Who I am and my passions:
My name is Jeff Barrows and from 1984 until 1999, I worked full time as an Ob/Gyn in a small town outside of Columbus Ohio. In 1999, the Lord called me out of my practice to begin devoting more time to ministry with the Christian Medical Dental Association (CMDA). I spent several years working with and leading one of the ministry outreaches of CMDA called Medical Education International (MEI). Through my work with CMDA, in 2004 I became aware of the issue of human trafficking. Prior to that time, I had never heard of human trafficking. As I learned more about the horrific nature of human trafficking, my heart was “wrecked”…and I knew I could not ignore this form of modern day slavery.
Initially, I worked with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons through CMDA and spent significant time researching the health consequences of human trafficking. In 2008, I founded Gracehaven, a developing rehabilitative facility for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking in Ohio.
Currently, I work with a nonprofit called Hope For Justice traveling around the country training healthcare professionals on how to identify and assist victims of human trafficking that present in the healthcare setting. To learn more, you can visit our website here, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I am also passionate about mentoring those young in the faith so that they gain wisdom in their life and find the abundant life promised in the Bible. I believe that the mentoring process is 2 way and is absolutely integral in the growth of a Christian.
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