Dr. Meridith Carter
Mother, Entrepreneur, Teacher and Volunteer
The Lord leads me; therefore, telling my story seems clear and pretty definite. But that is not really how life is. About five years ago, God kept bringing to my mind young girls caught up in sex trafficking. At that time, I had no idea of how to get involved in helping combat this, but I knew I had to and said, “OK, God, if this is what you are asking me to help with, show me how and I will do it.”
Shortly after, I became familiar with a lady named Minta who had started an organization to fight for victims and survivors of human trafficking. I called her and asked if I could meet with her for coffee. When we met, I told her that I felt that God had directed me to give part of my income from my Rodan and Fields business to her organization, but I did not have the time to help otherwise.
Well, God had another idea for me and I was urged to raise money and build awareness. In 2013, I initiated a fundraising luncheon for the New Life Refuge Ministries, and have been involved in the annual events since. This year, I have been speaking to groups to educate them on this issue.
I trust in God, and he leads me. Just like with how I got involved with New Life Refuge Ministries, and after waiting for 15 years for our second child, I did not lean on my own understanding.
Words to Live By:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6
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