January 19, 2019
“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
— 2 Samuel 22:20
Praise God for the decision by the courts of Ghana to restrain a suspected trafficker in pre-trial detention until his case begins. His arrest took place in the Lake Volta region of Ghana, where he is suspected of abusing a 13-year-old girl. Pray for the survivor as she receives care, and for justice as the prosecution of the suspect proceeds.
Pray for unity, discernment and peace for our Collaborative Casework department as they make plans for the upcoming year. In 2019, they will look for individual and local organizations who want to learn and contextualize IJM’s model to provide legal and aftercare services to protect child survivors of sexual violence. Pray that God will lead our staff to the correct partner organizations who have a heart to make justice for the poor unstoppable and will walk with future survivors.
Praise God for the successful rescue of two men and nine boys from slavery at a fried snack factory. They had been trafficked from their village over loans as small as $30, then were made to work 18-hour days in horrible conditions. They faced constant violence and bore painful scars from hot oil and beatings. IJM and our partners rescued them last Saturday, and now they are heading home to their families. Praise God for his provision throughout this urgent rescue. Learn more about this case.
Pray that God would bring rescue to children in the Philippines, who right now are suffering in secret. IJM helped one law enforcement unit conduct their first rescue of the year, and we are grateful that they brought these young children to safety. Continue to pray that rescue would come to children in the Philippines who need it, and that it would come quickly. Pray that God would give IJM and Philippines law enforcement wisdom and courage — and that he would give us eyes to see those who are being exploited.
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Please join us in praying for the upcoming IF:Gathering in February, where IJM will be sharing about our work combatting slavery and will be calling attendees to step into the fight. Ask God to pour out wisdom for the IJM speakers, and to mmove powerfully in the hearts of the women participating in the event to take action.Please pray for our recruitment efforts for Directors of Strategic Partnerships, as we have four open positions. These roles will meaningfully engage donors in our work, showing how their joyful financial partnership can bring freedom and rescue to thousands.