We Watched the Premiere of a Trafficking Rescue Operation
Nashville Day 5:
The day finally arrived! The start of the highly anticipated business event of the year — Funnel Hacking Live! There was just a crazy amount of good stuff packed into a single day, and we had several days to go yet at this point. I learned so much from these people. I just soaked it all in like a sponge!!
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale
Also got to meet some amazing people along the way! I think it’s so fun to make new friends with people who have the same passions as you.
At the close of our first day, they surprised the 4,500+ audience with a special guest. They brought Tim Ballard to the stage, the founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad. He, along with many other CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives assist in freeing children from sex trafficking around the world.
In the past five years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 1,969 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,109 traffickers around the world.
A documentary was filmed of how these men planned and executed a massive rescue mission. They had secret cameras attached to them as they went incognito. This documentary had never been aired before, and we were the first to see it live.
What was so amazing to see, is that these very men who saved these young girls were in that same room as us, watching this footage for the first time. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for them to see that.
The story, the footage… it was real. It was incredible to see how they work and how they not only rescue these kids, but work to rehabilitate them and give them hope.