For the month of December, I have been wearing a dress (almost) every day. Why? It’s to raise awareness about human trafficking.
We were created with dignity and purity. We were fearfully and wonderfully made. So many young girls don’t have the opportunity to display this. They’re forced to live lives that strip them of dignity.
Unfortunately, slavery is alive and well today. Unfortunately, it’s the young and vulnerable who have been swept up as the victims of this pervasive crime.
The Word of God admonishes us to care for widows and orphans in their distress. We, as those who love Jesus, have an obligation to protect children from violence.
I’ve written several book on the subject of human trafficking. At least half of the proceeds I make from The Elite of the Weak, Pharmacia: Those Magic Arts, and UnEmbraceable are donated to organizations that help free kids from forced labor.
What organizations do I donate to?
I have researched a number of organizations. One I learned about recently was Operation Underground Railroad. Glenn Beck highlighted this organization recently on one of his programs. O.U.R. is an organization that works to rescue the children. They get permission from government officials and take down the perpetrators. Not everyone will agree with their methods, but some will be relieved to learn an organization like this exists.
Agape International Missions with Don Brewster is an organization that works to restore children who have been rescued in Cambodia’s Svey Pak and other areas of Southeast Asia.
International Justice Mission (IJM) works for justice worldwide. Founder Gary Haugen worked for the UN Commission that investigated the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. After that experience, he started IJM, which works to rescue people from modern slavery and forced labor.
Exodus Cry is a prayer movement and outreach ministry that works to end human trafficking. Their documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, has been viewed by world leaders across the globe.
Destiny Rescue is an organization that works to rescue children from sex slave trafficking. They’ve opened homes where these kids can experience restoration and the joy of Christ. The girls and boys they rescue are taught a trade, such as computer programming, making clothes, or hairdressing.
Love146 was co-founded by my sister-in-law. This organization has a home in the Philippines where girls who have been rescued from human trafficking can go to experience healing and restoration.
Although the crime of modern slavery is so dark and heinous, there is hope in this world, and there is light shining in the darkness. You can partner with that light and hope. I encourage you to give to any one of these organizations. They love Jesus and are Jesus with skin on to the least of these.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” ~ John 1:5 NLT
Precarious Yates studied the plight of and worked toward the abolition of modern slavery for over a decade before sitting down to write Revelation Special Ops. She was further inspired by the work of her sister-in-law, who helped to found Love146, an organization that works to raise awareness about human trafficking and builds safe homes in vulnerable regions. Yates spent several years overseas as a missionary in Ireland, and also did missions work in India and the Philippines. Her passion for literature has become her means of further educating young adults of the realities of modern slavery, while producing hope through the power of Christ Jesus in us. Check out books by Precarious Yates!