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