All of these children were slaves not even three months ago. But because we’ve been able to buy their freedom. they are now free!
This is a follow-up post to “What can you buy for $200?” that I posted last November.
As I said before, for about $200 US you can buy a child’s freedom in Pakistan through The Freedom Project.
Beloved, our Heavenly Father paid Jesus for them.
As I said last November, I have a ministry friend, Patrick Vandenburgh, who helped start The Freedom Project.
He explained this ministry to us when I had him speak at our church. This is how he explained this ministry.
“When someone gives their life to Christ in Pakistan which, as you know, is a Muslim controlled country, they immediately get ostracized, their homes often get pillaged, many lose everything. And because they are so destitute at this point, a lot of them are forced to put themselves and their children into slavery to survive. The Freedom Project was started to rescue these families out of this slavery.”
There are over 27 million slaves in the world today. More than at any time in history. That’s NOT OKAY! And while the magnitude of it all may seem insurmountable–we may be tempted to think, how can we make a difference? Well, just ask these children. They would say, we can be life changing! Beloved, we can make a difference…one child at a time, if need be.
We cannot just sit by and see this happen on our watch. You may not be called to personally be involved in rescuing children out of slavery, but there are many worthy ministries like this one that you can get behind with your prayers and financial support.
My only regret is that I can’t personally hug each one of these precious children and tell them how much they are loved, how much value they have. That they are not alone or abandoned. That they have a Daddy God who loves them more than I ever could, and He will never leave them, never stop thinking about them, never abuse them, but has a life for them that has value and purpose. That they belong.
But I’m comforted by the fact that this is exactly what happens to these children through the love and care of people involved in the Freedom Project in Pakistan.
As I said in the previous post, there are many other worthy causes to help end human trafficking and slavery in the world. Get involved. Do something. These precious children need us. I know that’s your heart too. Let’s end it together.