SLAVERY ISN’T DEAD.

Human trafficking enslaves more than 27 million women, children and men.

THE MODERN DAY SLAVE TRADE

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. After drug dealing, it is the second largest criminal industry.

Free the One is a mission project to bring the message of freedom in Jesus name. There are millions of people enslaved in our world today- we cannot ignore them. Just as Jesus was moved with compassion to touch those in need, so we, as His followers, must respond with compassion to the needs of the oppressed. Every woman, every child, every slave has value in God’s eyes. We must fight for their freedom. We seek to do this in 3 practical ways: GO, SERVE, GIVE

The Free the One project is under the umbrella of Word of Life’s missions ministry. Word of Life church is a non-profit organization in association with the Foursquare denomination. Funds for Free the One will be used for the following purposes:

  • Assisting victims of human trafficking
  • Prevention of human trafficking
  • Supporting persons, organizations or ministries involved in rescuing and assisting victims
  • Building facilities or safe houses associated with rescue, prevention, and support
  • Fundraising for the project and/or promotional materials to raise awareness

Videos:

Check out local news coverage from KULR-8 & KTVQ regarding Word of Life’s involvement in the fight to end human trafficking.
KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

http://www.kulr8.com/story/22820561/photographer-helps-human-trafficking-victims

and

http://www.ktvq.com/news/local-congregation-teams-up-to-tackle-human-trafficking/

Photos:

Click here to view photos of past trips and projects.

THE UNITED STATES IS NOT IMMUNE TO SLAVERY

There are an estimated 59,000 slaves in America today.

You can help victims of human trafficking find the support they need to reclaim their lives. When a victim calls or texts this hotline (Polaris Project) from anywhere in the country, they are connected to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Call 1-888-373-7888 or text “INFO” or “HELP” to BeFree (233733).

Help raise awareness of this vital resource so that human trafficking victims, friends, and family, community members, advocates, law enforcement, business leaders, and more know where to get help, report a tip or request information on training.

www.polarisproject.com

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes was written by Hannah Harmon after a recent missions trip:

Dead eyes but no one sees
I see colors and fabric
Bright saris I see
Others see dirt, shame
He sees an item for sale
Buying what should never be sold
And a few, a rare few truly see
See dead eyes behind the veil
But the King, the King sees even more
He sees it all
Even past dead eyes He sees
Straight into her heart He sees
The pain, regret and shame
He knows all yet loves on
Loves enough to die
Die to set her free
Free to live with new and bright eyes

 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.  Proverbs 31:8-9