"Passport Through Darkness" featured on Good Day Alabama Jan. 18, 2011 | News
Kimberly Smith, co-founder of Hoover-based ministry Make Way Partners, shares her story of combating human trafficking in her new book, "Passport Through Darkness." Above is an interview about her book and recent work with Make Way Partners that orginially appeard on Good Day Alabama Jan. 18, 2011.
To watch another interview from our Jan. 13 noon show, click here. See her bio from the Good Day Alabama newsletter below:
Kimberly Smith was an average American churchgoer, wife, and mother-until she dared to ask God His dreams for her life. Traveling around the world and deep into the darkness of her own heart, Kimberly's worst fears collided with her faith as she and her family discovered the atrocities of human trafficking. But it was in that broken place that a self-centered life was transformed into an international effort to save thousands from modern-day slavery, persecution, disease, and genocide.
Kimberly L. Smith, president and co-founder of Make Way Partners, and author of Passport through Darkness lives with her husband Milton in Sylacauga, AL. She has spent most of the last decade working to end human trafficking through the mission organization she and Milton co-founded. Skeptics and human rationale declared many of the tasks set before Make Way Partners as impossible. However, fueled by compassion and incensed by grotesque injustice, Kimberly led Make Way Partners to the successful completion of building the first orphanage on the border of Darfur, Sudan. Building supplies had to be transported nearly 2,000 miles over hostile terrain with no roads or bridges. She now leads the way to build the only private and indigenously based anti-trafficking network in Africa and Eastern Europe. She divides her time between her work in Africa, Eastern Europe and writing and public speaking in the U.S. She can be contacted by e-mail at: email@example.com or visit www.makewaypartners.org or www.KimberlyLSmith.com.