I want to take a moment with this post to discuss human trafficking and the campaign of Blissful Faith. Around the world, there are families selling family members to traffickers 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 fellow nonprofits to raise awareness and fundraising to rescue victims of human trafficking and connect them with resources to rebuild their lives.
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.
Foreign nationals: 622
U.S. Citizens: 572
The contact initiation numbers are below.
Calls: 199,163 cases
Web forms: 16,899 cases
For more informative statistics, please see the National Human Trafficking Hotline for more statistics and other information.
To see how human trafficking is currently being combated in Alaska, visit Love Justice’s site:
For a legal perspective on human trafficking and how to recognize the signs visit the Florin and Roebig Law Firm as well as Lanier Law Firm below:
The Price of Freedom: Christian Views on Human Trafficking
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. The price of spiritual freedom was paid on the cross 4,000 years ago. Christian views on human trafficking point to Isaiah 61 and Proverbs 31:8-9. Believers are called to free the captive and speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves (the vulnerable and poor). The price of freedom means continuous sacrifice. 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
Blissful Faith started as a lifestyle and branched into a blog to help others hear about Jesus Christ and learn how they can develop a blissful faith. Its purpose is to be an evangelical outreach to further the kingdom of Christ. Part of furthering the kingdom lies in comprehending and working towards the needs of others and putting faith to action. This store helps both the blog to grow and to meet the needs of others. About 8-10% of the proceeds will go to The Exodus Road and Agape International Missions to help combat human trafficking and provide rescue, shelter, and recovery programs to those in bondage.
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,"
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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