Dear friends, Recently we held our 10th Preventing Abuse Conference in Des Moines Iowa, In the previous months two cousins were abducted while riding their bicycles. In our efforts to be part of the solution we invited one of the parents to attend the conference and speak about the situation so we can raise awareness, Interestingly a stock car driver who did not know any of the missing girls decided to put their pictures on their car hoping to raise awareness. We actually had the car in the conference. Se the picture below. We prayed for the recovery of the girls. Unfortunately a couple months after the conference their bodies were discovered in a field. So what did our prayers accomplish seeing they were dead before the conference? I asked the Lord this question and He responded saying that our prayers brought conclusion for the family. Then I thought “without knowing where they were the torment and devilish imagination of what could be happening to them would continually torment the parents. Discovering their remains shuts that torment off” One of the positive results was that the parents are now activists. Please pray for their families Tony Nassif
Preventing Abuse Foundation
WND EXCLUSIVE TAKING THE WAR TO THE SEX TRAFFICKERS
Movement mobilizes church to rescue victims of child-porn industry
By Drew Zahn
Published: 10/01/2012 at 9:49 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa – On Oct. 19, a new army will be recruited to combat the frightening abduction of thousands of children in the U.S. each year, some of whom are subject to sexual abuse and even slavery.
The 10th Preventing Abuse Conference will convene at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines to inform, equip and organize people to be part of the solution to a rampant human trafficking problem made only worse in recent years by child pornography, an increasingly sexualized culture and the spread of drug cartels smuggling children across the border.
The numbers staggering: According to the U.S. Department of Justice, nearly 1,000,000 children are reported missing in the U.S. each year, and of those, somewhere between 60,000 and 80,000 are abducted by nonfamily members.
“At 80,000 per year, that’s over 1,500 children per week getting kidnapped in the U.S.,” explained Tony Nassif, founder and president of the Preventing Abuse Conferences. “And here’s the problem: A lot of the missing children, they get sucked in by pimps within the first 48 hours. Put it together: The FBI says that child porn is the fastest growing form of pornography on the Internet. Where do you think they get the kids?”
Nassif told WND the conference is for anyone, but it’s especially aimed at educating concerned parents, training police officials and, most especially, for mobilizing the church to get into the battle.
“A major aspect of our conference is focusing on the church, because the church is the largest grassroots organization the world has ever known or ever will know,” Nassif told WND. “And grassroots is the key to exposing any crime. No law enforcement agency can match the vast reach of the church, and the church has a moral mandate from God to relieve the oppressed and set the captive free.
“Once you get the church educated about the warning signs of a predator or a trafficking perpetrator,” he continued, “they can make the call that can lead to rescue of a victim.”
In fact, the Preventing Abuse Conferences have already led to rescued children and other success stories.
“One guy, I’ll never forget this story,” Nassif related. “[Conference speaker] Noreen Gosch got done making her presentation, and there’s a guy seen walking around almost in a daze. He had a T-shirt on, a picture of a girl on the shirt, and, come to find out, he walks up to Noreen, and it turns out the little girl is his daughter.
“And he says to Norene, ‘This pimp took my daughter, and we can’t find her because he keeps hiding her. Can you help me?’” Nassif continued. “She says yes, so she puts the call out.
“Three months later she sends me the email he sent her,” Nassif said. “He says, ‘Noreen, I found my daughter. Don’t ever stop talking about human trafficking.’ And she said to me, ‘Tony, do you see the great good your conferences are doing? Our conference brought them together.’”
Nassif also tells the story of a boy whose mother returned from the conference enthusiastic about getting into the battle. The boy was so inspired by his mother’s passion that he told her he wanted to go into the military so he could go on rescue missions. Today, he’s a member of U.S. Special Forces.
“The information at the conference will be positive,” Nassif told WND. “We’re going to identify the problem, focus on the solution, and the information will be used to get more people involved, plugged in to task forces and alliances, aware of the warning signs, the safety signs, working together across the country to actually help rescue children.
“Ultimately, if you’ve got kids or young relatives,” Nassif said, “the child you save may be your own.”
The Preventing Abuse Conferences have garnered the praise and endorsement of police departments, parents, Pastor Jack Hayford, radio personality Michael Reagan, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and conservative icon Pat Boone, among others.
Speakers scheduled for the Iowa conference include drug cartel expert Detective Sergeant Oscar Mejia; a deep cover rescue and former CIA agent; President of Girls Against Porn Tiffany Leeper; Tania Fiolleau, a former trafficker and brothel madam; and – marking the 30th anniversary of the abduction of Johnny Gosch – Johnny’s mother and pioneering advocate for families of kidnap victims, Noreen Gosch.
A well known case in Iowa, Johnny Gosch was abducted from his West Des Moines paper route in 1982 at age 12. The police policy of waiting 72 hours to classify a person as “missing” outraged the Gosch family and later led “The Johnny Gosch Bill,” now passed in several states, which requires immediate police response to reports of missing children. Johnny was also one of the first children to be featured on milk cartons around the country.
Though the case has never been “solved,” Noreen testified in federal court that 15 years after his abduction, Johnny briefly visited home and confirmed that he and other boys had been abducted by a child pornography and pedophilia ring. She claims he left again and is now living in hiding, afraid to be discovered by those who victimized him.
Nassif told WND the nation desperately needs more conferences like this, as the American society has continued to throw away its sexual morals and embraced a culture of lust, two factors he says will only fuel the appetite for pedophilia.
“When you’ve got a government that is pushing to tear down sexual morality – like embracing same-sex marriage and enforcing contraception mandates and encouraging recreational sex – when any government or society or person pushes that,” Nassif said, “they are contributing to the sexualization of the culture, which fuels the demand for human trafficking, child pornography and prostitution.
“I’ll do anything and everything to get this word out,” Nassif concluded. “Too many children’s lives are at stake.”
Nine Preventing Abuse Conferences have been held around the country, including in California and Florida, and people can register to attend the 10th in Iowa at www.preventingabuse.org.
Human Trafficking, Pornography, and Child Abduction – The Dirty (and Sad) Truth
Two invitations, separated by over two decades. The first invitation I declined and the second I accepted. If I had accepted the earlier, I might have ended up in a sad video tribute of people that had committed suicide, been murdered, or died of drug overdose. I watched the video through a veil of tears at the event for the second invite I attended. My mind played through all of the “what ifs” as I listened to horrific and hellacious tales. Read the rest of this entry »
Los Angeles Luncheon and Briefing
May 24, 2012
Human Trafficking, Child and Family Protection, Drug Cartels in the U.S. and more.
Produced by the Preventing Abuse Foundation
The Los Angeles Luncheon and Briefing, held at Galpin Motors Collection showroom, covered a variety of subjects to bring attention to the need for the public, church, and government to continue and accelerate efforts to be aware of the warning signs of predators and victims.
For the first time the event was held in an antique car showroom as the audience was surrounded by a large number of classic automobiles that are just too amazing to describe.
The luncheon was served by the Galpin Motors Horseless Carriage restaurant with wonderful enhancements provided by the support and generosity of Bert and Jane Boeckmann of Galpin Motors. Such enhancements included jumbo shrimp cocktail, elegant pastries and cakes fit for a king and queen. Bert and Jane have been friends and supporters of Tony Nassif, president of the Preventing Abuse Foundation for nearly 25 years.
Guests came from various walks of life including those in the political arena, government officials such as Beverly Hills Fire Chief Scranton who lead the pledge of allegiance, Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, religious leaders from the Orthodox church led by Fr. Michel Najim who offered the blessing over the luncheon, Catholic Charities, Saddleback Church, Vineyard, Rotary, Salvation Army, YWAM, Republican Women Federated, Obama campaign, business leaders, public policy leaders and a great number of organizations which are on the front lines in the struggle against child exploitation, human trafficking, abuse, and more.
During the event Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich presented Tony Nassif and Det./Sgt Oscar Mejia with proclamations for their work in the struggle against human trafficking and helping children, families and the nation.
We were particularly pleased to see that our friend Kathy Gibson from Florida flew nearly 6000 miles to be with us for the event. Wow! What a sacrifice for her to travel all that way. She was instrumental in getting current human trafficking legislation passed and was personally commended by Governor Scott.
I enjoyed this conference tremendously. The Holy Spirit moved throughout the whole
meeting continually. This conference was even better than the last one…I certainly do want to talk with you about the Conference next year in the near future [in Florida].
MESSAGE FROM U.S. SENATOR MARCO RUBIO: During the luncheon/briefing we asked her to speak to the gathering as to her impressions and during that time we played the endorsement clip from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio who has shown real leadership in the fight against human trafficking.
A PERSONAL VIEW OF THE CONFERENCE: I recently received a blog written by Debbi Devens who attended the recent Los Angeles Luncheon and Briefing. The link is below.
Thanks to our Volunteers: We wish to thank our key volunteers for a great job done. We could not have been able to do it without their dedication and help.
Tony Nassif, founder and president of the The Preventing Abuse Foundation, helping protect women, children and families from human trafficking, child exploitation and
Tony is the president and founder of the Preventing Abuse Foundation producing the Preventing Abuse Conferences and now the Los Angeles Luncheon and Briefing addressing human trafficking, pornography, the entertainment industry, prostitution, pornography and more.
Michael is the son of former President Ronald Reagan and Academy Award winning actress, Jane Wyman.
Throughout his career, Michael has taken time to support numerous charitable organizations.
In 2005, he established the Michael Reagan Center for Advocacy and Research in partnership with Arrow Child and Family Ministries. The center operates from a Christian worldview and conducts research in order to effectively advocate for public policies that benefit the safety, stability and well-being of children and families, particularly those served by public and private child welfare systems.
Oscar spoke on the subject of the drug cartel activity in the United States, their use of pagan shrines and prayer and on human trafficking and drug trafficking in the United States.
Tiffany is a world renown expert on the effects of pornography on the human being and spoke about the various aspects of its impact on society and is working against pornography on the Internet.
A former sex industry victim she now works to help other victims to be delivered and restored.
Director of Development of Movie Guide spoke about the impact of the entertainment industry on society, human trafficking and the youth of the nation and what can be done to resist the decline in the moral standards affecting the culture and nation as well as positive aspects of those who are doing good work.
Tania spoke of her testimony of coming out of a lifestyle of being a madam and trafficker of over 400 prostitutes and now helping women to come out of the sex industry through her faith in Jesus Christ.
Shelley is a former pornography performer who spoke about the deviant, evil and destructive side of pornography tearing away the illusion of “adult entertainment” and it disease ridden lifestyle. During her presentation she showed a compelling video of a number of pornography performers who died of unnatural causes e.g. suicide, disease and more. Most were only in their 20s. She linked pornography to human trafficking and the pain inflicted.
The event was so successful that we are planning a series of luncheon/briefings throughout the United States in conjunction with our larger conferences.
Some of the comments we received are below.
“…the program you put together was really first-class and critically important to disseminate…”
…”Your conference was so important for me, because during the speaking I realized my site would be an opportunity to de-glamourize the porn industry to the college-aged audience…”
“Tony … We drove to Van Nuys from Northern Cal and are so very glad we did. It was worth every minute of our time. We are still telling others about what we saw and heard. Each presenter uniquely impressed us with their story and appeal…”
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Please stay in touch as we prepare plans for more luncheons, briefings and conferences
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I’m writing today about a great national security threat to our children, families and nation. This threat includes: Human trafficking, child abduction/exploitation and now the drug cartels.
This is a non partisan non political issue that affects all Americans.
Human trafficking is the second biggest illegal money maker in the world behind illegal drugs. Cartels have entered the human trafficking business.
There are many elements involved in the exploitation of women and children. Some include pornography, the sexualization of the culture and more.
Child prostitution is rampant in the United States. Some put the numbers of child prostitutes from 100,000 and much higher. Child missing person reports in the U.S. ranges up to 1,000,000 annually.
We are all obliged to be involved as part of the solution.
We produce the Preventing Abuse Conferences to help educate and inspire people to be involved in the solution.
To learn more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Tony Nassif
Some of Obama’s favorite words are “fair share”. Karl Marx founder of Socialist Communism believed the same thing i.e. “each to work according to their ability and receive according to their need.” As Obama said to “Plumber Joe”, he wanted to spread the wealth. In other words everyone would work and receive their “fair share”. Read the rest of this entry »