At 16 years old Amanda was groomed for human trafficking by a volunteer youth leader in a suburban church. Today she is free and working to end sexual exploitation and trafficking. She believes in the power of the Cross and the grace of Jesus and shares her story through that lens with communities, churches and schools across Minnesota.

At 98.5 KTIS, we are inspired by Amanda and others like her and are joining them in this difficult but important conversation. Did you know that trafficking of girls, women, and boys for sex is occurring in every county of our state and every suburb of the Twin Cities Metro? It’s happening online, throughout our communities, in schools, churches, and in homes.

How can we protect our loved ones? How do we initiate conversations? What role does pornography play? How can we pray?

98.5 KTIS will tackle this tough conversation on Thursday, January 16 during a special live broadcast from 7-9 pm. Join Keith Stevens, Natalie Grant, local experts, and detectives as we shine a light on human trafficking. Learn how you can talk to your children about this hidden but very real issue. You’ll hear from survivors in our community and about the hope only God can bring.

MN Day One Crisis Line for anyone needing immediate help – 1-866-223-1111 

During the broadcast:

  • Call 651-631-5050 if you have questions for our studio guests.
  • Call 651-631-5000 if you’d like help for a loved one – we’ll have experts to talk with you.


To learn more:

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
Trafficking Justice

Thank you for donating to Breaking Free to help local survivors. We will be accepting donations at our free concert with Natalie Grant at MOA. If you can’t make it out to see us, donations are accepted online.

Listen in as we share HOPE for our community.