- There are an estimated 27 million human trafficking victims worldwide.
- Human Trafficking generates $32 Billion annually.
- Approximately 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year.
- There are an estimated 2 million children exploited by the global commercial sex trade.
Call To Prayer
A Call Like Nehemiah…..
Aglow is a powerful group of women and men, acting as the hands and feet of Christ on the Earth. Our vision is to break the tyranny of oppression and bring freedom and empowerment. One area we are seeking this to come to pass is in anti-human trafficking.
We have a call like that of Nehemiah. In the book of Nehemiah chapters 1 – 4, the Bible tells how he returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall, which was lying in ruins. Everyone in the city worked to rebuild the wall – priests, servants, fathers, sons, no one was a spectator. But after hearing of their great progress, Sanballat was very angry and the people became very afraid that they would be attacked. So Nehemiah placed guards around the lowest parts of the wall in the exposed areas, and stationed guards by families.
When our enemies heard that we knew of their plans and that God had frustrated them, we all returned to our work on the wall. But from then on, only half my men worked while the other half stood guard with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. The leaders stationed themselves behind the people of Judah who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon. All the builders had a sword belted to their side. The trumpeter stayed with me to sound the alarm. Nehemiah 4:15-18
One of the main ways that God is calling us into action is by supporting laborers in prayer. Like those in the story of Nehemiah, we have a part to play:
We are the builders who are standing guard, with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail.
We are standing behind those building the walls – the anti-trafficking organizations, the safe houses, the policy makers, the lawyers fighting for freedom, the police officers and FBI agents.
We are called to stand behind them with our weapons of prayer and proclamation of God’s goodness. In Luke 10, Jesus instructs us that, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”
We are praying for those laborers who have been called into the field. Those that raid brothels and labor camps, those that call girls off streets and fight for justice through the legal system.
- We are praying.
- We are seeing God break the tyranny of oppression.
- We are seeing freedom and empowerment brought to our brothers and sisters made in the image of God.
Will you join us?
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