We cannot ignore the reality of the evil going on around us. Open your ears to the cries of these children and take a stand. It is estimated that today 2 CHILDREN PER MINUTE are trafficked for sexual exploitation. This is happening all over the world, including America. The reality is that right now, there are over 300,000 U.S. children who are at risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation in our communities, including Ventura County.
According to the International Labor Office, human trafficking generates revenue of $150 billion annually with $99 billion coming from sex trafficking. Which shows why this horrific evil continues to flourish. (verse- hearts of men)
In fact, after drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the SECOND LARGEST CRIMINAL INDUSTRY in the world today, and it is the fastest growing (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services). Click here for more statistics regarding human trafficking.
This is EVERYONE’S PROBLEM.
“When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.” -- Isaiah 1:15-17
“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” -- Proverbs 29:7