May 24, 2012 jennyrain

Freedom Fridays | 42 Men, Women, & Children Rescued from Bonded Labor in India!

As most of you know, I have accepted a new job with International Justice Mission.

Since being a part of the IJM community, I have been privileged to witness many miraculous interventions of God’s rescue of those caught in trafficking, bonded labor, or other type of violent oppression.

Daily I am reminded by these stories that God hears the cries of the oppressed and is actively working on their behalf through the people of God to secure rescue for them.

On Fridays, I will be sharing stories of rescue with you as well as providing ways that you can partner with us in our mission in a variety of ways.

Hope you like this new season at!



BREAKING NEWS UPDATE from International Justice Mission

This time last week, 42 men, women and children were living as slaves in a brick kiln. But now, they are free.

IJM Chennai got the call late at night. A government official several hours away was planning a rescue operation to free families trapped in forced labor slavery. He had attended an IJM training about the laws against slavery earlier this year, and he was calling IJM for advice.

Over the next several hours, IJM staff offered guidance. Working through the night, with his training materials as a guide and supported by the team on the phone, the government official found and freed eight families from slavery.

Since 2010, IJM Chennai has trained more than 1,000 government officials just like this one. “It might seem like training government officials is just a drop in the bucket, but it actually has a ripple effect,” explains Saju Mathew, IJM’s Director of Operations in South Asia. “When government officials outside the districts where we work start spreading freedom, we know transformation is happening.”

Thank you for your gifts and prayers. Your support enables us to bring rescue and equip government officials – so freedom can spread throughout the country.

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I break things and trip a lot. I like to chase things like dreams, goals, ideas, and raindrops. I create things with words. Writing has been an outlet since I first discovered the magic empty space of a journal. Words dance around in my brain and often land amidst scraps of paper, find their way into journals, or etch themselves into blinking pixels. I hope my words fall like rain on tender souls in need of refreshing. Finding photos in random moments helps me share stories. During a trip to Africa the perfect trifecta of my first DSLR, mission trip, and dream-location happened and my love of photography became a reality. I'm currently writing my first book, "Will They Laugh if I Call You Daddy: Growing up with 2 Dads in an Evangelical World," I'm a board member for One Million Kids, and I believe that every kid of an LGBT parent should have an opportunity to #ChangeTheConversation with their story. My bio remains in process because I am.