Saturday, August 20, 2011

Stop Human Trafficking

 YWAM Belo Horizonte is throwing an event and YOU are invited!

 The purpose of this event is to celebrate the 25th birthday of YWAM Belo Horizonte and to raise awareness in the area of human trafficking, mobilizing people to bring an end to this injustice occurring in the world today.

This special event includes the following:

September 29th- October 1st
Conference with international speaker, David Batstone (author of the book- Not For Sale), Kevin Austin and the Not for Sale team.
October 3rd - October 5th 
Backyard Academy Workshop - A seminar on how to stop human trafficking, led by the Not for Sale team.

Read more details about how YOU can come to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to participate by clicking here!
My husband, Felipe, is a part of the team of missionaries organizing this event.  Please be praying for them as they have much to do in the next month as they are preparing for this special event.
Recently, I decided to educate myself a little more in the area of human trafficking so I have been reading the book Not for Sale by David Batstone.  In the book, Batstone writes about the current problem of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.  He also tells incredible stories of courageous people who are fighting to abolish this epidemic all over the world.

  Batstone also started the Not for Sale Campaign which, "equips and mobilizes smart activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe." Check out their amazing website at:

I totally recommend reading this book. At moments it is extremely sad and difficult to read, because you are reading true stories of horrible abuse and mistreatment that so many have suffered - many being children and young women.  It is hard to believe that such terrible injustices and slavery is happening in the world today, but it is important to know the truth.  This is happening...

The other day I also came across a short film made by a Brazilian YWAM missionary, Marlon Max, who serves in South Australia.  Max was inspired by the book,  Not for Sale. The film tells the story of a girl who was trafficked into the sex market.  Sadly, this modern day slavery is happening all over the world in both rich and poor countries.  This film portrays the reality well. Take a look...

Listen to this Tape: Short Film
By: Marlon Max

This film is quite strong... It is a wake up call to prayer and action. 
Let's pray for those imprisoned in this life of slavery and learn how we can take a stand and fight against human trafficking.

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