Freedom Sunday 2018: Awareness and Call to Action

Freedom Sunday 2018

Increasing awareness of trafficking and encouraging people to get involved in the fight

Freedom Sunday efforts on September 23, 2018 served to highlight the fact that slavery still exists in the world.  IJM.org says, "Every day, innocent people are beaten, raped and abused as slaves.  Forced labor slavery uses deception, threats or violence to coerce someone to work for little to no pay.  The nightmare of sex trafficking thrives when law enforcement cannot protect vulnerable children and women."

Trafficking happens both here in the United States and around the world.  It can feel overwhelming -- but we can make a difference against trafficking if we are first aware of its existence and then take specific steps to combat it.

Hope4Justice encourages you to learn about the different types of  trafficking then get involved in whatever aspect grabs your heart.  (Our website, emails, and facebook posts will help you become informed as well as offer options for your involvement.) Whether you're able to do something small or invest more time and energy, all efforts add up!

We're committed to the goal of eliminating human trafficking in our lifetime.  Will you join us?

Karen, Samantha and Betty at a Hope4Justice table at NCCTK on Freedom Sunday.

Want to learn more about the face of modern-day slavery? Visit http://www.hope4justice.org/the-facts/ 

HAPPENINGS IN
WHATCOM COUNTY


What: Stand Against Slavery, a night of Worship and Prayer as we take a united stand with other believers in the fight against sexual exploitation.  Sponsored by Engedi Refuge Ministries.
When: October 7, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm
Where: New Song Church, 4600 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA
 Liberty in Style Fashion Show
When: Thursday, October 11th, 5-9pm
Where: Betty Be Good Boutique, Birch Bay Square, unit #202 across from Woods Coffee
What: Celebrate five years of fashion with Betty Be Good in an evening to benefit survivors of sexual exploitation.  Benefiting Engedi Refuge.

Enjoy a fashion show, refreshments, nibbles, music, prizes and a community joined together in a stand for liberty. 

Tickets $20 includes $10 boutique voucher, valid October 11th only.  (Tickets can be purchased onlineHERE.)

LEARN MORE
at the 10/16/18 Hope4Justice Public Meeting
 What: Sheriff Bill Elfo, Detective Chris Johnston and Sgt. Jay Hart from the Bellingham Police Dept., and Officers from the Lynden Police Dept. will share local information about trafficking at the Hope4Justice Public Meeting
When: October 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm.
Where:  Family Room of North County Christ the King,  1816 18th St., Lynden, WA.