Sports star Tim Tebow has launched a campaign to fight against human trafficking.
In an interview with Fox News, Tebow said he believes human trafficking is ‘”one of the greatest evils in the world today.”
Tebow, a former professional football and baseball player, said: “It’s such a focus for me because we believe this is one of the greatest evils in the world today.
“So many girls and boys and women and even some men are trapped in this horrible evil.
“It’s not just the idea of human trafficking that is so horrific.
“It’s the human exploitation of children that must be stopped,” he warned.
“It is something that I feel we are called to, our team is called to.
“And in a macro sense, we are really called to help the most vulnerable people around the world, and these are some of the most vulnerable people.
“Every single one of these lives is so valuable.
“They’re so loved by God and they better be loved by us,” Tebow, a devout Christian, said.
“This is something that has been very near and dear to my heart and Demi’s heart.
“And we both feel we are called in different times and different ways to it, but for both of us, it’s such a passion for us.
“Our whole team — this is something we care very deeply about.
“Our mission statement is to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.
“A lot of these girls and boys who are in these situations — this is really their darkest hour of need. And that’s where we feel called to — to chaos, crisis — to these hard places.
“It’s easy for people to show up on others’ best day.
“We want to be there on their worst day.
“We want to be able to help them on their worst day so that one day they will have their best day.
“Ever since my eyes were first opened to this evil almost a decade ago, this is just something that’s been a huge calling for me.
“And it’s something I know we’ll be on for a long time,” he said.
“Just in the last few days, there have been many rescues in many countries, including here.
“We’re able to be a part of the rescues of young girls — to bring restoration to them — and every one of those rescues is a massive win.
“But we also want to make a global impact, not just domestically.
“We want to be able to fight back against this in a lot of different ways, whether that’s in the education about it, or the restoration and or the rehabilitation of it — all of the above.”
“We’re trying to fight in all those different areas and in all those places, together with a lot of partners and amazing people that we’re so grateful for.
“Just in a matter of the last few days, there have been many rescues in many countries, including here.
“Just put yourself in their shoes just for a second, and imagine living in fear every single day.
“Knowing that the people who were supposed to value you instead sold you.
“The people who were supposed to love you instead abused you,” he said.
“The people who were supposed to treasure you instead exploited you.”