"For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face."
— Psalm 11:7
- Pray for the health of the children who were rescued out of forced labor on fishing boats in Ghana in April.One boy has a serious heart condition that requires surgery, and another has a kidney and bladder condition and is going through tests to determine next steps. Please pray for the physical, emotional and mental healing of all the children, and for wisdom and strength for the aftercare team as we support the boys and their families through to restoration.
- Ask for God’s comfort and confidence for children and teens in Bolivia who are testifying in court about sexual violence they experienced. IJM social workers help these brave survivors prepare to share the truth in court, but it can be extremely difficult and emotional to recount painful memories before a judge. We have a number of survivors testifying this week and this month. Pray they would be able to share the truth and move past their trauma with God’s grace, and pray that our IJM staff could support them well in the process.
- Please pray for an upcoming conference we are planning to engage government officials and thought leaders on the issue of human trafficking. This will be a landmark event for IJM in South Asia, and will help us advance the mission in exciting new ways. Please pray for smooth logistics, powerful speakers, and open hearts within all who attend—so that, together, we can truly bring trafficking to an end.
- Please pray over Cambodia’s “Training of Trainers” police training in human trafficking investigations this week. Attendees will complete the training course with the ability to train other police officers at all levels. This means Cambodia’s police force will continue to have a working knowledge of human trafficking investigations for years to come, regardless of transitions in work positions and leadership.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.
- Praise God for the over 100 new staff members, interns and fellows who completed orientation at IJM Headquarters this week! Thank God for bringing these talented men and women to join our team, and pray for creativity and strength as they begin their work. In particular, please pray for the team members who will be moving internationally for their positions. Pray for smooth logistics and physical and emotional stamina as they arrive in the field.