“I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
— Psalm 140:12
Pray for IJM Kampala’s engagement with partners in Uganda. As our colleagues continue to press forward in our new casework combatting violence against women and children, please ask God to lead us to the right partners who will help us bring cases to court and provide for the needs of survivors.
Praise God for an exciting month for our team in the Dominican Republic. We recently launched an eight-session workshop focused on increasing local capacity to provide aftercare services to child survivors of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Please pray for our team as we collaborate with UNICEF and CONANI (The Dominican Child Welfare Agency) to provide this critical training. Pray also for all participants to put the content into practice to ensure that survivors are healing well!
Praise God for two young brothers rescued this week from slavery at a cattle ranch. The boys were separated from their mother for two years and forced to tend 40 cows without adequate sleep, food or shelter. Their mother desperately reported the case to IJM after her frequent pleas to the farm owner failed. Today, the family is reunited and the boys are receiving aftercare to help them readjust to freedom. Praise God for the proactive government officials who led this crucial rescue and pray for this family as they spend time together again.
Pray for law enforcement and prosecutors in the Philippines who completed a training this week on combatting cybersex trafficking of children. Pray that the trainees retain what they have learned and translate it into their day-to-day work. Pray that the group is now better equipped to fight the crime in their country, and that this course would motivate authorities to relentlessly work to protect children. And pray that the training would lead to real rescues of victims and accountability for those who are exploiting vulnerable children!
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 ask God to bring the right people to join IJM’s team in all our offices around the world. Pray for wisdom as our Recruiting Team reviews applications and interviews candidates, seeking to bring the women and men on board who will help make justice for the poor unstoppable.