Make Way Partners President to Speak at Gardner-Webb University

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Kimberly Smith, the president and co-founder of Make Way Partners, will speak at the Dimensions program at Gardner-Webb University on Tuesday, March 27 at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocations Center (LYCC). The community is encouraged to attend.

Make Way Partners is devoted to fighting human trafficking in the darkest corners of the world.  The ministry intentionally goes where women and children are at highest risk of abduction, forced prostitution, and other forms of modern-day slavery. They also go where little to no help is available because it is considered “too dangerous,” “too expensive,” or “too remote” for most people to go.

According to Dr. Tracy Jessup, Vice President to the Office of Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University, Gardner-Webb University students share that passion for doing whatever it takes to solve the problem of human trafficking.

“So many of our students are interested in learning how Christian faith speaks to issues of social justice,” Jessup said.  “One issue about which students are so passionate is that of human trafficking.  In the love of Christ, Kimberly Smith and her husband, Milton, are reaching out to protect the lives of women and children in Africa and Eastern Europe.”

Smith is also the author of “Passport Through Darkness: True Story of Danger and Second Chances.”

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Gardner-Webb’s Dimensions programs are free and open to the public.  The goal of Dimensions is to enhance the spiritual, intellectual, and cultural life at the University and also to promote a sense of community.  Dimensions programs are held on Tuesdays at 9:25 a.m. in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center (LYCC).  More information is available at 704-406-4277.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request ten working days prior to the event.  Please call 704-406-3549 to make a request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.


Written by communications intern Travis Sherrill