Testimonials

 

Founder of the Manasseh Project, Andy Soper, spoke at our Hope College event in Holland, MI. Every concert attendee was shocked to hear the truth about sex trafficking happening right where they live.

The Manasseh Project

The Manasseh Project is an outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and women in West Michigan. Through community education and collaboration, the Manasseh Project provides support for victims of human trafficking and empowers the people of West Michigan to end modern day slavery. The Manasseh Project also runs a safe house for young survivors of sex trafficking in West Michigan.

“We would like to thank SAS for your major contribution through song and monetary donations to Wedgwood’s Manasseh Project. Your passion for the work that you do in assisting organizations like ours to provide holistic and Godly love and awareness is amazing. Your genuine and creative vision is to be honored! They say that “music is one of the only things that can get into your soul without permission.” Thanks for making that a GREAT thing! Thank you for all that you do, and ALL that you’ve done for us here at Manasseh!”

Nikeidra Battle-Debarge
Project Coordinator, Manasseh

 


 

Malynda Osantowski-Hughes, survivor and advocate for The Hope Project has told her story at two of our concerts. She is an amazing woman, using her past to fight for the girls currently enslaved.

The Hope Project

The Hope Project’s mission is to raise awareness of human trafficking and to bring restoration and healing from its effects. The Hope Project is in the process of opening a home in West Michigan for girls, 11 to 18 years old, who have been rescued out of sex trafficking. The Hope Project will provide residential and non-residential treatment programs. The programs will utilize a holistic approach to rehabilitation by providing comprehensive services to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery.

“I got the privilege of being a speaker at MSU when SAS was there to perform. That event is one that brought a whole new understanding of wholeness for me. As I shared my testimony to the 350 young adults in that union hall, I was sharing for the first time as a whole individual. I was no longer sharing my story as if I was speaking in third person. I seen the impact to every young adult in the building and watched them break off into groups and begin praying. I have never seen such a powerful move of God in a secular building. I stood in awe of Gods hand that day, and at every event there on out that I was able to speak with Songs Against Slavery. All of the bands passion to awaken people to the reality of the horrific crimes of Human trafficking propelled me to be even a stronger abolitionist, and to see the fruit of lives changed and those wounded stepping forward, I want to encourage you ALL to keep doing what you are doing!!!! You All are in my prayers.”

Malynda Osantowski-Hughes
Member of The Hope Project Advisory Board / Survivor Advocate / Abolitionist / Speaker / Author

 


 

Jerry Redman, CEO of Second Life of Chattanooga, speaks out about human sex trafficking.

Second Life Chattanooga

Second Life of Chattanooga creates awareness that drives actions through collaborative relationships with like-minded organizations and individuals in order to end human sex trafficking in greater Chattanooga/ Southeast Tennessee.

“Given the organization’s commitment to collaborative partnerships, being able to connect with Songs Against Slavery has proven to be a very beneficial connection for Second Life. Last year Songs Against Slavery reached out to Second Life to see if they would partner with them on the Tennessee portion of the Judah and the Lion tour that SAS sponsored. The Chattanooga show was a great success, and that night created an on-going working relationship between SAS and SLC. Jerry Redman, CEO of Second Life said, “One of the highlights of the past year for us was getting to know Lauren and Grace and collaborating with them on the Judah and the Lion show in Chattanooga. The night itself was great, but what has been even greater is the partnership and friendship that has grown out of that night. To now have SAS based here in Tennessee is a significant boost to the anti-trafficking work in Tennessee. Plus, it’s great to have them now living a quick car ride away from Chattanooga.”

Jerry Redman
CEO, Second Life Chattanooga

 


 

Hope’s House run by the Daughter Project helps young women ages 11-18 after they have been rescued from sex trafficking in the United States. This picture was taken before the house was completely finished, but now it is finished and a place to call home.

The Daughter Project

The Daughter Project is a non-profit organization based in northwest Ohio with a mission to build recovery homes – trafficking shelters for sex trafficking survivors.

“Lauren & Grace at Songs Against Slavery are wonderful, godly women and we cannot thank them enough for supporting our work at The Daughter Project in so many different ways! They are talented and caring ladies who operate their organization in a professional and thoughtful way. Each event they have created and planned for us has been successful; raising both awareness and funds for our ministry to young ladies who have been rescued from sex traffickers. We are truly indebted to them. God has clearly blessed them with loving & wise hearts.”

Jeff Wilbarger
Director, The Daughter Project