My name is Josie Carignan. I am a wife and a mother of three wonderful children. Rescue Her was born out of the desire in my heart to do SOMETHING to help the helpless in the darkest places; victims of Human Trafficking. While living overseas in 2003 I encountered a girl who had been trafficked. I had never heard about it before. I had always had a desire to help those in need, but this was a whole other level of need. It was different than hunger and needing medical care. It was something so dark and evil that it was hard for me to even fathom that it was happening. For a long time, I wasn’t sure what to do, and I kept being overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem. It is easier just to turn a blind eye. “What could I possibly do that would make a difference?” I kept telling myself.
One day that changed. I had one of those life-changing moments with God that you just can't ignore. I asked Him what He wanted me to do with my life and I felt him speak to my heart that He wanted me to fight human trafficking. I heard Him saying: “My light is greater than even this darkness. And it is ok that you can’t help everybody, but you CAN rescue one... and then another, and another.” And out of that moment Rescue Her was born. To sit and do nothing just was no longer an option.
I believe that most people want to help, just like I did, they just need to know how. When I started Rescue Her I was a stay at home mom living in a small town without any real financial means to make an impact.
It took a lot of creativity and hard work to see the vision of Rescue Her become a reality. Looking at it now, seeing what God has done through the tiny steps of faith I took, it was worth every bit and I am amazed at the impact we are having as we come together and decide to act. My husband Brad and I now have the privilege of leading Rescue Her together and seeing the lives of girls around the world impacted. It has been an incredible journey and I am so thankful!
Maybe you, just like I did, want to do something, but you're not sure how. I hope Rescue Her is an answer to that question, and that you will come on board with us, and together we can rescue many!
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead