It’s the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, so it’s little wonder that the global tragedy of human trafficking is increasingly hitting our headlines. I believe that this is a good thing as the key to successfully combating trafficking is to raise people’s awareness that it exists and that it exists where they’re at.
Tonight we gather together for yet another Redemption Sessions prayer evening with Robin Davies from International Justice Mission and Jim Stewart from EA Wales. I have put a little slide together for the event which shows just a handful of the trafficking headlines that have made the news over recent months (click on the image to see it more clearly). These are all UK-based stories and have all been reported in the last few months since we last gathered to pray. What is striking is the breadth of scale of the issue even here in the UK – from inner city to rural countryside, from sex slavery to forced labour, trafficking is by no means a simple issue to understand, and an even harder issue to police…but at least it’s getting out there now! This is answered prayer and so we should celebrate it as that. However, we can’t rest on our laurels or take our foot off the gas – it’s not enough to see this vile industry exposed – we must not cease until it has been fully eradicated!
If you want to join us in prayer we’ll be at Belmont Baptist Church in Tremorfa from 7:30pm.