The Exodus Road

Freedom Rocks!

In the month or so I’ve been an official Exodus Road blogger, I continue to find myself amazed at the work of The Exodus Road organization. Every single day they work to rescue people out of slavery and restore their lives!

To think that there are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in history is a mindblowing statistic. However, those at The Exodus Road don’t let that overwhelm them. They simply do what God calls them to do each day and lives are changed because of it.

They currently are in the process of raiding 7 brothels in India at which they believe they can rescue 40 women and children who are slaves there. Thanks to the support of many, they were able to raise the funds needed for these raids in about a week! From what I’ve gathered, they have investigators on the ground all over the world ready to save even more as soon as money becomes available.

Check out the video below to find out how else they celebrate the lives of each person rescued each month and my last post about Human Trafficking for ways YOU can help fight slavery in the world today:

#FREEDOMROCKS from The Exodus Road on Vimeo.

The Exodus Road

I Blog For Rescue

I’m not exactly sure how or when this world issue captured my heart. I know God has something to do with it though and I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way) that when God calls, it’s just plain stupid for me to not respond. It was verses and statistics like this that took hold of my heart and made it impossible for me to turn my head anymore from the fact that God is calling me to care for those who find themselves enslaved by human trafficking:

  • There are 27 million modern day slaves.
  • Every 60 seconds, a child is sold for sex worldwide.
  • Human trafficking is the 3rd largest global industry, only behind drugs and guns.
  • “Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.” (Proverbs 21:13)
  • Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the week and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)
  • “But what can I do, God?” came my typical excuse-laden response. Like many of the men and women of faith in the Bible, I came back with to God with the “facts” that I was “too young”, “too busy”, “too insignificant”. I raised some money and ran a 5K to help a local organization fighting human trafficking, but what is that in the scheme of things? I tried to get connected more with that organization but it seemed doors were CLOSING to that ministry rather than opening.

    While away on vacation last week, the perfect opportunity landed right in my lap through the organization called “The Exodus Road.” “The Exodus Road.” is a non-profit organization that fights modern day slavery through covert investigations. Our coalition of operatives work together to gather evidence and conduct rescues for those trapped in sexual slavery. To date they have saved over 600 victims and work to add to that number each day.

    Last week, in an effort to respond to God’s call to “defend the cause of the … oppressed”, I joined The Exodus Road’s blogger team. What this means is that I’m committing at least once a month to sharing stories from the field, from my life, or whatever God puts on my heart in order to raise awareness and funds to save those who find themselves in need of rescue. Watch for more in a few days, but in the mean time, I encourage you to check out “The Exodus Road” website by clicking on the picture below or in the sidebar and see more about this ministry. I’m not sure where this journey will take me, but I’m proud to say:

    I BLOG FOR RESUCE!

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