The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (LOSHTC) invites the Lake area community to a talk by Project Rescue, an organization founded in the red-light district of Mumbai, India in 1997.

The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (LOSHTC) invites the Lake area community to a talk by Project Rescue, an organization founded in the red-light district of Mumbai, India in 1997.

LOSHTC sponsors the talk that will be given Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Episcopal Church, 423 N. Business Route 5, Camdenton.

In the last 20 years, Project Rescue has worked to rescue and restore victims of sexual slavery around the world through the love and power of faith.

Project Rescue has been able to minister to tens of thousands of women and children forced into sexual exploitation. Its many initiatives include outreaches, medical clinics, residential aftercare homes, educational programs, vocational training, and more.

As of 2017, they have ministries in eight different countries, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Maldova, Tajikistan, Spain, France, and Finland. The goal is to not only rescue, but to bring life changing restoration that can be found through the power of faith.

Speakers Jon and Jennifer Barratt serve with Project Rescue. Based out of the Project Rescue Resource Office in Springfield, they actually spend much of their time traveling between Project Rescue sites around the world.

The Lake of the Ozarks Stop Human Trafficking Coalition is a volunteer organization working collaboratively to increase awareness, identify causes, and support victims of trafficking.

It invites the Lake area community to its monthly speaker program featuring survivors that will share their experiences of trafficking and escape, as well as expert speakers in the fields of psychology, legal issues, law enforcement, medical, and more. Programs also focus on the causes of sexual exploitation and labor trafficking in the Lake area.

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month at St. George Episcopal Church, 423 N. Business Rt. 5, Camdenton.

For more information, contact Mary Spencer, Director of Development and Media Relations, at 573-873-8714.