Every month we will share the story of a survivor whether it someone who is a survivor of human trafficking domestic violence, homelessness, etc. The purpose is to share that there is hope after trauma in our lives!
Laurin Crosson, Founder & Director of Rockstarr Ministries says “My story is graphic, and yet sharing it has become healing for me and those who are in a hopeless place. Individuals find a balm of hope and spark of courage for their own lives. Others feel called to join me in my quest to serve those who need to be reconnected with their personhood and belief that their lives can be so much more. I am not ashamed to share the details of the lowest points in my life and the struggles I faced, nor the methods I employed to survive. They have brought me to a place of understanding the desperate place that others find themselves in. Survival was the name of the game. I am not ashamed because I found a silver thread of belief that my life could and would be different and held onto it until I found the evidence to back up that hope. Individuals who are living and working in the life have trusted me and borrowed that thread of hope until they found their own courage and I have assisted stars, strippers, and prostitutes.
Over the last several years, awareness of sex trafficking has continued to increase and its insidious prevalence has been documented to be widespread throughout the world. The women, children, and men taken into this trade are often lured or tricked into servitude through lies, deceit, manipulation, abuse, and very typically against their will. Such actions leave victims devoid of self-esteem or self-worth, yearning for a sense of purpose and justice in their circumstances. It is here that the ministry of Jesus Christ, unlike anything else, can bridge the gap between what is and what may be. Through the compassion and lessons taught by Jesus, every victim can find hope, courage, and the strength to recognize their destiny as a child of God.
Her organization RockStarr Ministries has just opened the first safe house for victims of sex trafficking in the state of Utah. They are so blessed to be able to provide this service, with 4 beds in a comfortable home, and are looking forward to providing the best kind of care to those who find their way to our door.
They are currently campaigning for donations so that we can continue to provide this service. Donations can be made using the Star's Retreat SAFE HOUSE campaign.