LITTLETON, Col., October 14, 2014—WorldVenture is pleased to announce Adrienne Livingston as its Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives, a new position with the mission. Adrienne’s appointment to WorldVenture was made possible by the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, which seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and programs to nonprofit organizations. The program seeks to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
“WorldVenture is thrilled to have Adrienne on the team,” said Dr. Jeff Denlinger, president of WorldVenture. “She brings the experience and passion necessary to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable.”
An estimated 30 million people are slaves worldwide, and the trafficking industry brings in $32 billion a year, with those numbers increasing daily. Internationally, 1.8 million children are exploited in the sex industry every year. Of those sold into sexual slavery, 80 percent are women and girls and 50 percent are minors. The trade involves or affects an identified 161 countries. Nationally, 100,000 children are estimated to be in the sex trade. In the Portland, Ore. metropolitan area alone, there were 469 unduplicated cases of commercial sexually exploited children between 2009 and 2013. WorldVenture is committed to building strategic relationships with key churches, leaders and organizations to successfully combat sex trafficking globally.
Adrienne comes to WorldVenture with a diverse and highly experienced background in program development, project management, fundraising, marketing and building collaborative partnerships. She has a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Western Seminary and a master’s degree (completed in Spanish) in business administration from Universidad Católica Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. She has been the executive director of The Black United Fund of Oregon, Inc., in Portland, Ore. for nine years, and is a board member of four organizations. She starts her new position October 1, 2014.
WorldVenture started 71 years ago with a deep passion to bring the love of God to the nations and an unswerving commitment to the truth of the Scriptures. Currently, we have over 500 missionaries all over the world. We exist to promote biblically based global mission activities in order to facilitate change in the spiritual and social realities of the unengaged, unreached, unchurched and the marginalized peoples of the world.
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