Imagine what it would be like if headlines like “More than 100 teens rescued in weekend sex-trafficking raids, FBI says” didn’t have to be written anymore. That’s what we do here at HOPE61. We work each day to find ways to prevent men, women and children from being exploited. We also look for ways to prevent men, women and children from falling victim to sin, by perpetrating these awful crimes on others. The next time you read an article like the one above, look for the “back story”. The story of what caused these crimes to be committed. Were the victims and perpetrators from poverty stricken homes? Little or no parental involvement? First victims of horrible abuse? Runways? There are not always these warning signs, but the majority of the time there are. Then pray and ask God how He wants you to make a difference in their lives to prevent them from becoming victims or perpetrators. Might you feed them? Clothe them? Educate them? Teach them the power and love of Jesus? Bring them into your church community? Pray for them?
What is God calling you to do?