Raleigh Sadler believes that everyone, regardless of age, gender, or social status, can help prevent human trafficking — and he speaks from experience. Sadler, founder of Let My People Go , a nonprofit organization aimed at helping churches fight human trafficking, told The Christian Post that recently, he received a phone call from Nathan, a pastor in Ridgewood, Queens. Nathan, who had started a small church plant in a neighborhood with a large immigrant population, told Sadler how, while handing out coats to those in the local community, he met a young woman from Central Asia. In broken English, the woman told him she had gotten a job right next to the church at a massage parlor. Fast forward several months, and because of that single engagement, 24 illicit massage parlors in Ridgewood, Queens, were shut down by police that year. According to the Global Slavery Index , an estimated
Traffickers and abusers usually target vulnerable people, using lies to prey on those desperate for a better life. To respond to the needs of victims, we are working in diverse places around the world—Albania, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Liberia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, and the United States—to design prevention, protection, aftercare, and advocacy programs to create a path to restoration. Critical to this is working at all levels of a society—from raising awareness at the household level, to education of law enforcement and social workers, to advocacy at the highest levels of government. PAVE project works to provide therapy for survivors and train local social workers on best ways to care for child survivors of online sexual exploitation. Can you imagine working for months on end without receiving a paycheck?
These victims, almost all women and girls except for 20 boys, were under the control of traffickers who were on their way to pass through the Nepalese border with India. The RescueLIFE partners fight traffickers, educate communities, rescue victims from the hands of traffickers and restore those who have been rescued through the love of God. Done called this effort to stop traffickers at the border both a prevention and a rescue. When stopped at the border, the traffickers have not yet taken the girls and boys to the place where they would be exploited for financial gain. Help us champion truth, freedom, limited government and human dignity.
The CAST team is dedicated to raising awareness of sex trafficking and supporting the efforts of those working with sex trafficking victims locally, nationally, and internationally. How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and fatherless. Maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. FACT — According to the United Nations, more than 12 million people worldwide are trafficked for commercial sex or forced labor.