800,000 For O.U.R.

By Kristen Seidl | Dec 7, 2017 | blog.lifeleadership.com “Use your money to make your life count.” – Chris Brady On October 14th, 2017, LIFE completed its largest charitable Life on Life Initiative to date. Thousands of LIFE Members gathered in Louisville, Kentucky to participate in a push-up contest to raise money for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates children from sex trafficking. The Life on Life project began in July of 2017, when All Grace Outreach spokesman, Chris Swanson, teamed up with O.U.R….

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Successful O.U.R. Training in Colombia

Successful O.U.R. Training in Colombia

One of the key pillars of our mission at O.U.R. is to empower local law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges. We believe that “teaching a person to fish” will lead to more sustainable and systematic improvement, as well as generational change. In November, O.U.R. facilitated the travel of current U.S. law enforcement officers, as well a former prosecutor, to Bogota, Colombia to train the Colombian National Police team which works closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Over the course…

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A 5-Year-Old’s Wish to Help “Real-Life” Superheroes

A 5-Year-Old’s Wish to Help “Real-Life” Superheroes

  Five-year-old Benji asked for two things for his birthday: 1.     A hug from each of his friends 2.     His own “Superhero Run” Not only did he just want these two things, this sweet young boy asked for no presents. He wanted to support the real-life superheroes instead. As Benji’s parents helped him plan his birthday race, they had many conversations with him about superheroes. Benji’s parents explained to him that there are many real-life superheroes. They discussed firefighters, police…

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9 Ways to Shine YOUR Light Against Trafficking

9 Ways to Shine YOUR Light Against Trafficking

  As Tim Ballard often states, there is a scientific principle that says darkness cannot exist where there is light. By shining OUR light every day, we can outshine the darkness of human trafficking. This holiday season, we want to focus on how exactly we can shine our light in our daily lives. Below are just a few ways to spark some ideas for you to implement in your own life. We can end child trafficking together! 1.     Talk about…

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Two Pittsburgh Steelers will Rep O.U.R. at Monday’s Game

Two Pittsburgh Steelers will Rep O.U.R. at Monday’s Game

Two players from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger and Jordan Berry, will be wearing special O.U.R. cleats during this Monday’s game to support the fight against child trafficking. Each player on the team will be representing a cause as a part of the “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative. Jordan Berry, the Steeler’s kicker, decided to paint his own shoes. “I only did the one on my plant foot,” said Berry. “I don’t want to mess my kicking foot too much….

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6 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

6 Ways to Give on Giving Tuesday

  Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 28th and there are opportunities for everyone to be involved! Here are six simple ways to give and support O.U.R. Aftercare. Donations made to O.U.R. on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $20,000, thanks to generous donors!    1. Exclusive O.U.R. T-Shirt Donate $50 or more between November 27-28 through our store website to receive an exclusive O.U.R. T-Shirt handmade by a survivor. You will only receive a shirt by donating…

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Prayer Request: Sandra

Prayer Request: Sandra

“Sandra” could use your prayers today. She will give her testimony, video and written, to the district attorney’s lawyer about the abuse she suffered in the past. These days are never fun for the children and it leaves them having to remember things they would like to not remember. Pray she will be strong, and truthful and comfortable in speaking boldly. We believe that a victim should never have to testify in front of their abuser or at trial. They…

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Survivor Spotlight: What is your Dream?

Survivor Spotlight: What is your Dream?

What is your dream? If the next stranger you saw asked you that question, what would you say? Maybe at some time in your life you could answer right away and maybe some of you would need some time to think about it. This is the story of one young survivor that without hesitation knew exactly what her dream was and that she was going to do everything she could to see it become a reality.  Some of you might…

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High School Lacrosse Team Signs on at CrossFit O.U.R.

High School Lacrosse Team Signs on at CrossFit O.U.R.

Herriman High School Lacrosse Coach Steve Haymond and his team recently signed on with CrossFit O.U.R. in Utah. Coach Haymond had been working with his friend Anna for eight months to find a gym that would fit their needs. After looking into signing on with CrossFit O.U.R., he determined that the gym would be a great fit for his team and would help them towards their goal of becoming a Top 3 lacrosse program in the state of Utah. Coach Haymond,…

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