Traffic J.A.M. And Pearl Alliance


The current state of our world is heartbreaking – but often we’re too busy to really notice it. Or, maybe we do notice it, but we’re too busy to really do something about it.

Is life really nothing more than living a routine and trying your best to get through? Being “too busy” is just an excuse used by those too afraid to get involved or by those who don’t care enough to do the work involved to make a difference.

One of the biggest problems in this world is that people don’t help each other.

I was encouraged today as I drove through the little town I live. After some flash flooding yesterday we were under several feet of water. It hurt driving through and seeing people working to clean up the streets and sidewalks and bringing out things from their homes that were ruined – carpets, boxes and boxes of belongings. But then I saw a sign set up from a nearby church that is offering help with cleaning to anyone who calls. Several of them were set up around the block. This encouraged me. This is what we all need to do.

What can you do to “clean up” the mess you see every day in this world? Anyone can see a mess and pull out the bad…but it really takes someone to do something about it.

I want to challenge you to educate yourself today with the resources found at this link: Traffic J.A.M. – JUSTICE. AWARENESS. MOBILIZATION.

Traffic J.A.M is a  501(c)(3) dedicated to preventing commercial sexual exploitation in countries of origin founded in July 2010.

Their site shares the importance of YOU getting involved and how you can help (in ways big or small) – every bit makes a difference.

pearlalliance Pearl Alliance is a branch of Messenger International specifically designed to help raise funds and awareness to prevent the progression of human trafficking and rescue those who are already enslaved. John and Lisa Bevere, authors and speakers, founded this outreach after Lisa spent time in Thailand witnessing firsthand the brutality of the human trafficking industry.

Taking a Stand


 ”She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” Proverbs 31:20

The statistics are staggering. Human Trafficking globally is estimated to make over $32 billion a year. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and is second only to drug trafficking. 80% of the victims are women and young girls. The average age for entry into prostitution or sexual exploitation is 12 years old. 50% of human trafficking victims are minors. 42% of those recruiting victims are women.

It is estimated that 2 children are sold every minute.

I went to a Love 146 production last year. They had Heather Clark with them who had her worship dance team there. Their purpose of their production is to raise awareness for Human Trafficking. The production was so powerful! (To see the opening dance click here)

In proverbs 31, “The Woman who Fears the Lord” – says in verse 20 that she “opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.” (NIV)

These women and children are in desperate need. Human Trafficking is not just happening in far away countries. It is happening in this country. It is happening in your city. This issue is so little-known. Most do not realize that this is happening even right down their street.

We need to take a stand to to extend our hands to those who are in need. To think that for every minute 2 children are sold.

SOLD!

What is life that a price can be put on it? And yet these children are sold for cheap sex.

The average slave is sold for $90. A life is sold for $90.

Will you stand and reach out to help them?

(To join the Love 146 cause on facebook click here.)

On a larger scale, check out http://pearlalliance.org

Reaching Out,

Brittany L. Ketter

 

#31DaysofFreedom

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