The Prospect Youth sporting the “In it to End It” t-shirts.
(Franklin) – The students of prospect church in Franklin are organizing a big event called “In It To End It” at the Heard High School gymnasium on the evening of April 9, 2013 to promote awareness about the global slavery problem.
According to the End It Movement website, slavery occurs when one person completely controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.
Statistics indicate that 27 million men, women, and children are trapped in slavery and sex trafficking worldwide.
Prospect youth member Hannah Kenlie Wiggins first became aware of the movement when she attended Passion 2013 at the Georgia Dome in January.
“Human trafficking is so extremely dangerous and vicious. We at Prospect Church are shining a light on slavery and letting the world know that we are in it to end it. God has a mighty plan for the young people suffering from this cruel crime,” said Wiggins.
“This movement is very special to me because it is an opportunity to let others know that there is a God and there is hope. Coming together as a community will bring power to the world and people will notice,” added the HHS senior. “God is using Prospect Church to minister and give encouragement to the small town of Franklin and all who are coming to support. In the end, it isn’t Prospect Church who receives the praise, it is God.”
The students and other members of prospect church, along with Pastor Brandon Brooks have already been working for several weeks to raise both funds and awareness through the sale of t-shirts, hats, wristbands, and window decals with the “X” End It Movement logo.
The gathering at the high school on April 9 will feature The Rush Worship Band, guest speakers Amelia Quinn and Kelly Stagnaro, and the presentation of a check to Beloved Atlanta, an organization that gives hope to young girls who have suffered through slavery.
Another student, 11th-grader Hannah Fairbanks, spoke about what the movement means to her. “One thing we want people to realize is that we’re not doing this to keep ourselves busy or to get a good name. We’re acting as disciples and missionaries for a God that can do all things. He’s working through us and we’re not in it to make a good dent. We’re in it to end it and to change the world because we have the faith to do it,” said Fairbanks.
If you would like to purchase t-shirts and other gear for the event you may contact Mandy Stephens at 706-594-2916 or visit the In it to End It event page on facebook.