Wyoming is a state where the people are independent, bold and value freedom. They also look out for one another, which is a rare thing in today’s society.

It is no surprise then that Karen Fettig, a member of the Worland Church and the founder of Beneath Our Wings, felt called by God to take a bold step to raise awareness of human trafficking in Wyoming and beyond.

Fettig believes God is leading her to ride to stop human trafficking. By ride, I mean ride across the state of Wyoming on the back of a donkey/mule, while having her horse trailer wrapped with messages encouraging trafficking victims.

An unusual trek

Fettig’s trek started with a Saturday evening potluck and prayer service at the Cody rodeo grounds on June 29. There at the Montana/Wyoming border on June 30, the ride began. Fettig will pass through Cody and Ten Sleep for their 4th of July parades, then head to Casper, Wyoming, for the Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo. She will conclude the ride in mid to late July by raising awareness at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

A place like no other

Fettig’s goal is to honor and glorify God and have this ride make a tremendous impact on human trafficking in Wyoming. She desires to have Wyoming become a place like no other, in that we value all children and victims and facilitate liberty and justice for all.

This is a monumental undertaking and we ask for your prayers and financial support as Fettig rides to free human trafficking slaves and bring greater awareness to this horrific evil taking place in our country and in our state.

Samantha Nelson is a member of the Cody Church in Cody, Wyoming, and co-founder of The Hope of Survivors, a ministry for victims of sexual abuse.