My Heartbeat // Human Trafficking.

- Right now, there are 27 million people that are living in slavery worldwide.

- Two children per minute are sold into this veiled commodity.

- There are 100,000 to 300,000 people being bought and sold here in America -- in our own backyard.

- The age of these children normally ranges from nine to nineteen with the most common age being eleven.

- Approximately $32 billion is generated from commercial sexual exploitation.

- According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development the numbers make the trafficking of persons the second most lucrative crime in the world, next to drug trafficking.

- It is the fastest growing illegal trade, and it is also said that human trafficking will surpass drug trafficking in the next two years.

Sadly, many people do not know these statistics, due to the mindset of America being “land of the free.” It is up to us. We Christians need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and help bring forth the Lord’s justice. We must fight for the oppressed. I believe that the Lord is rising a generation of freedom lovers; a generation of people who will go out into our Jerusalem, Judea, and to the very ends of our earth with the Lord’s justice and love being their banner. As Jesus said in the first chapter of Mark, the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand.

Jhen Stark.
Jennifer Blair.
Megan Ondr.
Courtney Osborn.
Emily Ewing.
Elizabeth Nicol.




elizabeth said...

Great post! There is another great website.. Call and Response.

Its such a heart breaking topic to write about, but I'm happy to see so many people writting and spreading that human trafficking is still happening.

Jennifer said...

All I can say is that I love that we are joining together to be a force for good! This is so exciting! I can't wait to see what comes of this Ry! I'm so excited that you are preparing for a life of making a difference in this area! I'm thrilled!

Courtney said...

Yes I agree with Jennifer...it is incredible to watch as God begins to call and equp our generation, enabling us to "link arms" even in the blogging world...I talk to people every day who are just seeing the reality of modern day slavery for the first time...the Lord is up to something...excited to walk this out together!

A girl with a smile said...

Yes! I agree wholeheartedly

Thegeekofwildwood said...

Wish we could do more. just goes to show what a sick world this is.

Jhen.Stark said...

Whoop Whoop! We can do this... because we have GOD! LOVE THIS! And THANK you for using your space to get involved and spread it to your readers! THANK YOU RYLIE!

Emily said...

this absolutely breaks and aches my heart. thank you so much for the staggering statistics. It seems hopeless but THANKFULLY we have a Savior who is stronger than all of this. We know what happens at the end of all of this- He has the victory. Satan and His lies and His sinful fleshy world is defeated. Our Jesus is still and always has been and always will be sitting on His throne. He is so good. Even when we cannot understand. "Be still and know that I am God."

Love you blog, sister!