The inspiration for our name came from
"The Story of the Tree".
"The little tree lived on a mountaintop and wanted to grow big and tall. Many years passed. One day a woodcutter came and cut down the little tree. Overwhelmed with confusion, the tree could feel her dreams dying with each devastating blow from the ax. The tree's once-peaceful world immediately was filled with chaos as the woodcutter shaped the tree into a feed box for animals. The little tree no longer stood tall, but would soon see that it would be holding the greatest treasure that the world would ever know…”
We have been given the undeniable perspective that God can use our most difficult hardships to display His beauty and promised restoration. We not only relate this truth to our own pains and life challenges, but also to an issue we are extremely passionate about-- modern day slavery.
Similar to the character “The Little Tree,” the victims and survivors of human trafficking have been through unimaginable abuse, having their dreams stripped away. We hope all of the survivors of this atrocity can overcome the trauma of their past by knowing that they do have a purpose and a greater future set before them.
No matter your past, your stories can be used to touch and heal the hearts of so many. God never wastes a hurt.
“Bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.”