Here and there I have shared on this blog MISSIONS of different ministries or organizations doing something to make a difference. This week on my regular blog, we are sharing various studies on the Names of God, one with EL ROI and the other with JEHOVAH RAPHA.
You may wonder how does that matter with this topic of Human Trafficking? or Chelsea King?
It matters because many of us can fight this battle from our homes, through our blogs, through our support, through our PRAYERS. Praying is a MISSION and INTERCESSION is a gift of the Holy Spirit. To pray in the Name of God and from scriptures brings power and it cannot return void. However, the reason is that the author of "Praying the Names of God", Ann Spangler shares about this atrocity on Thursday's study of EL ROI, God who sees. GOD DOES SEE and HE DOES CARE!!!
I thought at first I would share the first site that caught my attention when in 2007, God called me into working with women and yes, even children, trapped in this vicious cycle and I had no idea of the atrocities or the trap of the enemy in all of this and the 9.5 billion dollar industry and connections and atrocities like this. It really did stir me way down deep!
So I've decided to share some of the sites that I know of that give a list of ideas that you possible could do. And hopefully they will not object to me listing them here as well.
I recently discovered Diane Scimone, a journalist that has seen this atrocity of child trafficking in the vicious human trafficking cycle and is doing something about it. She started an organization Born to Fly International and began a project to STOP child trafficking before it begins. Her personal blog is here and BORN to FLY INTERNATIONAL: start by viewing her video "Get Angry Please"
On both sites she lists ways that YOU can get involved! She has 21 Ways to Get involved on "Born to Fly" that you can read; and on her side bar of her personal blog, she is up to 43 and asks you to share your ideas by emailing her.
- SPREAD THE WORD
- USE YOUR TALENTWrite a blog about why we should fight human trafficking; paint a picture and display it publicly; use a sports event to raise awareness and funds; write a song or talk about human trafficking at a concert; create a short film and post it on www.youtube.com. Use what you do best to make a difference!
- INVEST IN FREEDOMOne way you can join The A21 Campaign is by financial support. Your donation will be used to fight human trafficking through legal fees, as well as costs related to healthcare and housing for rescued victims. If you would like to join The A21 Campaign by making a financial contribution or becoming a regular monthly partner, please click here.
- LOBBY POLITICIANSFor more information on how to inform your elected officials, check out www.polarisproject.org.
- ORGANIZE A FUNDRAISER
- SUPPORT SURVIVORSBuy products made by survivors of human trafficking. Here is one place you can find jewellery that is hand-made by survivors: www.nightlightbangkok.com. You can also support survivors by donating items for newly rescued victims at our shelter in Greece. One suggestion is new clothes such as pajamas, socks and other essentials as survivors often come to us with only the clothes on their back. A current need in our shelter is for bags to give the girls when they leave the shelter so that they have a beautiful bag to carry their belongings in. If you would like to make a donation directly to the survivors in Greece, please contact us.
- VOLUNTEERYou can also join The A21 Campaign by becoming a volunteer. Some of the areas that you can get involved are: Research, Legal Advice in Greece, Counseling, Medical Advisor/Doctor, Vocational Training or Graphic Design. If you would like to volunteer with The A21 Campaign at some capacity, please contact us.
- FAST ON THE 21STOn the 21st day of every month, fast for the work The A21 Campaign is doing in Greece and around the world as together we stand in agreement to see the injustice of human trafficking abolished.
- START AN AWARENESS GROUPStart an awareness group at your local high school or university. Get your campuses involved in spreading the truth about human trafficking to your community. Check out free handbooks you can use at www.notforsalecampaign.org.
- BUY FAIR TRADE PRODUCTSFind out how you or your company can support fair trade and help reduce the demand for products made by slaves. Visit www.fairtrade.org.uk for more details.
- SPONSOR THOSE AT RISKBecause poverty is a major contributor that can lead to human trafficking, sponsoring a child or woman in poverty-stricken areas that are also ranked as high origin countries for trafficking, can help make a difference. Check out this organization, www.compassion.com, to see how you can start sponsoring someone in need today!
- INTERN FOR A SUMMERThe Home Foundation has a summer internship program for college students. For more information on how you can serve next summer, visit http://www.thehomefoundation.net/internship.html. Another great organization offering internship programs to fight human trafficking is Transitions Global. To check out their program, visit http://transitionsglobal.org/internships.php.
- EDUCATE YOURSELFDownload the United Nations toolkit to combat trafficking: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/publications.html. You can also watch a movie or read a book to learn about real stories of human trafficking.Recommended reading material:
Recommended movies (for mature audiences only):
- Not For Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade--and How We Can Fight It - by David Bratstone.
- The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade - by Victor Malare
- Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom - by Gary A. Haugen and Gregg Hunter
- The Road of Lost Innocence - by Somaly Mam
- Ending Slavery - by Kevin Bales
- Human Trafficking (2005)
- The Jammed (2007)
- Trade (2007)
- Taken (2008)
- Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
- STAY CURRENT
- WORK THE WEB
- MOTIVATE THE MEDIAEncourage your local newspaper or television station to cover stories about human trafficking, and what your community can do to help stop it.
- STAY ALERTIf you see something suspicious in your area, make sure you speak up by informing your local law enforcement. To find out what to look for, visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/trafficking.
- WORK FOR FREEDOMConsider a career as an abolitionist. There are many great organizations that are in need of skilled and trained professionals to help advance the cause of justice. Here is just one of many to consider:http://www.ijm.org/careers.
- MAKE CONNECTIONSPlease contact us with your feedback, ideas, possible contacts, and important information.
- HELP VICTIMS ESCAPELeave local rescue hotline numbers in public places around your city. For ideas and free downloads, visit http://www.hhs.gov/.****************************************SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
GET INVOLVED... DO YOUR PART TO
STOP TRAFFICKING NOW!
LET DEEP STIR DEEP and CAUSE YOU TO ACT
"Today as you pray, cry out to God EL ROI from whose eyes nothing is hidden. Ask Him to reveal Himself as "the real God" to the millions of women and children around the world who are being victimized by the hidden slavery of sex trafficking "~ Ann Spangler, "Praying the Names of God"