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Tim Tebow isn’t resting — not at all.
Tebow has been actively involved in efforts to stop human trafficking around the world for years. A committed Christian, he firmly believes that it is a “calling” for innocent victims of such a horrific crime to help others.
Now, before her 35th birthday on Sunday, August 14, she is laser-focused on building a new Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) Protection Center for 40 girls at a time in Thailand.
It is a place to keep rescued girls safe – they desperately need it.
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Even after they’re rescued, they’re still in danger — with bounties on their heads as they prepare to testify in court against their traffickers, he explained.
“It’s my focus because we believe it’s one of the biggest evils in the world today,” he told Fox News Digital this week in an exclusive interview about his anti-human trafficking efforts.
“Many girls and boys and women and even some men are trapped in this terrible evil,” he said.
It’s not just the idea of human trafficking, it’s horrifying, he said.
“This is human exploitation of children” It must stop.
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“I think it’s called us, our team is called,” he said, referring to his Tim Tebow Foundation team and its many partners.
“And in a broader sense, we’re really called to help the most vulnerable people around the world, and these are the most vulnerable people.”
“Each of these lives is so precious. They are so loved by God and they better be loved by us.”
The endeavor is “very near and dear to my heart and Demi’s heart. And we both feel called to it at different times and in different ways, but it’s a passion for both of us. For us,” he said, referring to Demi-Lee Tebow, his wife of more than two years. refer to
“Our whole team — it’s something we care about very deeply,” Tebow said.
“Our mission statement is to bring faith, hope and love to those who need a brighter day in their darkest time of need.”
“A lot of girls and boys in this situation — it’s really their darkest hour of need. And that’s where we’re called to chaos, to crisis — to these tough places,” she said.
Tebow also said, “It’s easy for people to show up on someone else’s best day. We want to be there on their worst day. We want to help them on their worst day so that one day they can have their best. day.”
“Since my eyes were first opened to this evil almost a decade ago, it has been a great calling for me. And I know we will be around for a long time,” he said.
“In the last few days, there have been many defenses in many countries, including here.”
“We’re able to be a part of rescuing young women — bringing them restoration — and every one of those rescues is a huge win,” Tebow said.
“But we want to have an impact not only domestically, but globally. We want to fight this in a lot of different ways, education about it, restoration and rehabilitation – above all, we’re trying to fight in all different areas and in all those places, with a lot of partners and wonderful people that we’re very grateful for, ” he said.
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“In terms of the last few days,” he added, “there have been many defenses in many countries, including here.”
“And there are many stories of amazing survivors who made it through such terrible times.”
Tebow added, “Our non-negotiable is that we’re on a rescue mission because we believe Christ is on a rescue mission for us — and we should be on a rescue mission for humanity.”
And “when you say ‘rescue mission,’ that puts it on the timeline,” he noted. “And we want to live on the timeline — not ours, but theirs. And it’s for every boy and girl who’s in a difficult time. For every boy and girl in a desperate time.”
“We don’t want to wait and feel comfortable because they don’t feel comfortable — and when people are in trouble, it becomes a burden on us. We need to get to them urgently.”
“Even though people are protected from trafficking, there are active threats against some of them.”
For this same issue he mentioned his wife’s own campaign – her birthday was in June – “and she did a campaign with some other partners there for some of our international safe houses in the Philippines.”
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Tebow – whose own 35th birthday is approaching on Sunday, August 14 – “This birthday campaign is very near and dear to our hearts, because even though people are being protected from trafficking, there are active threats against some of them. Death threats, even prices on their heads,” he added.
“So they don’t testify in court against their traffickers.”
“So it’s very personal, because each of these lives is so precious,” he said. “They are 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 live in peace. But the truth is that many people don’t. Some of them never have, not for a day. They’ve never lived a life free of danger.”
He continued, “Put yourself in their shoes for just a second and imagine living in fear every day. Knowing you were betrayed by people who should have respected you. Instead of being loved by people who abused you. . .People who should have treasured you exploited you.”
“Our job is to provide as much protection, kindness and love as possible and to show them to be true.”
“If this is your whole life’s experience,” he said, “how do you know what the word ‘protection’ means?” How do you know the difference between good and bad when all you’ve experienced is bad?”
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Tebow continued: “In my life, I’ve often wanted to do good, but I haven’t. I haven’t acted fast enough … I haven’t pushed hard enough.”
Now, however, he’s challenging them — and others — to help them in the fight against human trafficking.
He came back to his faith: “They were worth dying for him. They were worth fighting for us.”
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“Most of us don’t know what they’ve been through,” he said, referring to victims of human trafficking.
“Our job is to provide as much protection, kindness and love as possible and point them to the truth. They are worthy.”