“For You have been a stronghold to the poor,
a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat…” Isaiah 25:4
Today, Thanksgiving happens to be the 27th of the month.
Which means I’m remembering the 27 million slaves in the world today, and even on Thanksgiving, I’m asking you to take just a few minutes of your time to do the same.
Today I’m giving thanks for an amazing new ministry in my area.
And I really hope you’ll take a few moments to pray for many more like it.
Some are imprisoned because they’re convicted of crimes like prostitution. And others are put in jail or juvenile detention centers simply because there’s no other place for them.
This ought not be so.
And some communities are doing something about it.
One example is Street Ransom in Roanoke, VA.
They’re in the process of building a shelter for human trafficking victims in southwestern Virginia.
It will inform you. It will enlighten you. And it just might inspire you to pray for more ministries to take up this call. Will you pray specifically for a shelter like this to be established in your region?
Because even if you’ve never experienced human trafficking…
even if you’ve never met a victim…
even if you’ve never seen it happen…
I can guarantee you, it’s there.
Around the corner, and around the world.