MSUM grads founded Ministry to bring awareness to humanitarian aidMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Imagine risking your life for a cause you believe in. Two MSUM grads are on a mission to stop human trafficking and poverty, and provide for orphans.
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Imagine risking your life for a cause you believe in. Two MSUM grads are on a mission to stop human trafficking and poverty, and provide for orphans.
They've founded a ministry that brings awareness to humanitarian aid worldwide.
Than Baardson, Unseen Ministries, Founder: "There are some really evil people out there committing terrible atrocities."
That's why MSUM grad Than Baardson helped found Unseen Ministries: to give groups the tools they need to tell their dark, yet inspiring stories.
Baardson: "Groups that are doing this were sacrificing everything, all their time, all their energy, to complete their mission but there was no one to tell their stories, therefore they were going under-funded and overlooked."
Groups typically pay a high price - between $25-50,000 just for media campaigns.
Baardson: "Those funds were normally allocated for those kids these people are caring for."
Unseen covers the costs and completes the projects, so missions can do what they do best.
Just take a look at this: Video shot inside an Asian Club, rescuing human trafficking victims. It's dangerous, potentially life-threatening work.
But for Than,
Baardson: "So worth any risk we've been faced with, that we are going to be faced with. And we know that day is coming, where we will be challenged, by some of these people we are going up against."
A monumental mission that even student volunteers are passionate about.
Ricky Feir, Park Christian Senior, Volunteer: "I could have more money right now, but I consider that nothing compared to the benefits I've seen in my own heart, and the benefits of helping people."
Simeon Reiswig, Park Christian Senior, Volunteer: “Work here in Fargo, put my time in, do something God wants me to do, impact people globally."
A life-changing impact that's the difference between life and death for these victims.
For more information about the cause, go to www.unseenmin.org.