Monday, April 8, 2013

Human Trafficking: Little but Fierce!


     Sitting perched on a high top stool in Starbucks, sat this petite powerhouse named AC Black. Her personality reminded me of the Shakespearean quote, “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” And fierce describes her to a tee. At 22, AC and her ministry partner, Jane Anderson, have founded the nonprofit, I AM MORE THAN.  Its purpose is to restore hope, freedom and faith to sexually abused and human trafficked teen girls in Kampala, Uganda.
       AC's mission is to restore worth back to girls and women broken by sexual assualt and/or human trafficking. Her world was rocked at the age of 15 when she made Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior. She began preaching at 16, bringing 50 high school girls to Christ.  After spending time in a school of ministry called 24/7, she learned all aspects of serving in the local church but her heart beat for something beyond the walls of a church…the land of Africa. And after a stint in Australia she found herself in Uganda where AIDS is rampant and orphans abound.  With her love for Uganda and her desire to see victims of sexual abuse rescued, I AM MORE THAN, was birthed. The nonprofit exists to provide a safe haven for girls ages 11-18 who have been rescued out of sex trafficking or have suffered from sexual abuse.  The girls can stay up to three years, receiving trauma counseling, mental health counseling and group counseling.  The nonprofit also exists to provide community education and awareness about the horrendous abuse Ugandan girls suffer at the hands of traffickers.
     If you want to receive more info on I AM MORE THAN or if you want to donate to this worthy cause, please contact AC at www.iammorethan.com.