Myth: slavery is a thing of the past.
Truth: there are more slaves today than ever before in human history.
As distressing as these facts are, we have hope in knowing that the Lord is using His people to fight this injustice.
And this woman is one of them.
Called by God, Christine Caine is leading a movement to end slavery forever.
She founded A21, an anti-human trafficking non-profit organization, and is now liberating the oppressed in countries all around the world.
The statistics are staggering: millions are slaves in a $150 billion industry with only 1% ever rescued.
The A21 abolitionists, firm in their hope in Christ, cling to the vision of a world without slavery.
A21’s efforts include reaching, rescuing, and restoring.
First, they prevent individuals from becoming enslaved through various events, presentations, and educational programs.
And by way of their close connections with law enforcement, their hotline number, and participation of concerned citizens, A21 also rescues individuals from slavery.
The A21 abolitionists use their resources to identify victims, represent them in court proceedings, and work with government officials to eradicate human trafficking altogether.
A21’s efforts don’t stop at physical freedom, but continues through emotional and social rehabilitation. They work with victims at the individual level, providing counseling services, medical treatment, housing, education, employment, and ultimately a full sense of freedom.
God’s heart for the oppressed and voiceless is all throughout the Bible. As new creations in Christ, we are invited into His mission to set the captives free!
Human trafficking steals the names of the individuals it enslaves; it strips them of their dignity, voice, and personhood.
When the belief that God pursues us with the most passionate love and intentionality becomes rooted into the depths of our souls, this love will overflow out of us.
Only through full understanding of the gospel will we experience an intense desire to join in God’s pursuit to reach His children who are hidden in the depths of the world’s darkest arenas.
We too, brothers and sisters, were lost. But now, we have been found, redeemed, and empowered.
Our righteousness is not based on works; we will not impress God with our strivings.
Rather, the call is rest. Rest in Jesus. Contemplate the gospel. Search for understanding of the inner workings of God’s heart and who He’s redeemed you to be.
Let the love of Christ overflow out of you and change your desires. Only then can you love radically the least of these and have victory over darkness.
Light shines in the darkest of places.
Will you be the light?
If you feel God is leading you to do so, please support A21 Ministry on their website: https://www.a21.org/