IJM Prayer Request

"This is what the Lord says: 'Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.' " — Isaiah 56:1 Africa Thank God for the continued cooperation between IJM lawyers and the prosecutor in the trial for the murders of Willie, Joseph, and Josephat, our colleague and friends in Kenya. Last week, the defense counsels challenged the order in which the prosecution and defense have been examining witnesses. Currently the lawyer representing the victims (and their families) has been the last to ask questions, as was agreed in pre-trial. The trial is adjourned until April 24, 2017, when both parties will appear to make arguments for the order of witness examination. This means that eight days of hearings which were scheduled over the next two weeks will have to be rescheduled. Pray that the trial will be rescheduled to consecutive dates in May and June, and that there are no further delays to hearings. Latin America Join us in praising God for strong collaboration with Dominican officials that led to the arrest of multiple foreigners accused of exploiting teenage girls. Police arrested two U.S. citizens and an Italian man, who allegedly lured young girls and sexually abused them. At least five victims are now safe, and IJM’s team will be working with police to pursue leads to locate more potential victims. South Asia Please pray for an upcoming rescue operation being planned by IJM, one of our partner organizations and the local government. Our partner has found several families who were trafficked across state borders to be forced into bondage hundreds of miles from home. Details are still coming together. Please pray for good collaboration with the authorities and for freedom for these families in need. Southeast Asia Please pray for two young sisters set free from cybersex trafficking in the Philippines. Their uncle was apparently setting up the abusive shows from his home and broadcasting the sexual exploitation online. Praise God that IJM’s team in Cebu was able to help authorities intervene. Pray that the peace of Christ and comfort of our good Father would help the girls heal. Pray for the IJM social workers to have wisdom as they help government social services make a plan for the girls’ short-term and long-term care. IJM HQ & Global Partners IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Please pray for us as we continue in our search for a Field Office Director in Bolivia. We are seeking a proven leader to direct IJM’s Field Office to combat sexual violence against children. In close collaboration and partnership with the Fiscalia General, National Police and other government justice sector offices and non-government civil society organizations, the Field Office Director (FOD) will build and lead IJM’s Justice System Transformation program to rescue and restore survivors, hold perpetrators accountable and reduce the prevalence of this crime through improved public justice system performance. This position is based in La Paz, Bolivia, and reports to the Vice President of Regional Operations, Latin America.

"This is what the Lord says: 'Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.' "

— Isaiah 56:1

Africa

Thank God for the continued cooperation between IJM lawyers and the prosecutor in the trial for the murders of Willie, Joseph, and Josephat, our colleague and friends in Kenya. Last week, the defense counsels challenged the order in which the prosecution and defense have been examining witnesses. Currently the lawyer representing the victims (and their families) has been the last to ask questions, as was agreed in pre-trial. The trial is adjourned until April 24, 2017, when both parties will appear to make arguments for the order of witness examination. This means that eight days of hearings which were scheduled over the next two weeks will have to be rescheduled. Pray that the trial will be rescheduled to consecutive dates in May and June, and that there are no further delays to hearings.

Latin America

Join us in praising God for strong collaboration with Dominican officials that led to the arrest of multiple foreigners accused of exploiting teenage girls. Police arrested two U.S. citizens and an Italian man, who allegedly lured young girls and sexually abused them. At least five victims are now safe, and IJM’s team will be working with police to pursue leads to locate more potential victims.

South Asia

Please pray for an upcoming rescue operation being planned by IJM, one of our partner organizations and the local government. Our partner has found several families who were trafficked across state borders to be forced into bondage hundreds of miles from home. Details are still coming together. Please pray for good collaboration with the authorities and for freedom for these families in need.

Southeast Asia

Please pray for two young sisters set free from cybersex trafficking in the Philippines. Their uncle was apparently setting up the abusive shows from his home and broadcasting the sexual exploitation online. Praise God that IJM’s team in Cebu was able to help authorities intervene. Pray that the peace of Christ and comfort of our good Father would help the girls heal. Pray for the IJM social workers to have wisdom as they help government social services make a plan for the girls’ short-term and long-term care.

IJM HQ & Global Partners

IJM has partner offices in Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Please pray for us as we continue in our search for a Field Office Director in BoliviaWe are seeking a proven leader to direct IJM’s Field Office to combat sexual violence against children. In close collaboration and partnership with the Fiscalia General, National Police and other government justice sector offices and non-government civil society organizations, the Field Office Director (FOD) will build and lead IJM’s Justice System Transformation program to rescue and restore survivors, hold perpetrators accountable and reduce the prevalence of this crime through improved public justice system performance. This position is based in La Paz, Bolivia, and reports to the Vice President of Regional Operations, Latin America.