06 Jul U COUNT JULY 2013 PRAYER NOTES
Local, Project Rescue, Uganda, International Justice Mission
U COUNT events planned for August are New West Fest on August 17th and 18th and the Peach Fest on August 24th. We appreciate local events and the opportunities that they provide to help spread awareness about trafficking in our region and globally, and also for the sales that provide income to victims. Please pray for the success of these upcoming events.
We are thankful for Rich and Becky Dixon and the team of cyclists and support team that participated in the Front Range Freedom Tour to bring awareness of trafficking and to raise funds for U COUNT Campaign! What an awesome event!
Sarah’s Home: Continue to pray for the directors and staff of Sarah’s Home as they take in the first rescued girls, and for the healing of the girls who will be living there. Pray for ongoing financial support of the home as well.
Continue to pray for exposure of trafficking in our Northern Colorado Communities and for good working relationships between U COUNT Campaign and law enforcement agencies as these partnerships continue to develop.
Project Rescue ~ All Sites
Pray for more qualified staff with a desire to work with rescued women and children at all PR sites. There is a shortage of help in all locations. Pray also for the success of a new training program in Bangalore that has been created to equip those wanting to work with victims of slavery and their children.
Project Rescue New Delhi
The need for a director for Project Rescue Delhi remains an important prayer request! This is such an important ministry and we continue to pray for guidance and support for the current staff and for more qualified help for them as well.
The boys’ home is still in need of another staff person to help “J”.
Praise: The Project Rescue Outreach Center has been dedicated to the Lord in the red light district in New Delhi! Pray that many would come to freedom in Christ through this facility, and that God’s light would shine brightly amidst the darkness of the district.
We hear from Sarah Miles that she is helping to set up a sponsorship drive for the 19 street boys who are being helped through Shepherd Centre in Kabale. Fourteen of these boys live at the center full-time, and sponsorship will help to pay for school fees, food, medical needs and a Saturday program with a Bible study. Sarah shares that child trafficking for labor and prostitution is a huge problem in Uganda, and many children disappear daily. She is hoping to connect with others who are working to stop trafficking in Uganda. Please pray for her safety, for her to build strong local relationships, and that God would provide guidance and contacts as she attempts to get involved in anti-trafficking efforts in Uganda. To follow her blog, go to: http://smilesinternational.wordpress.com/
International Justice Mission www.ijm.org
•Three months ago, IJM helped rescue a young girl named Sani* from a brothel where she had been trafficked and sold for sex. Just last week, Sani led IJM and local police back to rescue other girls who were trapped in another abusive brothel. Praise God for Sani’s courage! She led the rescue team through the darkness to a trapdoor where girls were hidden. Praise God that those girls are now free, too. Please keep praying that God would bring light into darkness through brave survivors like Sani. Read more about the incredible rescue operation led by sex trafficking survivor Sani: http://www.ijm.org/news/brave-trafficking-survivor-leads-ijm-mumbai-police-find-girls-trapped-brothel
•Please pray for Cassie,* a girl in the Philippines who was sexually abused by a member of her family. A government shelter called IJM Manila two weeks ago to share about Cassie’s case. An IJM lawyer and social worker have visited with her, but every time Cassie begins to share about the abuse, she breaks down into tears or has an asthma attack. Please pray for God’s peace to be with her, and pray that the IJM Manila staff can simply be a comfort and a strengthening presence in Cassie’s life.