My name is Jennifer Olson and I am the Founder of Jars of Hope. I found out about human trafficking my junior year of high school and the reality of this issue absolutely broke my heart. I listened to the testimony of a woman who was trafficked in the United States by her boyfriend and was enslaved to years of abuse and neglect. This woman explained how she had bad relationships with friends, boyfriends and family members growing up. She explained how she had deep insecurity issues and was looking to find her place in the world. These words struck me to my core because I was experiencing the same struggles.
I dedicated my life to Jesus my junior year of high school and I couldn't help but ask the Lord, "why wasn't that me?" It could have been me that was trafficked and led astray but he chose to call me to Himself for a specific purpose. To God be glory.
I praise the Lord that this woman came to know Jesus Christ and after hearing her testimony I needed to take action to help fight this injustice.