Albert and Deidre Pujols created Strike Out Slavery in 2017 to address and raise awareness of the existence of modern-day slavery. “This year, we’re taking Strike Out Slavery to ballparks coast to coast!”
Albert Pujols is one of America’s greatest Major League’s baseball players of all time. After he retires from being an active player, he is to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
This terrific couple are very good examples of excellent use and stewardship of their fame and income … using it to wonderfully advance good living.
Hear Deidre talk about her passion against all kinds of slavery, especially sexual slavery … in own words.
From their website … www.strikeoutslavery.com:
“All of us can – and must – fight against human trafficking. Join Strike Out Slavery to learn more about modern-day slavery and find out how you can join other baseball fans in helping victims of injustice break free of oppression and exploitation…
“If we cannot see the value in just one life, it’s going to be really hard to serve many.” Deidre Pujols, Founder …
“Enough is Enough”
“Everyone has the power to do something about the insidious global human trafficking trade. At Strike Out Slavery, we believe that baseball players and fans across the nation – even around the world – are part of a community who want to mobilize for good and can be relied on to help make the world a safer place for all.”
Once delivered from human and sexual trafficking, one needs to have a skill, a profession, an income that will reduce the danger of those delivered and freed from slavery going back into it. That is where Open Gate International comes in.
From www.opengateintl.org …
“ABOUT OPEN GATE INTERNATIONAL …
“Our mission is to represent the Oppressed, the Powerless, the Endangered and the Neglected (OPEN) by offering them Global Alternative Training and Employment (GATE).
“Training and mentoring is at the heart of everything we do. Without sustainable life skills, the vulnerable remain vulnerable. By providing the knowledge, skills and abilities to obtain meaningful employment, we empower our students to develop a happy, healthy life.
“Open Gate International is designed to be a complimentary component to other organizations. We are always looking for partners, professionals, volunteers, students and donations. Our hope is to forge relationships and grow an army of professionals who are committed to bringing up strong people and serving those who need encouragement and inspiration. Discover your hero within and contact us today!”
Links to radio recordings spotlighting God and His people utilizing sports in ministry …
To hear Bottom of Form
“From the archives: years ago, Albert and Deidre Pujols were in NYC for a baseball game. (Albert had seven RBI’s that day!) Long before running for USA’s Presidency, Donald Trump invited the Pujols’s to his offices in Trump Tower. (She said it led to something like “a chapel service!”) Hear Diedre Pujols describe their surprising time together with Donald Trump (heard in the 2nd segment below)” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/06/26/from-the-archives-years-ago-albert-and-diedre-pujols-were-in-nyc-for-a-baseball-game-albert-had-seven-rbis-that-day-long-before-running-for-usas-presidency-donald-t/; (During the time of this interview with Diedre in the St. Louis Bott Radio studios, Albert and Diedre son, AJ, crawled up into my lap. That is the scene of one of pictures included. As I write, AJ has just begun college.)
- To hear … “Judy Boen, Daughter Angie: (1) made sports collectors’ cards; player on one side, their testimony on the other” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/05/31/judy-boen-daughter-angie-made-sports-collectors-cards-player-on-one-side-testimony-on-the-other/;
- To hear … “Dr. Christe Boen Mirikitani: re annual STL bus trip to see Albert Pujols play, hear his testimony” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/13/dr-christe-boen-mirikitani-re-annual-stl-bus-trip-to-see-albert-pujols-play-hear-his-testimony/;
- To hear … “Dr Christe Boen Mirikitani: Albert Pujols’ church group traveled to see him play; ministry in sports” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/08/19/dr-christe-boen-mirikitani-albert-pujols-church-group-traveled-to-see-him-play-ministry-in-sports/;
- To hear … “Judy Boen, Daughter Angie (2) made sports collectors’ cards; player on one side, testimony on other” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/10/01/judy-boen-daughter-angie-2-made-sports-collectors-cards-player-on-one-side-testimony-on-other;
- To hear … “Randy Curless of sportscrusaders.org, providing sports camps to church locations nearly anywhere” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/07/12/randy-curless-of-www-sportscrusaders-org-providing-sports-camps-to-church-locations-nearly-anywhere/
- To hear … “Dr Christe Boen Mirikitani: Albert Pujols’ church group traveled to see him play; ministry in sports … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/13/dr-christe-boen-mirikitani-re-annual-stl-bus-trip-to-see-albert-pujols-play-hear-his-testimony/;
- To hear … “Found! Radio w/STL Cardinal great Wally Moon, author of “Moon Shots;” & his fan club President Judy Boen” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2014/11/08/found-radio-wstl-cardinal-great-wally-moon-author-of-moon-shots-his-fan-club-prez-judy-boen/
- To hear … “Jason Julian played in 3 big college bowl games; later depressed, suicidal; now joyfully focused on inner-city youth” … (See urbanklife.com) click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2010/02/02/jason-julian-played-in-3-bowls-later-depressed-suicidal-now-joyfully-focused-on-inner-city-youth/; … and …
- To hear … “Ferguson Mayor James Knowles: in 2014 crisis, sought Ferguson Pastor/NFL Hall of Famer, Aeneas Williams” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/29/ferguson-mayor-j-knowles-2014-crisis-sought-ferguson-pastornfl-hall-famer-aeneas-williams/ “