"The Lord is known by his justice, the wicked are ensnared by the works of their hands."
- Psalm 9:16
Pray for a construction project in Ghana that is rehabilitating an aftercare home in the northern part of Lake Volta. We desperately need good partners and safe aftercare homes for children in order for us to be able to continue conducting rescues. Pray that this rehabilitation project will move forward smoothly so that we will have the space we need to house children in freedom.
Pray for all open cases in the Dominican Republic where our team is representing child survivors of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Pray especially for those cases in the last stages of trial - pray that God's justice is served, that judges rule justly, that criminals are held accountable for the crimes committed and that survivors are vindicated and placed on the path to a full restoration.
Please pray for strong employment opportunities for families we help rescue from bonded labor slavery. As part of our aftercare program, we help these survivors access trainings, loans or other programs that equip them to find dignified work or start their own businesses. Pray that IJM could identify additional partners to employ these motivated survivors, and that all rescued families would find stable and honoring jobs to support their journey in freedom.
Over the course of this month, IJM's team in Chiang Mai will be taking many trips to remote villages in Northern Thailand to train volunteers helping stateless hill tribe communities navigate the registration process. These networks of volunteers across Northern Thailand are critical to helping thousands of vulnerable people access the citizenship or legal status that they are entitled to under Thai law. Pray for energy and motivation for our team as they face long weeks of travel and extensive time away from their families.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM headquarters is located in the United States. IJM has international advancement offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Please join us in prayer for Freedom Sunday - which is just three weeks away! Pray for wisdom and creativity as volunteers and pastors around the world prepare to share about God's heart for justice and invite their congregants into the fight. Please also pray for the many IJM staff members who will be speaking at Freedom Sunday events. Pray for safe travel, and for encouragement and excitement as they share about the mission of protecting the poor and the oppressed.