The United Nations reports that eighty percent of the victims of human trafficking are exploited as sexual slaves. The average age of an abducted female forced into the sex trade is 12 years old! Unconscionable!
Further, the Department of Homeland Security identifies human trafficking as a "modern-day form of slavery...” The enslaved are often forced or deceived into this horrific life. THIS IS A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC!
Liberty Relief International is working with a frontlines ministry partner to assist targeted victims, predominantly women and children, through preventative and restoration initiatives. Click here to offer immediate help or see my message below for more details -- Mat.
Christians are routinely targeted by human traffickers in places where believers are persecuted for following Jesus. Their life’s choices are spitefully suppressed through economic disadvantages thrust on them for being Christians in societies dominated by anti-Christian rhetoric and beliefs.
In India, at least 60 people were targeted shortly after a recent outbreak of violence against Christians. One of these victims was a 16-year-old girl who was sold into slavery along with her 19-year-old sister and two other girls by extremists carrying out the systematic attacks against followers of Jesus.
Central Asia also faces rampant human trafficking that frequently targets the most marginalized members of society, including Christians. And this scourge is growing in many other parts of the world.
Often, victims of systemic persecution are given no protection or justice from corrupt law-enforcement officials. Sadly, they are routinely deceived by the promise of honest employment, but are then enslaved by their ‘employer’ for other purposes.
As I wrote in an earlier message...
+ + The good news is, we can do something about this crisis -- right now!
First… Help provide the necessary resources to these persecuted Christians and other victims (a large majority being young women) to give them an opportunity to find dignity and hope in their lives.
Your gift to Liberty Relief International will help restore the lives of persecuted Christians and others who have been victimized by human trafficking or other injustices in more than 60 countries through the following specialized methods:
- Trauma Counseling
- Vocational & Literacy Training
- Biblical Discipleship
- Emergency Relief
- Church Leadership Development
- Medical Care
- Safe Houses
- Small-business Micro-loans
Our goal is to raise $10,000 this month to assist our partner in the fight against human trafficking and the restoration of victims’ lives.
Second… Pray against this heinous crime. Pray that traffickers would be caught and convicted. Pray that corruption, which fuels human trafficking and prostitution, would be rooted out. Pray for ministries that are reaching out to rescue women from forced prostitution and human trafficking. Pray that God Himself, who hears the cry of the helpless, would reach out with His love and mercy and set many free.
Please, take a minute right now to help save and change a trafficking victim’s life through your prayers and financial support.
God bless you,
Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Relief International