Sunday, December 16, 2012

Attention Oregon Friends and Visitors:

The next time you're browsing the quaint shops of Ashland Oregon be sure and stop by Red’s Threads Women’s Clothing Shop. What a treat! You’ll find unusual and unique designs that are fair trade which means no slaves were used in the production of the products. Wendy Davis added joy to my shopping experience. Thanks Wendy and yes, I came home with many treasures.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The North Mason Lions Club Roars!

What an encouragement to know the Lions Club Care Program is fighting human trafficking in El Salvador. Thank you for joining the effort to end human slavery.

On the local front, Chairman Lynn Knox reported 369 children will be helped through their Christmas Giving Tree Project. Brewton-Hight Farmers Insurance Co. and Not For Sale Kitsap will donate fingerprint/id kits for the children.  

Thank you Lions Club for the opportunity to join you and speak on human trafficking issues.
          President Mike Fish, Sandy and Heather Davis

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Come Join Me for Dinner

6:30 pm tonight, North Mason Lion's Club, Bremerton Airport Diner, 8830 State Hwy 3 SW, Port Orchard, WA.  I'm  speaking on human trafficking. Items will be for sale with proceeds used to fight human trafficking. This event is open to the public. Dinner is ordered off the menu and you pay at the end.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coffee Break

Take a coffee break from Christmas shopping and stop by Dec. 1, 1 PM, Majestic Mountain Coffee Roasters (AKA Coffee Exchange), 11229 Highway 104, Kingston, WA. I’ll be available to answer questions about child trafficking and how to protect your children. There will be free fingerprint/ID kits. My book, Heaven Just Believe and award winning photographs will be on sale with proceeds used to fight human trafficking.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

West Sound Tech

Monday I shared about human trafficking issues at West Sound Tech and the class decided they wanted to become abolitionists and raise money to help. We are talking about an event in the spring of 2013. I’ll keep you posted.

                            Students from the Travel and Tourism Class

Anastasia and Sandy. My thanks to Anastasia for organizing today’s speaking engagement. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Saturday's Craft Fair

Singing and music filled the Central Kitsap High School gym this weekend at the Holiday Art and Craft Fair. What a great success! We gave away over 100 fingerprint kits to help keep children safe in Kitsap County. Enjoy the photographs.

                                         Sandy manning our booth

Issabella and her younger sister Soledad, decked out in their adorable hats, stopped by and looked at Sandy’s book, Heaven Just Believe.

  Our neighbor Wade Demmert and his music class performed on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Join us at the CKBB Holiday & Craft Fair

This weekend we will be at the CKBB Fair in Silverdale. Our booth is Free Children's ID Kits-Not For Sale Kitsap. Details below. Print out the 2 for 1 coupon below and bring a friend.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Highlights from Poulsbo Rotary Meeting:

Chris Madison, Sandy and Rotary President Meredith Green
Thank you Chris for the invitation to speak to the Poulsbo Rotary Club.

Detective John Bogen and Sandy
Detective John Bogen from the Bremerton Police Department joined us in our question and answer session. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

If you’re a morning person I have an event for you.

November 2nd at 7:00 am, Rotary Club Poulsbo, Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA. I’ll be speaking on human trafficking. Breakfast is available for purchase.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Want something fun to do this week-end?

Join us Sat. 9-5 and Sunday 11-4 at the Soroptimist, Holly Daze Craft & Gift Show, Towne Square Mall, 1700 Mile High Dr. Port Orchard, WA. Our booth is named Free Children’s ID Kits-Not For Sale Kitsap. Yes, we will be giving away free ID kits for children. The proceeds from the items for sale will be used to fight human trafficking. Invite your friends and please stop by. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just a Reminder

I'll be speaking on children trafficked into the sex trade in America. Friday, Oct. 19, 7 pm, Glory House, Olympic View Assembly of God, 11632 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA. Bring your friends and learn how to protect your children.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Aglow Meeting, Everett WA

Last night I shared about human trafficking with a wonderful group of ladies from Aglow. During the meeting I enjoyed a devotional from Ginny Sweiberg and teaching from Angela Thomas. I was blessed as a winner of their gift drawing. For me, it was an evening of many blessings.  Thanks ladies!
Ginny & Sandy
The Girls
My new read

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

You're Invited

Friday, October 19th, I’ll speaking on human trafficking with an emphasis on children trafficked into the sex trade. Come and learn how to protect your children. 7:00pm, Glory House, Olympic View Assembly of God Church, 11632 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA. Items will be for sale with proceeds used to fight human trafficking.

Other October events:
Oct. 11, 6:30pm,  Aglow, Everett WA, Sonrise Christian Center, 11625 Airport Rd Suite D, speaking on human trafficking.

Oct 27 (9-5) and 28 (11-4), 2012 Soroptimist "Holly Daze Craft & Gift Show", Towne Square Mall, 1700 Mile High Dr, Port Orchard, WA, Our booth is "Free Children's ID Kits-Not For Sale Kitsap." Items will be for sale with proceeds used to fight human trafficking.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Keeping Kids Safe

I spent yesterday morning with happy little faces filled with squeals of delight enjoying the day. I was the guest speaker at the Port Orchard Mom’s Club speaking about child trafficking in our community and how to protect their children. I’ve been asked why I do this and here’s the reason why, the children.
We are all called to create an atmosphere of protection and safety for all children. One way to do that is to download Be A Safe Kid coloring book and share it with a child. Here’s the link:
My thanks to Joanna Guthrie and the Port Orchard Mom’s Club for the opportunity to share with a great group of Moms. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Please Sign Petition to Set Trafficked Woman Free

Honor student Sara Kuzman was trafficked into prostitution at age 13. After three years of abuse she snapped and killed her pimp. She is now serving life. Please watch the video and sign the petition this weekend to set her free. Then forward this to all your friends.

Sign Petition

Blessings & Thanks,
Gene & Sandy

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kiwanis Issaquah

Recently, I spoke to the Kiwanis Club in Issaquah about human trafficking. Gene and I were treated to a delicious lunch by Lisa Milne from SweetCakes Bakery and Catering. My thanks to all of you who bought fair trade chocolate bars. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Republican Women's Club

This week I had the privilege to speak to the Silverdale/Seabeck Republican Women’s Club about human trafficking. What a great group of women. If you want to visit one of their meetings or better yet become a member you will find them informed, politically active, passionate, and inviting.  
Here’s the link: for more information.
                           Silverdale/Seabeck Republican Women’s Club

                      Meet my new friends, left, Club President, Jan Stump 
                                  and right Club Officer, Joyce Barry

Friday, July 27, 2012

Republican Women's Club

The Republican Women’s Club requested I speak about human trafficking issues. You can join me August 13th at 9550 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA at 11:30. Come and learn about these critical issues facing our nation today. If you would like to stay for lunch you need to RSVP no later than Thursday Aug 9 to Joyce Berry at or 360.698.0602. Lunch is $20 tax and tip included.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Speaking for the Children

The Lord is opening doors to share about the trafficked children. I’ll be the guest speaker at the Issaquah Kiwanis Club August 22nd. Please spread the word to anyone you know in the area and invite them to join me. The address is 105 Newport Way SW and the meeting is from 12:00-1:00.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jesus Opportunity

Would you like an opportunity to spread Jesus around the world, help the poor and children trafficked, and be blessed financially? Click here to learn how. Point to “Opportunity” and click on “Go-Team” and watch the video. If you have questions email or call us. We did it.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Who likes books?

Is your dream to be an author or are you interested in the newest books hot off the press? Would you like to share ideas with other authors and know what they are up to? Here’s your chance. Join the Kitsap Christian Writer’s Group Facebook page. You don’t have to live in Washington to be part of our group of friends. Everyone is welcome. Just access it from your Facebook to follow along or click “Join Group” to interact..

Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Discovery

During my recent book event at Mockingbird Books, I made a great discovery I wanted to share with you. Jodee’s Desserts creates wheat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free goodies to enjoy. They are located next to Mockingbird Books at 7214 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle. You can also find their creations at PCC market.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Tomorrow is the Big Day

Please email and tweet your friends and ask them to do the same.

Calling all children to story hour at the Mockingbird Books where I’ll be reading my book, Heaven Just Believe. It will be a party with free surprises for all children. We are going to have fun, fun, fun.

June 2, 2012
Mockingbird Books
11:00 a.m.
7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

This is a wonderful bookstore. Check it out.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Inspiration Wanted:

This author would like your help. Have you ever seen an angel or know an angel story? My next book for children will about angels and I’m interested in reading about your experiences. Email me at

Friday, May 11, 2012

You And Your Friends Are Invited

Calling all children to story hour at the Mockingbird Books where I’ll be reading my book, Heaven Just Believe. It will be a party with free surprises for all children. Please forward this invitation to all your friends because we are going to have fun, fun, fun.

June 2, 2012
Mockingbird Books
11:00 a.m.
7220 Woodlawn Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115

This is a wonderful bookstore. Check it out.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Would you like a free Joyce Meyer teaching CD?

For the first twelve people who will write a review for Heaven, Just Believe and post it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, I will send you a teaching CD. Haven’t read the book yet you can still enter by having a friend sign-up for my newsletter on my website, Be sure and email me ( your name and address so I can mail your CD.  Click here to write a review on Amazon. Click here to write a review on Barnes & Noble.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Review

For Their Tears I Died is filled with stories about human trafficking and social injustice. The difference is it is a collection of stories that prove nothing is impossible with our God!

You can purchase a paperback book or kindle version through Amazon or directly from  (Click "store" to buy For Their Tears I Died, all proceeds go to missions).

Monday, April 2, 2012

An American Sex Slave Story on the 700 Club

Melissa Woodward shares her incredible story today, April 2nd, on the 700 Club. If you miss the show you can read her testimony at:
The article includes information about how to order identification kits for your children. If your child is abducted the authorities can use the kits in the rescue process. Thank you Melissa and the 700 Club.      

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Want to join the largest site for readers?

Join Goodreads and share your book recommendations to the world. With over 7,000,000 members you can find book clubs in different genres to join and share your ideas.

Do you want to know about your favorite authors? You can read their profiles, blogs, and quotes.

Goodreads mission statement:  “Is to help people find and share books they love. Along the way, we plan to improve the process of reading and learning throughout the world.”

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Free, Free, Free

I don't know about you, but I like a bargain. What could be better than free? I'm offering three free coloring sheets from my book, Heaven, Just Believe. Click MENU and you can print, download, email, Tweet or put them on Facebook for all the special children in your life.

HJB Coloring

Friday, March 9, 2012

Who is the #1 Criminal in the World?

The International Criminal Court at the Hague has identified Joseph Kony as the #1 Criminal in the world.
For the last 26 years Kony has trafficked more than 30,000 children.
I have committed to support Kony2012 all year out of the profits from Heaven, Just Believe.
Watch, learn and then pass it on.


Check it out:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Who is the number 1 marketer in the world?

I’ll tell you, Jesus. Who else could take my book, Heaven, Just Believe and make it available in 200+ Christian retailers, church bookstores, ministries, and broadcasters’ online stores. I’ve known Jesus by many other names but I can tell you Jesus, the marketer, is one I’m especially enjoying.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Freedom Sunday

Sunday, February 26th  2012 is Freedom Sunday. The goal is to raise awareness of human trafficking. For more information view the video below:

For Further Information:
Related Links: 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Exciting News!

Many of you were praying for our trip last fall to attend the Christian Broadcasting Network (700 Club) 50th Anniversary Celebration and for Godly connections concerning my book. Today, I found out Heaven Just Believe is now available through the CBN bookstore. “Yippee!” My heartfelt thanks to all you for your prayers and to everyone at CBN who helped make this happen. More books sold, more help for the children!

Friday, February 10, 2012

You Are Invited

The revolution has begun and you are needed. Last week the Firehouse Church decided on a one year prayer commitment. No child in our county will be trafficked into the sex trade. As we go to the mall we will pray, as we pass a school we will pray, as we see a child we will pray. We are asking you to join us and pray. Please spread the word and ask everyone in your sphere of influence to pray.  Let each of us take our authority and decree:
Children cannot be bought and sold as a commodity anymore!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Who will help the children?

Are there any ministries helping the children who are victims from trafficking? Today, I want to introduce you to one:

Orphan’s Promise/Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).
Their mission – Jesus said, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18). His promise is their mission.

One of the tasks Orphan’s Promise is committed to is job training, such as English and computer classes. Job training protects girls from sexual exploitation by providing them the ability to support themselves. Recently, new computer stations were given to Balay Paglingap, a halfway house for young victims of exploitation and trafficking in Davao City, Philippines. In addition Orphan’s Promise provides:

·         Nourishing food, clean water, clothing and safe housing
·         Health care and medical assistance
·         Life-skills training, such as cooking, sewing and budgeting
·         Christian discipleship and moral support
·         Legal advice and small-business development assistance
·         Orphan and adoption advocacy

Terry Meeuwsen, Director of Orphan’s Promise, shared they are involved in trafficking work in ten different projects around the world right now and are joining forces with other organizations to make a difference in the area of sex trafficking. She said, “It is so deep and so widespread that only with the wisdom, favor, and power of God can it be annihilated.”   
Last year I had the privilege of meeting Gigi Endaya who works for Operation Blessing/CBN Philippines. She shared; girls who are victims of exploitation and trafficking have lost their dreams. I was able to give her a copy of my book, Heaven, Just Believe to encourage the girls. I asked her to share with them that writing a children’s picture book was my childhood dream but because of difficulties, was not able to pursue my dream. But the Lord Jesus Christ, who is in the business of restoration, brought my dream to reality at the age of 63. It is never too late for dreams and He encourages big dreams with no limits.

To find out more about Orphan’s Promise and donate to the needs of trafficked children you can go to:

Let us decree:
Children cannot be bought and sold as a commodity anymore!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kitsap County Friends:

The week of January 23rd the following events are available in Kitsap County to increase awareness of human trafficking.

Jan. 23rd 7-9 p.m. “Sex + Money: A National Search for Human Worth” Documentary:  Firehouse Theater, Back Stage, 11171 NE State Highway 104, Kingston. Hosted by Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap. Info: Cindy Brooke 360.204.4699.

Jan. 24th 5p.m. “Human  Trafficking  – Washington State and Kitsap County Perspectives” discussion, Kitsap Community Resources.

Jan. 25th 5-8:30 p.m. Break Free From Human Trafficking Seminar Poulsbo City Hall, Council Chambers, 200 NE Moe St. Speakers include Detective Harry James, Seattle Police Department, Vice/High Risk Victims Unit; Adele Heinrich, North Kitsap Optimists; Bikers Against Child Abuse-Tacoma Chapter; and Shawna Seals, Peninsula Lighthouse Ministries. Info Shawna Seals, 360.779.3921

Jan. 26th 6:30-8 p.m. “The Dark Side of Chocolate” Documentary Gateway Fellowship, 18901 8th Ave. NE, Poulsbo. This documentary looks at the practice of child labor/slavery within cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, a major producer of cocoa. Hosted by Not For Sale-Kitsap. Info: Ronda 360.697.4335

Jan. 27th 6:30 p.m. “Not For Sale – Innovations and Solutions,” Silverdale Community Center.

Jan. 28th 7:00p.m. Benefit Concerts, Seaside Church and Concert, Coffee Oasis, Port Orchard.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Help Wanted

Sneak Peak of Television Commercial for Heaven, Just Believe is available at:
If you liked the commercial I would appreciate it if you would click “like” to register your vote. Please pass this on to your friends.

If you liked the book I would appreciate it if you would write a review and post it at,, or On Amazon and Barnes & Noble please click “Like” as well.

Heaven, Just Believe is now available as a CD audio book, and a digital download from:


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today, January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Profits from the sale of Heaven, Just Believe are donated to stop child trafficking. For additional information and links please click Profits/Stop Child Trafficking at the top of the page.

This issue has motivated many people into action including Riley Wilkinson and Serena Travis who started the LAST podcast. LAST stands for Let's Abolish Sex Trafficking.

I had the privilege to be their guest today. Episode 3 can be heard at We can all do something to end human trafficking.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

California Book Event

 A special thanks to Bob and Jean Griggi for all their help in putting this event together. Also thanks to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship for hosting the event. I appreciate everyone stopping by and sharing the day with me. Hope you enjoy the photographs from the day.  
Nancy Paden, Sandy and Jean Griggi
Nancy Paden, Sandy and Gracie Paden
Gene, Judy Canright and Sandy
Thanks Judy for traveling so far to see us.
Story Time
Gene, Sandy and John Hill
Grandkids Leyni and Kaia get 1st look at book!