Former NFL quarterback and committed Christian Tim Tebow has found his calling: rescuing human trafficking victims. Tebow gave an exclusive interview with Fox News, detailing some of the work he does through the Tim Tebow Foundation.
“It’s such a focus for me because we believe this is one of the greatest evils in the world today,” he told Fox News Digital this week in an exclusive interview about his anti-human trafficking efforts.
“So many girls and boys and women and even some men are trapped in this horrible evil,” he said. “It’s not just the idea of human trafficking that is so horrific, he added, “it’s the human exploitation of children” that must be stopped.”
“It is something that I feel we are called to, our team is called to,” he said, referencing his foundation.”And in a macro sense, we are really called to help the most vulnerable people around the world, and these are some of the most vulnerable people.”
This effort, he said, “is something that has been very near and dear to my heart and Demi’s heart. And we both feel we are called in different times and different ways to it, but for both of us, it’s such a passion for us,” he said, referring to his wife of more than two years, Demi-Leigh Tebow.
“Our whole team — this is something we care very deeply about,” Tebow also said.
“Our mission statement is to bring faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.”
According to Fox News, “Tebow — with his own 35th birthday approaching on Sunday, August 14 — said that ‘this birthday campaign is so near and dear to our heart, because even though people have been rescued from trafficking, there are active threats against some of them. There are death threats, even prices on their head,’ he added.”
“So they won’t testify in court against their traffickers.”
“And so it’s just so personal, because every single one of these lives is so valuable,” he said. “They’re so loved by God and they better be loved by us.”
He also shared this powerful message: “I think we often take for granted how easily we get to live in peace. But the truth is so many people don’t. Some of them never have, not even for a day. They’ve never lived a life free from danger.”
He went on, “Just put yourself in their shoes just for a second, and imagine living in fear every single day. Knowing that the people who were supposed to value you instead sold you. The people who were supposed to love you instead abused you. The people who were supposed to treasure you instead exploited you.”
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— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) August 11, 2022