Last night we had the opportunity to watch OURFILM.ORG. It is the second documentary coming from Operation Underground Railroad and once again, it was life-changing. You can watch it for free for a limited time for 48 hours. After that it will be available for purchase online or if you’re in Utah, you can see it at your local Megaplex on 7/25.
Tim Ballard, the founder of O.U.R., on his first rescue met two young children who claim to be siblings. They lost their parents during the terrible Haiti earthquake years ago and were sent to live in an orphanage where they would eventually be sold. He ended up bonding closely with these two young children and after a long wait, he was able to adopt these children and add them to his family to make a family of 9! The Ballards are giving these two children the life that we all get to enjoy without having to think much about it. They are giving these children the freedom they deserve.
The adoption was recent and after watching the documentary, he brought them for us to meet them. The youngest sang “I Am A Child of God” for us. It was a reminder to me that yes, we are all children of God and because of that, I can always do more to help all of his children. It was incredibly touching to hear him sing that song after watching the movie.
If you haven’t seen the documentaries yet, make it a goal to watch them as soon as possible. O.U.R. is currently in 14 countries with half of the missions in the US. We were reminded time and time again that the US is the problem. The US is the biggest consumer of sex trafficking and that is why there is such a huge demand. Together, let’s help rescue these children!
Tim Ballard says, “In 1791, the Haitian population rose up and destroyed slavery in their country, which was led by Toussaint Louverture. The abolitionists in America were watching. Fredrick Douglass was watching, and he used that inspiration. When slavery was finally eradicated legally— because it has not been eradicated in actuality—Fredrick Douglass said, ‘Let us not forget the sons and daughters of Haiti, who are the true pioneer abolitionists of the 19th century.'”