“Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
— 2 Chronicles 19:7
Pray for the survivor in one of our domestic violence cases in Gulu, Uganda, who bravely testified in court this week. Praise God that the case has proceeded and there have been no issues with security, and continue praying for the survivor and her family, for their healing and protection.
Praise God that justice has been served for three Guatemalan girl survivors of sexual violence — they were 3, 11 and 13 years old when the abuse first started. On October 24, the perpetrator (a family member) was sentenced to 64 years and four months in jail for rape, sexual assault and production of child pornography. For over three years, IJM supported local authorities to find justice for these survivors. Join our Guatemala team in prayer for these survivors and their families as the Lord continues to bring them healing.
Praise God for a successful rescue operation last weekend that freed six girls and young women from a brutal brothel. Many of these girls had been trapped for years and forced to serve dozens of customers every night. It took several attempts to mobilize the operation, so we are so grateful for its ultimate success. Please pray for several follow-up arrests in this case and for the survivors’ initial healing. Read more about this rescue.
Praise God for the opening of a new aftercare shelter in the Philippines to serve young boys and girls who are survivors of cybersex trafficking. We are grateful for this partnership and excited to see the healing and restoration that will be made possible through this shelter. Join us in praying for the shelter staff as they prepare to accept children into the facility and provide care for survivors of abuse and exploitation.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.
Please join us in praising God for the launch of Season 5 of The New Activist Podcast this week in partnership with the RELEVANT Podcast Network. The show features conversations with leaders tackling some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues, and people taking extraordinary steps to seek justice in their day-to-day lives. Pray that the podcast would rally people across the globe to step into the fight against slavery and injustice in tangible ways.