The Artist

Four years ago, Amor Sierra had a six-figure job running an apartment community in Dallas. That's when got a call from God, and He said 'Quit, Serve Me.’

I fought it for a little while," says Sierra, 50. “But once I did, within months, I found out about human trafficking.”

Shortly after moving back to her hometown of Miami, Fla., a local news station aired a story about a 13-year¬old victim whose pimp had tattooed his name across her eyelids.

Sierra was horrified. She started researching the topic, and found a story about an artist In Chicago who donated his talent to remove tattoos from survivors.

“I called him and said I wanted to help. I didn't know the first thing about tattoos!" Sierra tells Citizen. “I was an uneducated high school dropout who'd worked her way up in the corporate world. But I told him, ‘I don't have a tattoo shop, but I know God is going to provide.' "

And He did. Shortly afterward, Sierra met a man who was selling his tattoo shop. Thirty days later, she closed on the property.

And today, not only does Sierra have plenty of her own tattoos—all declaring her love for Jesus and her passion to end human trafficking - but the Miami Tattoo Company is one of the top shops in the city. She and her staff donate time to re moving ink from trafficking survivors and former gang members. She's on DeliverFund’s board of directors. And she's quickly becoming a sought-after speaker at youth conferences, where she shares her radical testimony of child sexual abuse, gender confusion, homosexuality—and how God delivered her from all of it. (Look for a full length profile on her in the forthcoming June/July issue of Citizen.)

With so much attention being trained on the issue these days, how close are we to ending sex trafficking tor good?

“I don't know," Sierra says honestly. "But I do know that as the Church and even as humanity, we have to be like Nehemiah. We each have to stand in the gap in our wall and work in that area. Then we have to get others involved to do the same in their gap. Will it end in my lifetime? I don't know.

“But it will end.”

Originally published in the May 2017 issue of Citizen magazine.

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