I am excited to share that Lift Up the Vulnerable recently hired Amy Herendeen as our new Administrative Assistant.  

Amy graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BS in Agricultural and Applied Economics. After 7 years in corporate America, she stayed home for a decade to raise her children. During this time, she volunteered intensively in her community and church. It was through these volunteer positions that she learned that human trafficking was a present-day reality. Amy became passionate about preventing the exploitation of these precious lives. Since returning to work, Amy has held positions as office manager for an international IT company, and she most recently served as the Executive Assistant for Haiti Outreach, Inc. 

Amy is also passionate about investing in young women and helping them discover their worth in Christ. In the last twenty years, she has been a youth group leader, a mentor in several discipleship relationships, and a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. She is thrilled to join the LUV team where she can use her work and volunteer experience as well as her faith to make a positive contribution to this important issue. 

I invited Amy to share more with you about why she felt compelled and called to serve with this ministry. 

Amy writes, “I will never forget the gut-wrenching sickness that settled in my stomach years ago when I realized that human trafficking still occurred. I questioned why I had been blessed with safety and security as my mind settled on Luke 12:48, ‘When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.’ Joining the LUV team will not only give me the opportunity to serve God’s most vulnerable children daily, but it will also allow me to be a part of a team that is working to identify and prevent the root causes of human trafficking in Sudan and South Sudan. I am filled with gratitude to be a part of this ministry.” 

LUV exists to prevent the trafficking and oppression of vulnerable children and women and empower them to be changemakers in their communities. In these uncertain times, our work now is more critical than ever. Your prayers and financial partnership will help us save lives.