“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.”
— Isaiah 30:18-19
Thank you for your prayers for the trial in Kenya for the murders of Willie, Joseph and Josephat. It was supposed to run for two consecutive weeks, but due to the judge being called away to hear an out of town case, only ran the week of October 9. The trial will proceed on November 12. As we wait for the trial to resume, please pray for the safety of the eight witnesses remaining to testify, and that all evidence would be admitted and heard in court.
Praise God for the Ministry of Education in Guatemala, for their proactive attitude and commitment to ending sexual violence against children in their country. IJM is partnering with this Ministry to empower students and teachers by creating and disseminating educational tools for children in the form of comics and developing a guide for teachers that provides guidance on how to report this crime. Pray that these actions will reach many and be fruitful in proving that justice for the poor is unstoppable.
Please pray for our efforts to train officials in one flood-ravaged state on how to protect vulnerable families from human trafficking.Heavy rains and floods left more than one million people displaced or homeless — which leaves them highly at-risk from the lures and lies of traffickers. We are working with the state government to try to stop trafficking before it starts. Pray we could educate these officials well and work with local leaders on solutions to keep their communities safe. Learn more.
Please pray for IJM’s newest office in Bangkok as they continue to recruit passionate and dedicated Thai professionals. As we work to support the Thai government and partners fighting trafficking in Thailand’s vast fishing industry, we are praying for God to bring candidates to fill the remaining five key positions to lead these efforts and serve trafficking victims. In particular, pray for God to bring legal and social work professionals to our team.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.
Please pray for the IJM campus chapters that are preparing to hostFreedom Fasts in November. Ask God to pour out creativity and energy on these student leaders as they plan the events and recruit others to join them, and that Freedom Fasts would be powerful platforms to rally awareness, prayer and financial resources to end slavery.