I want to take a moment with this post to discuss human trafficking and the campaign of Blissful Faith that was launched a few days ago. Around the world, there are families selling family members to the trafficking underworld to have stable money to get by on, exploitation of boys, girls, men, and women are on the rise, and hundreds of thousands of lives are being ended or scarred due to this sinful act of bondage.
Blissful Faith seeks to be a voice to the public and the face of who Christ is. To remain silent isn't an answer. . .nor a strategy. Freedom is never free, but for some, the price is higher and the stakes could take their lives. This is why Blissful Faith is partnering with Agape International Missions and The Exodus Road to both raise awareness and fundraising through t-shirt sales to help provide rescue, shelter, and recovery programs to victims of human trafficking.
According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 23,784 contacts with those involved in human trafficking just last year with 4,585 cases reported. And the cases active could be higher. That's just the number that's reported. Along with these alarming numbers, comes the indicators for victims and survivors.
- 3,279 high indicators
- 7,001 moderate indicators
- 5,298 calls from victims and survivors
Types of trafficking cases were also reported on the National Human Trafficking Hotline, with genders. Below are the numbers.
- Sex trafficking: 3,266 cases
- Labor trafficking 525 cases
- Unspecified trafficking: 494
- Sex and Labor trafficking: 300 cases
Top venues for labor trafficking are listed below.
- Domestic work: 91 cases
- Traveling sales crew: 58 cases
- Agriculture: 55 cases
- Restaurants/food service: 41 cases
- Retail/other small business: 26 cases
Venues for sex trafficking are listed below.
- illicit massage/spa business: 686 cases
- residence-based commercial sex: 313 cases
- hotel/motel based: 272 cases
- pornography: 204 cases
- escort services: 169
Gender cases and nationality by numbers are listed below.
- Females: 3,736
- Males: 545
- Adult: 2,684
- Minors: 1,061
- Foreign nationals: 622
- U.S. Citizens: 572
The contact initiation numbers are below.
- Calls: 199,163 cases
- Web forms: 16,899 cases
- Emails: 13,954
For more informative statistics, please see the National Human Trafficking Hotline for more statistics and other information.
The Price of Freedom
The value of human life seems to be degrading in the eyes of society with the increase in human abortions and human trafficking over the last decade. However, there is still hope through Christ. Below are some stories by Agape International Missions and The Exodus Road as well as links to both of their sites.
The Exodus Road Site: https://theexodusroad.com
Donation link: https://pages.theexodusroad.com/donate
Agape International Missions website: https://agapewebsite.org
Donation link: https://agapewebsite.org/give-monthly/
The donation link is solely up to you to click.
The Campaign: Lending a Hand
Launched on 01/30/2020, Blissful Faith stepped into a t-shirt design. Below is the link for the Blissful Faith merchandise store. Help others to know that there is freedom waiting for them.
For more on the Christian lifestyle, please visit the articles below.
- "Finding Biblical Purpose,"
- "The God of Perfect Holiness,"
- "Pursuing Holiness,"
- Martyred For Christ,"
- "Taking Thoughts Captive,"
- and more at the blog feed.
"For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." Galatians 5:13, ESV.
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