Ministry Spotlight: Abolition International
We continue with our Ministry Spotlight in 2014, and in January we want to tell you about Abolition International.
Approximately 21 million people are enslaved around the world, more than any other time in history.
This isn't just something across the globe, it's right here in our own country too. It is estimated that 100,000 American children have been forced into the sex trade in the U.S.
Abolition International's Mission-
Is to bring an end to human trafficking & exploitation through education, empowerment, and comprehensive restorative care.
Their key focuses are-
-RESTORATION: counseling and care for the mind, body and spirit of the women and children who have been trafficked and enslaved.
-EDUCATION: Educating the public and professionals in transportation, education, hospitality, healthcare, counseling and law enforcement about the realities of human trafficking.
-EMPOWERMENT: Providing tools and resources to help the public and professionals be able to recognize and make real-time reports regarding suspicious behavior via the "Abolitionist U" smartphone app.
How you can help-
-Support the key focuses of Restorative Care, Education, & Empowerment initiatives. Find out more on their website here.
-Sign up for the Prayer Community emails which typically go out twice a month and are a great way for you to be connected with Abolition International's work with various Abolition Internationals Shelter Association (A.I.S.A.) shelter partners across the U.S. and around the world.
-Give a financial gift safely and securely through Abolition International's website. GIVE HERE
-Sign up to join WBGL's Team Abolition in the 2014 Illinois Marathon and raise money for Abolition International!