There are more than 27 million people in bondage today around the world. They have no freedom. Another person controls their life completely and the worst thing about it-they can’t just easily escape. In fact 1-2% of the victims are ever rescued. The average age of a victim is 12 years. Most of the victims are children and women. The 27 million people who are in slavery right now are more people than there was ever shipped in the triangle trade.
Why should YOU care? Because these victims are created by God and created to live in the freedom that comes from the blood of Jesus Christ. A person should never be treated as property or as an object. This could have been you or me, if we had been in other circumstances or been poor and desperate for money.
They got no voice. Will you be their voice?
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.” Isaiah 61:1
The word captives is mentioned about 90 times in the Bible, so it`s something that really matters to God-to see the prisoners free.
Now you know about this increasing problem. What will you do about what you know?
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed.” Proverbs 31:8
How will you help to end this terrible thing called human trafficking?
Some ways you can help:
- Pray-there is an incredible power in prayer
- Raise awareness-once you know about it, it’s easier to do something!
- Donate money to organizations like the A21campaign (http://www.a21.org/)