“How a US Family Moved to Cambodia to Help Sex Trafficking Victims Dream Again”
James Pond – Transitions Global
Welcome to the “Awaken Our Lives with David Trotter” podcast. Although I wear many hats in this season of life, I’m finding that Social Transformation Tour Guide may fit the best. As a filmmaker, writer, speaker, and marketer, I’m drawn to social justices issues that need more awareness in our world. Ultimately, I’m passionate about inspiring people to take action in a cause that capture’s their heart.
As many of you know, my current focus is on the IN PLAIN SIGHT campaign to help sex trafficking in the United States. We are working in concert with Abolition International, and the resources will be released by Word Entertainment in the Fall of 2014. As part of this project, I’m co-executive producing a documentary film and music album as well as co-authoring a 31 day group study guide. In the process, I’m meeting many leaders who are working to eradicate this issue, and I want to introduce you to some of them in the weeks ahead.
TODAY’S GUEST: James Pond – Transitions Global
He is the founder and CEO of Transitions Global, and his family has been working in Cambodia on the issue of sex trafficking since 2004. Transitions Global provides survivors of sexual trafficking the opportunity to heal and recapture the most basic of human rights, freedom, and hope. They work with Cambodian and Vietnamese girls (13-18 years old) in a holistic, innovative program that helps to restore their lives through the power of a dream.
Our team met James in Nashville, Tennessee, several weeks ago, and I wanted you to hear how US cities are reaching out to him in order to provide analysis of how they are handling the issue of sex trafficking and consulting on how the city can become more effective.