San Antonio trip & The Great Pitch NAYC Top Ten finalists 

What a wonderful few days. Wow!

I made it!! 

…to San Antonio to meet my editor this weekend for the first time ever! She had stood by me and been a vital resource in my life for four years.

 A friend and a mentor….I’m so Thankful for her. 


We went to church together and had a late dinner at an excellent  BBQ joint. 


There’s nothing more Texan to me than really really good brisket…and this was really good brisket. 

I took an early morning walk and prayed before starting back on the long drive back home. I felt such peace. 

On the drive home I got a call and the co-founder of Impact Junkie was in the other line.

I made it!! 

 He was calling to let me know I had made it through to the semi-finalist round of the Great Pitch Impact Junkie competition! One of the top ten finalists!! 

We will be pitching at the end of July in front of 500 people…the top five will go on to the final round in front of an estimated 37,000 people!! I’m thrilled!! 

I prayed for God to make me a voice for those who have no choice and he is answering that prayer in a mighty big way!! 

Pray for me -With me

That God will :

1)calm my nerves…

2)Give me all the right words to say

3)Pray that awareness is created and this platform opens the eyes of those who can help further this movement!! 

**if you haven’t ‘liked’ Impact Junkie on FB yet please go do so! 

If you haven’t purchased my book yet I will have copies for sale now until NAYC and then I will be selling them there as well. 

If you need a public speaker for your event or want to know more about human trafficking in America  reach out to me!! Thank you. lauraaranda@owlofhope.com