By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — With an urgent desire to fulfill the biblical principle of bringing light to dark places, a large collection of churches in the mid-state area has become actively involved in the battle against one of the country’s most horrific problems: human trafficking.
In addition to raising awareness of the issue, the churches are immersing themselves in each area of the problem, including the rescue and reintegration of the victims and the prevention of future crimes through community assessments.
Many of the churches are following the guidelines that are outlined in a curriculum called Engage Together, an initiative developed by the Alliance of Freedom, Restoration and Justice, Inc. (based in Smithville).