MISSION STATEMENT

worthy2 advocates for those who have been exploited by sex trafficking or commercial sex so they may reclaim their dignity and self-worth. Our team compassionately guides and mentors survivors as they discover true freedom....

and the faith to dream again.

 

Journey to Grace

About the Founder- Kathryn Guthrie

Kathryn returned home from Hanoi Vietnam with her 7 month old adopted daughter, Rebekah-Grace, on March 14, 2008. Kathryn was aware that if her daughter had remained in her birth country she would have been at high risk for sex trafficking. Vietnam is a human trafficking hotspot and trafficking generates tens of billions of dollars annually. While researching the issue of sex trafficking Kathryn quickly realized that the GLOBAL issue of human trafficking- modern day slavery- was also happening at home right in our backyard

 

In May 2018 Kathryn met with the Directors of Redeem, an anti sex trafficking ministry in Columbus, Georgia. On that day she stepped into God’s purpose - to serve the Kingdom by joining the fight to break the chains of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Kathryn served as the Director of Redeem AL until January 2021. Although no longer part of Redeem the fruit of the ministry continued to increase. In May 2021 the vision of a new ministry became a reality- they had everything but a name. Several were considered but none expressed the heart of the ministry. In James 1:5 it says "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you". Kathryn asked and one day the “still, small voice” whispered “Daughter, look at your forearm.” In September 2019 Kathryn had the word “worthy” tattooed on her left forearm so that when she saw it she would remember that she IS WORTHY! It is a constant reminder that not only is God worthy, but so is she as His Daughter. Like most of those whom the ministry serves, Kathryn spent many years feeling unworthy of His love, grace or mercy. worthy2 (worthy squared) is confirmation of God’s words calling her to be an abolitionist……of the gentlest nature. 

Amy Wagar- Director of Advocacy

In 2011, Amy began her fight against sex trafficking by creating awareness efforts and advocating for victims’ rights to address this issue across Birmingham, Alabama metro area. Currently, she is a Trainer for the Child Trafficking Solutions Project, training law enforcement. She is also the Director of Advocacy for worthy2, working with sex trafficking survivors. Amy is passionate about developing leaders in this field and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the southeast. She also spends a lot of time developing trauma informed training protocols and outreach programs to serve victim/survivors as well as inform those who seek to purchase sex and perpetuate the problem of sex trafficking.

Amy grew up in the metro Birmingham area and has a BA in Psychology from the University of South Alabama. She also has a Master’s Degree in Crisis Response and Trauma Counseling from Liberty University. Amy and her family reside in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

  If you or someone you know needs help contact our HelpLine at 334.352.8280