“At that time I will deal with all who oppressed you. I will rescue the lame; I will gather the exiles. I will give them praise and honor in every land where they have suffered shame.”
— Zephaniah 3:19
Praise God for a strong relationship with the Uganda Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department. This week the IJM team presented them with equipment to aid the work we are doing together to fight violence against women and children. Pray for their continued commitment and vision of a future Uganda in which women and children are safe and protected by law enforcement.
Praise God for justice that has been served through a 25-year sentence against a man who sexually abused two minors, 11 and 13 years old, in Bolivia. For the past three years, our team has walked with these survivors and their families by providing them legal and aftercare support. Last week, we celebrated that a court upheld a just decision on their behalf! Please pray for the young survivors and their families as they continue their journey of restoration, now knowing that their aggressor is no longer able to hurt them.
Praise God for a major renovation project that we completed at an aftercare home and pray for all the girls and young women who will be served there. This shelter provides survivors of sex trafficking with short-term and long-term housing, counseling, job training and support. We worked with the government to remodel all aspects of this once-rundown shelter — from new bathrooms, to new bedrooms, to a brand-new library and counseling room. Please pray that this bright and comfortable space helps these survivors heal and dream for their future!
Please pray for a developing rescue operation in the Philippines. We can’t share more details about this ongoing case, but please pray that authorities will quickly find the victims that are in need of rescue, bring them to safety and restrain those who have been exploiting them.
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 pray for strength and peace for the interns and fellows who are currently deploying to our field offices around the world. In particular, please pray for smooth travel logistics and stamina as they adjust to a new context and culture. Ask God to work in and through them and that they would experience His sustaining and transformative Spirit during their posts.