In case you’ve never heard of her, Christine (Chris) Caine is one of my living heroes. She is a woman of tenacious faith and unbridled action. Through the organization she founded, The A21 Campaign, she is seeking to abolish slavery in the 21st century. I have heard her speak and I have been challenged and inspired by her life. She is a woman who is living the forfeited life.
She desires to see the local church “rise up and make a difference in the lives of hurting people around the world” (christinecaine.com), and is doing that through A21, through her books, and through Equip & Empower Ministries.
Personally, my heart is most stirred by her work with A21. The organization seeks to educate and prevent trafficking, it runs several safe houses for victims of trafficking in Europe, and it is also prosecuting traffickers with the goal of bringing them to justice. With offices in six countries and nearly 5,000 registered abolitionists through their website seeking to end trafficking in this century, A21 is changing how the everyday person can get involved with stopping slavery.
Christine Caine spends a lot of time traveling, educating, writing, and speaking to people around the world. I heard her say once that, at the end of time, she does not want to be caught “entertaining Christians”—she would rather be at the ends of the earth, reaching the lost and helping those who cannot help themselves.