I really don’t even know how to put into words my thoughts and feelings here. I’ve been dumbfounded over the past 2 weeks as I read a book called “Terrify No More”, by Gary Haugen, President of the International Justice Mission. And from what I understand, there are other books out there which also deal with the modern day reality of slavery.
This is a very tough book to read, simply because it describes primarily how young girls in Southeast Asia (sometimes as young as 5 years old) are either “rented out” by their parents, or kidnapped and sold to brothels. Also described are various ways people in India and Africa are held in slavery to work rice fields or in brick yards, etc. But I have to say that I’m glad that I read it…that I know that inhuman treatment and cruelty in the form of human trafficking is going on right now all over the world…even here in the US.
Do you know that you are precious to God? How about your children…your grandchildren…yes, they’re precious to God, too. So, how about the millions of people caught in literal slavery TODAY…are they precious to God? They are no less precious than you or your children or grandchildren.
How do we respond to this horrific situation? First of all, we can inform ourselves by reading books such as “Terrify No More”. And we can take action, beginning with prayer.
UnBOUND – UnBound is the name of ACC’s ministry leading out in response to the human trafficking issue. To kick off our 3 day prayer and fast, there will be a prayer time led by the UnBound leadership team. During this particular prayer time we will be focusing on the travesty of modern-day slavery. Please consider joining us in calling out for and end to this oppression.