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Why I Became an Abolitionist and a Fanatic

It all began when I saw a headline for a new book: "The Lincoln Hypothesis." The title completely intrigued me and I began reading it. The author, Tim Ballard, explained his affinity with Lincoln's history and the work of abolishing slavery. By doing so, he described his nonprofit: "Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)," an organization that rescues children from sex trafficking throughout the world. I became very intrigued and have followed their efforts ever since. Eventually, I enrolled in law school at the University of Wyoming and have continued to follow and support O.U.R. In May 2016, my cousin, Tyler Schwab, contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in doing Pro Bono work

How it All Began

The date was January 6th 2011, a date that forever changed my life. It was the day that the idea and motivation of Gifts of Grace was started. The day started out like any day. It was Three Kings Day in the Dominican Republic and my companion and I had just entered into a teaching appointment. I was a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We entered into a small house where there was a woman in the kitchen, a man sitting on a chair watching a baseball game, and a little girl mopping the floor. The father was drunk and the little girl was wearing something that reminded me of a pillowcase worn by Dobby the House Elf in Harry Potter. We were about to leave when the mot

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