January 28, 2017
For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever."
— Psalm 9:18
- Pray for a woman who was pushed off her land last weekend in Uganda. We are representing her in court, but even so her landlord has apparently sold the land right out from under her. Please pray for protection and peace as she waits, and pray that justice would come swiftly so she is able to return home with her family.
- Praise God for a 12-year-old girl who received justice in her case this week in Bolivia. The neighbor who assaulted her was convicted and sentenced to thirty years in prison—this is the longest sentence we have ever seen in all of our cases in Bolivia. Pray for continued healing and restoration for this young girl, and pray that word of this strong sentence would deter others from abusing children.
- Please pray for our team’s relationships with new government officials in one key state where we work. The state recently had several key leadership changes, and they also reassigned a new ministry to address the issue of bonded labor slavery. Shuffles like these can often delay our momentum in fighting this crime. Pray our team can build quick, positive relationships with all of their new contacts, so that we can work together to rescue families, hold criminals accountable, and create lasting change that keeps the poor safe.
- Praise God for a 15-year-old girl rescued from cybersex trafficking in the Philippines. This rescue operation is connected to another case we worked on last October, and we are grateful to God that he led us back to the home where this girl was being sexually exploited in footage broadcast online. Please pray for healing in her body, mind and spirit.
IJM HQ & Global Partners
IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.
- Please continue to pray for us as we seek a National Director of Strategic Partnerships. In partnership with the Vice President of U.S. Advancement, the National Director of Strategic Partnerships will provide strategic leadership and act as the lead manager in assisting IJM in achieving 20% annual revenue growth from Major Donors and Family Foundations.