SCTA supports Transport For Christ (TFC) International and it's local ministries.
Transport For Christ is a mission organization dedicated to reaching, supporting and encouraging truck drivers.
Mission: To lead truck drivers as well as the trucking community to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
Vision: To provide an effective ministry to truck drivers throughout the world wherever there is a significant trucking industry.
Goal: That no trucker should have to drive more than a day without being able to find a TFC Mobile Chapel.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOCAL CHAPELS
Columbia 20 Travel Plaza, I-20, Exit 71 - Columbia
Phone: 803-691-4444; 803-413-1725 (Chaplain cell)
Chaplain Ted: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaplain Clifford: email@example.com
Sunday services at 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM; Bible study Monday thru Thursday at 7:00 PM. Open daily 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM; Call at other times.
Flying J Travel Center, I-20, Exit 70, Chapel inside truck stop
Phone: 803-413-1725 (Chaplain cell)
Chaplain Ted: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday services at 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM; Call at other times.
Monthly Magazine: Highway News: http://transportforchrist.org/highway/
About Truckers Against Trafficking
Human trafficking, a term for modern-day slavery, is a $32-billion worldwide industry with more than 20.9 million people enslaved. It has been reported in all 50 states, and the number of victims in the United States is estimated in the hundreds of thousands. This website has been created to enable members of the trucking/travel plaza industry and other travelers learn what you can do to help stop this atrocity.
Around the world, there are an estimated 20.9 million slaves today. This is more than at any other time in world history. Modern-day slavery, when it results in people being bought and sold for forced labor or commercial sex, is called human trafficking. Foreign nationals from multiple countries are trafficked into this country on an annual basis; and the U. S. Department of Justice estimates that anywhere between 100,000-300,000 American kids are at risk of entering the sex trade each year.
While illegal, human trafficking is a booming business, second only to drug trafficking. Traffickers recruit out of our schools, online, in shopping malls, as well as the streets and other locations. A large percentage of the people trafficked are women and children. Many of them are used in the sex industry. They are the prostituted people on the street and in private homes, and in legitimate businesses such as restaurants, truck stops and motels. They need to be identified and rescued.
About Human Trafficking:
Human trafficking is often referred to as “modern day slavery,” and can be labor trafficking, sex trafficking, or both. Victims vary widely and potentially include citizens, non-citizens, males, females, children, and adults. Trafficking is not something that only happens abroad, and foreign nationals are not the only persons that are trafficked. United States citizens, including South Carolina citizens, are also among those trafficked – and at risk for becoming trafficking victims.
Statistics and data are presently scarce for human trafficking in South Carolina on the state level, due in large part to the underground nature of the crime. With the new South Carolina statute in place, investigators and prosecutors will be better able to bring human trafficking in South Carolina to light, and traffickers to justice. Public awareness and education is also a large component in anti-human trafficking efforts, and the more that is known about this terrible offense, the quicker it can be stopped. For more information, please visit:
Read more: http://www.scag.gov/human-trafficking#ixzz34SBuRdmT