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Human trafficking awareness event
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With their sanctuary at Immanuel Christian Church behind them, a unique evangelism committee working to make the Ripon community aware of the continuing human trafficking in the country has scheduled a presentation on the subject tonight at 7 p.m. in the Ripon Christian High School Performing Arts Center. Committee members from left are Robert DeJong, Anne Meade, Diane Brown, Kimberly DeJong and Thelma Veldman. - photo by GLENN KAHL

RIPON - The human trafficking of young victims from 12 to 14 years old is going on in the U.S. with the Immanuel Christian Reformed Church Evangelism Committee hoping to make a difference with a video documentary tonight at 7 p.m. in the Ripon High School Performing Arts Center.

Heading up the committee, with a passion to draw attention to the current slavery operations,  is Kimberly DeJong announcing the showing of “Nefarious” depicting activity behind the veil of the sex industry working as a “merchant of souls.”

DeJong said there are more slaves in the country and in the world today than at any other time in human history – the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.  Some 80 percent of the confirmed trafficking cases are American born citizens, she added.

The production is being presented by Exodus Cry, and while admission to the showing is free a freewill offering will be taken for the sponsoring production group.