My name is Timothy Cox, and I’m writing you this letter to explain the enormous problem of human trafficking and slavery that exists worldwide and to lay out a plan whereby you and I partnered together, can combat this evil.
There are currently over 40 million victims of human trafficking or slavery, of those, 15 million are children under the age of 15. Human trafficking creates 150 billion dollars in revenue annually. This includes sex and labor trafficking as well as organ harvesting and war fighting.
Several years ago, as I became aware of this evil, I took some action to rescue people. In the past 5 years I have been a member of teams that have gone to three other countries to support the rescue of trafficked victims. We were able to free over 600 people and see them to a better way of life. I have decided to continue this effort in a full-time capacity. God has given me the passion and skills to do this work. My desire is to walk with Him in obedience and to do this work well.
I have been in law enforcement for over 28 years. I have had hundreds of hours of training in firearms, combatives, investigations, and other technical skills that have prepared me for this mission. I have been able to use these skills in previous rescues and trainings internationally.
The rescues that I have been on in the past were on a part-time basis. I traveled as my work schedule and family life allowed and raised support for these rescues on a per trip basis. Many people gave generously to the work as they had opportunity.
Starting January 2020, I will be setting aside my law enforcement career to be able to rescue on a full-time basis. The work will include partnering with other organizations for the purpose of intelligence gathering, network building, the training of indigenous law enforcement, direct action rescues, vetting aftercare for those rescued, and a continuation of my own skill development.
Lynne and I need the help of other people who want to wage war with us against human trafficking. We need financial support, prayer support, and deep friendships to move forward successfully.
If you are interested in joining us in this fight, we would love to meet with you and explain to you how you can make a tax-deductible contribution to us through Tying Vines @ tyingvines.org. Tying Vines is a nonprofit organization that enables you to give to Lynne and I, and receive a tax deduction. Go to tyingvines.org and click on “giving,” then type in the project #1910, The Gray Samaritan. You can choose from the options listed there.
Lynne and I will maintain regular communications to explain the progress made, the lives changed, and new problems to tackle. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and prayerfully consider your place in this work.
If you would like to contact us directly please call me at 717-440-3080 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org