On September 27th Pastor Luke is leading a small team to hike the Arizona Trail, an 800 mile journey, to raise funds and awareness for the Colorado City Dream Center. The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across the entire length of the state to connect deserts, mountains, forests, canyons, wilderness, and people. Starting at the U.S.-Mexico border, the path climbs and descends from one mountain range to another. It will be a difficult and treacherous journey for Pastor Luke and his team.
The Colorado City Dream Center serves culturally secluded communities with a generational history of human trafficking and exploitation under the guise of religion. This includes individuals with origins to plural family groups throughout the state of Arizona and Utah. Many victims are women and single Mothers (with multiple children) who have left, escaped or were kicked out of the various fundamentalist Mormon off-shoot groups (FLDS, Kingston Group, AUB). The funds raise aid effort in restoring the community, providing numerous recovery programs, and various crucial educational opportunities.