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  Patricia Hammell Kashtock

Aka: Pat Kashtock. Mother of three, wife of one. BA in Social Work and Biblical Studies. Graduate work at Virginia Tech interrupted, then derailed by oldest child’s brain tumor...

My life has not followed the course I planned. But I am not complaining. Pain is to be expected in a world broken apart from its Creator.

The miracle resides in the ability to find joy when least expected...


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Each life is a journey. The voices of many guides try to direct us, saying, “This is the path – walk in it!” Yet each one leads in a different direction.

I believe only one Voice can be true. That Voice will lead us in ways most unexpected, into worlds yet undiscovered. It will lead us up the hill, around the river and through the forest. And sometimes, it will lead without mercy.

Or so it seems.

I have made listening for that Voice and following it, my life’s quest. I will share some of what I have heard that Voice say with you. But I am not in the business of telling people how to think or what to believe. Each has to decide for himself. Only you can decide if you find the truth of the Voice in these words. And only you can decide how much it is worth to know the Voice, and follow.

But for me, it is worth the whole world.

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Save the Date: - DC Stop Modern Slavery Walk Saturday, October 22, 2010

Anybody in the DC area want to join me?    
From a recent Polaris Project email.
On October 23, Polaris Project, the DC Stop Modern Slavery community group, and several other non-profit organizations will join together for the 2010 Stop Modern Slavery Walk. Click on the videos below to watch highlights from last year and get directions on how to register for the walk.

What: 2010 Stop Modern Slavery Walk
Where: National Mall - Constitution Gardens (Constitution Avenue NW and 19th St NW, Washington, DC)
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010 (9:00 am- 2:00 pm)
Details: Click here to register.

Last year hundreds of anti-trafficking activists came together for the Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk at Meridian Hill Park. We hope that you and your friends can join us this year for the 2010 Stop Modern Slavery walk on the National Mall. Join the Polaris Project team and bring a friend along too!



Reader Comments (3)

Hi, I am greatly interested in joining the walk, but unfortunately I will not beable to join the Washington march. I was wondering if possible, there will be a group closer to the Oklahoma area who will be doing a march as well? Or maybe if there's a group you know who would be interested in doing a march at the same time in support of your efferts? Thanks and God bless!

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSherece M.

Hi Sherece -- I'll look into it and see what I can find for you. I'm sure there must be something.

Here is a good resource: http://www.polarisproject.org/

God bless you for caring!


October 4, 2010 | Registered Commenter[Pat Kashtock]

Hi Sherece -- Here is the information I received from the Polaris Project. Hopefully this will help get you connected to what is happening in your area.

Hi Pat,

Thank you for your email. I’m excited to hear that you are *your poster is) interested in combating human trafficking in your (her) local community. There are many ways that you (she) can get involved in the anti-trafficking movement.

Check out http://www.endslaverynow.com to find volunteer activities in Oklahoma.

For additional opportunities, check out the Polaris Project Action Center at: www.ActionCenter.PolarisProject.org. We are constantly updating the site with new actions that you can take to fight human trafficking so be sure to visit the site often!

I also encourage you to sign up for the Polaris Project Grassroots Network. By signing up, you will receive regular emails about human trafficking and new opportunities to get involved in the anti-trafficking movement. You can sign up by going to the Polaris Project Action Center and clicking on the sign up button on the right-hand side of the page.

I hope this is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.

Public Outreach and Communications

Polaris Project
PO Box 53315
Washington, DC 20009

Tel: 202-745-1001 ext. 121
Direct: 202-507-7957
Fax: 202-540-5238

Website: www.PolarisProject.org
Action Center Website: www.ActionCenter.PolarisProject.org
Join our team and walk to end human trafficking (DC): www.Walk.StopModernSlavery.org

October 5, 2010 | Registered Commenter[Pat Kashtock]

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