March 28th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
The CLC and Texas WMU hosted a wonderful meeting Tuesday, March 27, of ministries connected to Texas Baptists working to combat human trafficking. We learned what each ministry is doing in order to look at possible collaborations going forward. Texas Baptists are at the forefront on this. Pray that God will direct and empower.
Those represented at the meeting were:
Baptist Child and Family Services
Buckner Health Systems
Cornerstone Children’s Ranch
First Baptist Church, Commerce
First Baptist Church, Dimmitt
First Baptist Church, Palestine
Go Now Missions
Golden Triangle Baptist Association
Hope for the Sex Trafficked
Perpetual Help Home
Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission
Texas Baptist Intercultural Ministries
Texas Baptist Collegiate Ministry
Woman’s Missionary Union of Texas
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Before the Civil War, the average cost of a slave was about the equivalent of $40,000 in today’s currency. Today, a person can be purchased for about $90. And the number of slaves in our world today is much higher than it was at the height of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade years ago. Something must be done to change this dark reality.
Though their ministry is not specifically to women caught in trafficking, Brett and Emily Mills, founders of Jesus Said Love, have come across trafficking rings as they have been about caring for exotic dancers and strippers and sharing the love of Christ with them. Their belief is that Jesus loves all people, yes, even strippers and that the church should be reaching out to them out of love. Below is a story originally published in Oct. 2012 that shares about what God is doing through the faithful obedience to love the women He has placed in their lives.