Watch: Latter-day Saint musicians team up to raise awareness about human trafficking

by | Aug. 11, 2020

A group of musicians, including several Latter-day Saints, recently gathered to discuss what they could do to raise awareness about human trafficking. Together, they concluded one way they could help was use their musical talents to recreate a version of Lauren Daigle’s powerful song “Rescue.”

Faces in the video that may be familiar to LDS Living readers include Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys, Jenn Blosil, Ryan Innes, Ashley Hess, Alex Boyé, Aaliyah Rose, Tyke James, David Osmond, Lexi Walker, and others.

The video, which was released by Operation Underground Railroad, includes the staggering statistic that over 10 million children are being trafficked around the world today. It ends with the plea, “Let’s end modern-day slavery together.”

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Hess wrote on Instagram, “What an honor to be able to use the gifts God has given me to help raise awareness alongside so many incredible people and an organization tirelessly working and fighting against human trafficking,”

Watch the video on YouTube.

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Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams joined the LDS Living team with a passion to find the stories that matter most. Previous stops in her career include BYU-Pathway Worldwide, the Special Projects Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Utah Valley Magazine. When she's not searching for stories to write, the Colorado Springs native is most likely on a hiking trail. 

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