Tim Ballard is the founder/CEO of O.U.R. Which rescues and rehabilitates children that have been trafficked. The Sound of Freedom, an upcoming featured film is about his life.
Tim’s team came across an illegal orphanage which was selling children at 15,000 each. The orphanage was shut down thanks to Tim and his team. All the children were placed in a reputable orphanage in Haiti. But Tim could not get a brother and sister off of his mind. While undercover, Tim purchased the siblings in the sting operation.
Ages 2 and 3, Colin and Coline. Tim and his wife made the decision to adopt both children. Adding to their large family. It took several years to get through all the red tape. Finally, after four years in 2018, the Ballard’s were told they could pick up their children.
It’s a pretty amazing story. Who knows where these two kids would have ended up if this man and his team had not infiltrated the “orphanage”. Yes, a happy ending for two beautiful children. Let’s continue to educate the world on trafficking. So that Tim and others like him can continue to shut traffickers down and give the world’s children a chance to know what peace and unconditional love really is.
What if it was your child? What if someone came in the night and stole your child? What would you do?
These victims are our children. So many parents out there are walking into an empty bedroom. They can’t tuck their child in anymore.
Modern day slavery. Yes, it exists. Human trafficking, yes it exists. We can no longer turn away and act like this is not happening.
The United States is the #1 reason human trafficking is so profitable. The pornography is no longer quenching the thirst of these deviants. But trafficking is not happening just in the United States. It’s worldwide. It’s not just about sex either. Some victims are used for organ harvesting. This is like a nightmare that we cannot wake from. But it is not a nightmare. It is reality.
Over 32 billion is generated yearly in the United States from human trafficking. Over 150 billion worldwide.
We can no longer close our eyes to this. Stand up! Speak out!
Fall is my favorite season by far. It just doesn’t last long enough. I love country drives when the landscape is a beautiful shade of gold, red and orange.I thought I’d share some beautiful pictures of my most favorite season. Enjoy!
I knew my baby would grow to be a big dog. But damn! It’s amazing that this is in just nine months time!
I did start him in doggie daycare a few weeks back. He attends 1-2x a week. From all reports, he is loving it and being a really good boy. He loves everyone and everyone loves him.
On his birthday, I took him to pick out a toy. While leaving the store a little girl walked in with her family. She was excited about Clifford. My baby, inched his way towards her gingerly. Then he sweetly gave her a kiss and backed away. He is in a different mode with kids. He knows he must act like a gentleman. But when he is at daycare, he gets to let loose! As you can see!
Who knew this pup would add so much life to my home? Clifford has grown quite a bit but he is still my baby.
Bill Gates, the voice for a Covid vaccination. A man with no medical expertise whatsoever but if you speak against him, you will be silenced by the FB police.
Why? Oh they’ll say that it is dangerous to go against what is “true”. Yet provide no actual documentation providing facts on Covid. The powers that be have lied so much about Covid and finagled the numbers, I’m not sure they even know what’s true. But Bill Gates is supposed to go without question. He’s beyond reproach.
We are not allowed to even post about vitamins that boost the immune system. So naturally this will make most question why. For money of course. Oh and power. Our voices matter. Free thought matters. Common sense matters.
I grew up watching Good Times. A show that touched on serious issues but brought a lot of laughs as well. Amos was one of my favorite tv dads. You knew when he gave that look, everyone better act right!! Reminded me of my dad. Yup! I knew that look very well! Too well! 😂
Girls can’t play rock n roll. For some this would end a dream. For others, like Joan Jett, it would be fuel to prove them all wrong.
Thankfully she had the determination to fight through. She had a rocky start. Everything from a horrible band manager to the stereotypical bullshit. She never quit. As we all know she showed the world, girls can play rock n roll! Rock on!
I’ve watched a lot of videos of so called peaceful “protests”. Most are a lot of white people inciting violence, burning the American flag, vandalizing buildings, setting fire to buildings including occupied ones. Most recent one -the group brought out a guillotine and decapitated teddy bears.
In one video a white man screams racial slurs at a black cop while everyone just stood there. Not a word was said. But he is fighting for black lives? No he is not. He is a bored, spoiled rotten young adult that thinks he is really accomplishing something. Oh he is. He is showing the world his true self. Many of these individuals are.
Don’t scream for justice and equality while in the same breath using racial slurs. Don’t speak about peace and love while calling for the blood of Trump supporters. Don’t talk about free speech when you attack anyone that does not follow your playbook to the t.
In the meantime, the people trying to be heard have been drowned out by the mayhem. Nothing is being accomplished. Why would it? Not when the Democrats have until now given the green light to it all. Including bailing rioters out. Now they’re worried that polls show Trump’s approval rating has skyrocketed. Doh! New strategy!
What I see is a lot of hypocrites using tragedy to create havoc and I do not doubt that receiving a paycheck is just a bonus. These are not the real protestors. These are not the real people scared and wanting to make changes for the better. These are assholes plain and simple. Kids that should have been given less materially and more love and more discipline growing up.
I am so thoroughly disgusted by it all. When are we the people going to hold these elected officials accountable? They’re responsible for the deaths of many. For what? Then stand there and point the finger at Trump. How long has Biden had to do right? Did he help with his crime bill? How long has Pelosi had to bring about positive change? C’mon! You know why they must destroy him and his followers? Because he is not one of them. He’s trying like hell to clean up the shit show they’ve made over the years. He has had to battle one lie after another. One accusation after another. It’s funny, he was an alright guy to hang with until he ran for office.
What do animals do when threatened? They attack. He is a threat to these career politicians that have gotten rich at our expense. He knows everything they’ve been up to. They need him out or watch their worlds crash and burn. Hence the riots. They’d rather create one crisis after another and watch innocent lives lost than face the consequences of their acts.
Antifa is not the only ones that protest too much. We got a hell of a lot of elected officials right there with them. It’s just sad that true issues cannot be addressed. They won’t be. They’ll be used to manipulate us all but never truly addressed. What makes America great is its people. Mostly anyways. It sure as hell is not because of the politicians.
Posting this one day early. I have a busy day tomorrow.
My, how he has grown. I saw his pic on FB and those eyes. That was it! Losing my Jazzy girl was horrible. I planned to wait a long time before getting another dog. The next week I became dog mom to Clifford.
He’s rambunctious, tenacious, stubborn, yet loving, a giant baby and how he has changed my life. He’s a sock eating, record thrashing, shoe killing hot mess. He’s my baby. Yes he is.
I am not equipped to do many things. All men and women have skills. These skills are not always ones achieved from school. Sometimes we find out we have a gift or a skill in the most unlikely circumstances. Sometimes we find out we lack certain skills in the most unlikely circumstances also.
That being said, everyone knows where I stand on defunding the police. I’m against it. That does not mean that I feel all officers belong in that field. I know due to things I’ve experienced, I could never be a police officer. I would panic in certain circumstances. I already know this. Because all I have to do is read certain situations and feel panicked.
I feel for our officers. It’s not an easy position and the situations they find theirselves in can be extremely dangerous ones. One decision can cost them their lives or their partners life or a citizen’s life. No one really knows until faced with an extraordinary circumstance just how they will act.
I recently watched a video of a Trump Rally where a group of BLM protestors attended. The organizer of the Rally handed the mic over to the organizer of this group of BLM protestors. When this gentleman spoke, he spoke to many things the Trump supporters believe. He spoke of his faith and the bill of rights. One man yelled out-“all lives matter!” To which he responded-“yes all lives do matter, but more times than not when a white person is killed-justice is served.” This gentleman also said, “we don’t want the police defunded. We just want the bad ones out.” By the end of his speech, both groups stood around talking. TALKING.
Yes, there’s radicals to the left and to the right. There are also people just screaming to be heard. People are scared right now. For many reasons. We need those seeking to destroy others-to stop! Those using tragedy as political platforms-to stop! We need those using tragedies as an excuse to spread hate-to stop! We need to stop assuming and start listening. We need to recognize the media has fed the separation.
In closing, when people come together to talk, much can be accomplished. When we destroy others, we destroys ourselves. If you want to make the world a better place, it starts with you.