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Slaying the Giant - Practical Tools for Combating Sex Trafficking

"If you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death, those who go staggering to the slaughter; if you say, 'Look, we did not know this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it? And will he not repay all according to their deeds?"

Proverbs 24:11-12

While many Americans know that children are sold for sex overseas, too many believe the U.S. is immune from this crime. The commercial sexual exploitation of children is indeed a reality in the United States. It is one of the worst forms of child abuse. Children deserve to live in a safe, healthy, and loving environment free from abuse or threats of violence. Unfortunately, there are criminals – both traffickers and buyers of sex – who do not believe or adhere to even such basic values. Christians are called upon by God to challenge injustice and cherish all children. Just as Jacob acknowledged the gracious gift God had given him in his own children (Genesis 33:5), we should do the same not only for our own children but all children. They are each a gift and, as with us, God has counted each hair on their heads (Matthew 10:30). How will we answer Him when He asks if we did all we could to protect them? This short resource was created to provide Christians with ways to make an impact. At the end of the resource, you will find more information on research, videos, books and other resources that could be helpful in your activities and community efforts.

 

Blue Sunday Resources

 

Faith-Based Child Abuse Prevention

Blue Sunday Child Abuse Prevention Initiative (Blue Sunday) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization:

To raise awareness among the faith community through our Blue Ribbon Church program and our annual National Blue Sunday Day of Prayer for Abused Children which is always the last Sunday of April which is child abuse prevention month.

Ideas

Invite local child abuse prevention agencies to your service. Let them set up information booths and pray for them during your service. They are very under appreciated. This would mean the world to them and your congregation.

Blue is the accepted memorial ribbon color for child abuse prevention. Consider handing out blue ribbons.

What to pray : Pray abused children are rescued Pray they are put with caring people Pray that their bodies can heal Pray that their minds will heal Pray they find hope Pray for those who rescue them.

Visit their Website

Visit the Blue Sunday website at: https://janetmagee.wixsite.com/newblue