Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery!
This criminal enterprise is ranked by many as the second largest and fastest growing crime in the world just behind drug trafficking. According to the United Nations, 2.3 million people, mostly women and children, are kidnapped, sold, and tricked into this modern day slavery. They are deceived into giving up their freedoms with false promises of good jobs and better lives and are then forced to work under brutal and inhuman conditions.
Women are mainly forced into the sex trade industry, prostitution, and all forms of pornography. Children are put into the sex industry and forced labor. Men are made to work in forced labor. All victims experience extreme exploitation and intense physical and psychological abuse at the hands of their traffickers.
They have no place to turn. They are afraid of authorities. Often they are told lies about what the authorities will do. They fear the authorities more than their captors. All forms of identification are taken away and most have entered the country illegally, being told the traffickers would secure the proper papers for them, but they never do. They are threatened with death and they are told their families back home will be killed. They do not speak the language of the country they have been taken to, so they can not ask for help. Their only compensation is staying alive. Others are told that they must pay a debt to the ones that brought them here, but the debt only grows and is rarely ever paid off.
Reaching and restoring these people is what God has called us to do. We endeavor to provide a safe place for these victims and provide training for them so they can live a life free from the bonds of slavery.