Sin’s Fortress is the Mind

The book that Brandon and I are currently reading, The Rest of God by Mark Buchanan, is all about restoring our souls by restoring Sabbath. It was given to us by mentors after I explained how busy our schedules have been and how much I have been struggling to delight in Christ. The question they posed, [...]

Negotiation: it gets you what you really want

Red Light Rebellion works to prevent sex trafficking from happening to young people. We do this through many different avenues, one of which is spreading the word in classroom settings at Jr High and High Schools. Most schools are apprehensive when we approach them about coming on campus for presentations. Their concerns stem from sex [...]

Going To Jail

I arrived and was immediately instructed to put any personal items or items that can be turned into weapons in a locker before security opened the door. Apparently anything can be turned into a weapon. (Just kidding, I already knew that - that Mexican blood runs deep!) Any noise that was made echoed throughout the [...]

RAT Race 2015!!

The Run Against Trafficking (RAT) Race this year was quite the success!! Hundreds showed up to walk or run the benefit 5k to raise awareness about sex trafficking and support all the anti-trafficking organizations in the Valley! This year Red Light Rebellion's team had 40 people on it (half of those being high school students) [...]

ENOUGH!!

Last night Brandon and I had the privilege of attending the MOMA's House Open Door Ceremony. This is my 3rd year in attendance, and it was just as beautiful as ever! MOMA's House is a safe house for women who have survived domestic violence or sex trafficking. You can learn more about their residential housing, [...]

Fight the New Drug: our organization crush

9/15/15: If you don't know us very well, you should know something about Brandon and I. This will serve as a warning as well for future conversations... we like talking about porn! I became passionate about fighting against the harmful effects of porn in Jr High. If God hadn't called me to anti-trafficking later in [...]

Cactus HS: Law Enforcement Classroom Presentations

8-26-15: The school year was kicked off with our first classroom presentations at Cactus High School. Just the way we like it! We were extremely excited about the opportunity, especially because we worked super hard over the summer revamping our classroom presentations! God lead us to meet an amazing young woman who has poured countless hours [...]

California Trip: a look in the mirror

God has blessed Brandon and I with the provisions for trips to the Bay Area multiple times a year over the last two years. We were set up by a couple that schemed to hire me at the wife's Jared jewelry store just so that Brandon and I would meet. They have since moved to [...]

MRHS Benefit Basketball Game

Back in January a husband and wife approached me after a church service. The husband reached out his hand, introduced himself as Charles, and declared he was a high school teacher at Mountain Ridge. Shaking his hand excitedly, I said, "You are my new best friend!" It has been great getting to know Charles and [...]

SDOHS Prevention Day!!

This last Friday was a fun one. I was invited to be a speaker at Sandra Day O'Connor High School's Prevention Day. The school brought in multiple speakers to present on topics like suicide, trafficking, and bullying. It is always exciting speaking to students, but even more exciting when their school has a Red Light [...]