Monday, January 30, 2017

New Tamper Gift

A big thanks to Marty Pape and his friend 
Halbert Torraca, owner of the the Crazy Badger
for this handmade tamper with ripple and walnut handle.

This is #whyilovewhereilive —kind Tucson friends.
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Supporting Sold No More in January

This month January 2017! 
Big Heart Coffee is supporting
Sold No More 
Their Mission
The vision for Sold No More began more than twenty six years ago when our Founder and Director, Jerry Peyton, experienced the devastation of sex trafficking in his own family. In order to address the growing problem of trafficking in our community, Sold No More was launched three years ago and originally called Streetlight Tucson. Working with local churches, like-minded organizations and individuals, our mission is to end sex trafficking in Tucson and provide a hopeful solution to this problem through a three-fold strategy: prevention/awareness, enforcement/prosecution, and protection/restoration.
Read more about their strategy HERE.
Their Motivation
While Sold No More eagerly partners with those who do not share our spiritual convictions, we are a ministry motive by the love of Christ. God's heart for those being exploited and oppressed, particularly children, is clear in Psalm 10:18, “Doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed, so that the men of the earth may terrify them no more.” We believe God is working to see people set free and restored from exploitation and it is our hope to join Him in His work.
Their Core Values
Sold No More partners with leaders, churches, organizations, and governmental agencies sharing our mission and core values:

    The eradication of human trafficking—especially sex trafficking.
    Unity: broad collaboration and cooperation with other organizations
    Integrity: in the lives of leaders and in organizational operations and reporting
    Strategic importance: focused on critical needs and timely issues
    Solid research & development: analysis of local, national, and international sex trafficking activities along with active and proposed solutions
    Humility: seeking the assistance of others and not being concerned about who gets the credit. While we believe that our mission is dear to the heart of God and critical at this point in history, it is not “more important” than other callings or missions.
    Respect: dealing with differences in a respectful manner, not attacking or accusing others, not publicly criticizing others but dealing with disagreements privately
An article from online about Sold No More: 

Sex trafficking – it’s a hidden crime but it is happening right here in our community.

On Saturday the local non-profit group “Sold No More,” held their Walk 4 Freedom to help raise awareness on the issue.

Jerry Peyton, the Executive Director of Sold No More, said more than 2,000 7th through 12th graders in the Tucson area are involved in sex trafficking every year.
His own daughter was sex trafficked when she was just 14 years old.
Peyton said a close classmate of hers had committed suicide. She felt guilty and had a difficult time dealing with the trauma and ran away from home.

“She winds up from being a model kid to living in a home with four men who were using her for sex, taking her to Nogales to smuggle drugs across the boarder. So she says yeah all of the sudden I’m prostituting, drug smuggling and pole dancing at 14,” Peyton said.

Peyton created the non-profit, Sold No More, six years ago after his daughter was rescued from sex trafficking. He’s dedicated his life to putting a stop to it in Tucson. He said 80 percent of sex trafficking victims are runaways.
Sold No More is the only organization in the U.S. providing sex trafficking prevention education throughout a school district. He said traffickers are increasingly using social media and phone apps to contact vulnerable teenagers.
He said students are also pressured by their peers to provide sexual photos or perform sexual acts.

“We talk about your cell phones and images. Images of minors, sexual images, that’s called child pornography. It’s a felony to have it, show it, or send it. I was standing next to a teacher in the assembly and she said, do you see what the kids are doing in the bleachers? They all pulled their cell phones out – they’re deleting pictures, because they all have it,” Peyton said.

Peyton said we all need to keep our eye out for warning signs of how to spot a sex trafficking victim. He said young girls wearing stiletto heels is typically a universal sign for predators that she’s “for sale.”
He also said girls checking into hotel rooms with much older men, and avoiding eye contact – are also suspicious signs that you need to report to law enforcement.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline is 1-888-373-7888. 
You can text INFO or HELP to Befree 233733. For more information on Sold No More click
To Donate directly to Sold No More: click here