“The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.”
— Job 37:23
Praise God for the conviction in Kenya of two men who raped a 13-year-old girl with an intellectual disability in 2016. Pray for the girl as she continues to heal from this trauma, and for her family as they seek to support her and care for her well.
Please pray for strength for Isabel*, a survivor of sex trafficking in the Dominican Republic. A judge dismissed her case earlier this year, which was devastating news for her and her family. Our team is relentless and is appealing the case. Isabel is feeling a lot of anxiety and doesn't feel like returning to court to testify is worth the effort. Pray that Isabel would feel God's presence in the midst of fear and anxiety, and overcome this difficult roadblock. Her testimony is essential in court to restrain her aggressors.
Praise God for the successful conviction of a slave owner who brutally exploited 31 people in a massive rock quarry. Many of these families were enslaved for up to eight years, until IJM and local police rescued them in 2012. This week, the owner and two of his accomplices were each sentenced to nearly 12 years in prison. Local prosecutors handled this case with very little support from IJM — a great sign of justice beginning to flow. Praise God for his power in this case, and pray the news will be a welcome encouragement to the survivors now living in freedom.
Praise God for long-awaited justice in the Philippines: Last week, a Cebu court handed down a conviction of two traffickers. The couple had sexually exploited their own children and others for foreign pedophiles and predators watching online. This is Cebu's first prosecution for cybersex trafficking, and it gives justice to the six victims who were abused. As the survivors hear and process this news, pray for their continued healing and thriving. Also pray that God would lead the couple, who have been sentenced to life in prison, to repentance, and that they would know God’s great healing and mercy.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.
Please join us in prayer for The Freedom Project Tour this month.Pray that the events — in partnership between author Jennie Allen, musician Christy Nockels and IJM — would equip and inspire attendees to experience freedom in their own lives and set others free in turn.