It's been a year since we wrote our last blog post, just shy of a year since our last email campaign, and about six months since we collaborated on projects. We've been silent on key issues that are happening in the world around us when we weren't silent before. So what happened and why the long pause? In this article, we'll break down our year of silence and Blissful Faith's return.
A Year of Silence: The Beginning
Our last blog post was around last October, an update from the frontlines. This was information shared from The Exodus Road in how they were persevering during COVID-19 in the midst of trying to gather intelligence to aid police on raids to save victims of human trafficking. Blissful Faith was also in the midst of relocating and settling in. Since relocating, we've gone in a new direction with the business that we'll discuss below.
Late Winter, Early Spring
This past winter brought an end to the old direction Blissful Faith was headed in and we've charted a new course with more involvement on the combating human trafficking side. Early spring brought the birth of a new organization under the name of Blissful Faith Incorporated (formerly Blissful Faith LLC) that would be classified as a 501(C)(3) Nonprofit Organization.
Late Spring, Late Summer
Since late 2020, Blissful Faith has relocated to Alaska. During the months of late spring and into the late advances of summer, we've added four members to the team as well as three departments and is currently looking at adding two more team members. We've added new products (viewable here) and are working on new apologetic resources now. Soon to be added to the company is a line of discipleship books, among the first will be from the Gospel of Matthew.
Our goal for the last year or two has been to venture further into the dark underground world of human trafficking. After months of praying and seeking God's will on what this venture would look like and how to approach this goal, we received our answer. We are currently collaborating with Love Justice International (a fellow nonprofit organization that has a dedicated mission of aiding victims of human trafficking since 2004) on transit monitoring and intercepting victims, or potential victims of human trafficking (more information on this on our Facebook page of Blissful Faith). For more information on who Love Justice International is, see their website here.
We recently added a private investigator department to our business (seen here). We understand that human trafficking occurs in discreet locations as it does in the open public sectors such as airports. This private investigator department consists of trained, licensed professionals (some prior military or active duty police/security forces) that have a passion to help obtain justice to the less fortunate.
Blissful Faith's Return: Moving Forward
Advancing the kingdom means stepping outside of comfort zones and boundaries in order for God to use us to the capacity He wants. It will be uncomfortable at times, and we may not always see the rewards from the fruit of our labor. This aspect does not trouble us for we know that our reward is not of this world. We will continue to make blog posts on apologetic subjects as well as post updates about our mission of helping victims of human trafficking. We will also work heartily to make apologetic resources such as discipleship books.
A New Horizon: How to Get Involved
New growth also brings new challenges. Our mission is to uphold the teachings of Proverbs 31:8-9 (but also not to forget the remaining testimony of the Bible). In order to accomplish this goal, we need passionate followers who are just as motivated by justice as we are. Below are a few ways you can get involved with our ministry:
Giving (donate here)
Partnership in investigations (any tips for the Anchorage area can be sent to our private investigators at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serving (for more information on what serving looks like please email our investigations team at email@example.com or for information for the apologetic side of the company, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Human Trafficking is Today’s Slavery
The numbers of the victims of human trafficking and the stories behind the numbers are why Blissful Faith is partnering with nonprofit organizations to help fund rescues and recovery programs for those entrapped in bondage. Each number is a person. You can be the one to help make a difference by purchasing a shirt (coming soon to the blog in a few weeks) or by ordering a downloadable product currently in the store, in which proceeds will go to nonprofits that seek to give a voice to the voiceless. See more on human trafficking from my previous articles below:
The Price of Freedom
The Fight to Preserve Freedom
Updates from the Frontlines: Part1
Blissful Faith started as a lifestyle and branched into a blog to help others hear about Jesus Christ and how they too can develop a blissful faith through knowing God. This blog’s purpose is to be an evangelical outreach to further the kingdom of Christ. Furthering the kingdom means stretching outside of the comfort zone, comprehending and working towards meeting the needs of others. Putting faith to action keeps it from becoming stagnant.
Blissful Faith Merchandise
The Blissful Faith Merchandise store helps both this blog to grow and to meet the needs of others. About 8-10% of the proceeds will go to The Exodus Road and Agape International Missions to help combat human trafficking. The funds will help assist in rescue operations, providing shelter, and recovery programs to those in bondage.