Set free!

Abrar NathanielI can’t even express what I’m feeling right now. I just look at these beautiful children and weep for joy…and with sadness for what they’ve been through.

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.

mahemI want to put faces to what I was talking about. Because these are lives that matter. It’s personal.

As I said before, for about $200 US you can buy a child’s freedom in Pakistan through The Freedom Project.

adnanWhat is their life worth? How can we put a price on it?

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.

savera“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.”

simran lazerThere 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.

dayemMy 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.

END_IT_logo_reverseAs 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.





About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 41 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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7 Responses to Set free!

  1. This is so amazing! Exactly what Jesus would be doing if He was still physically walking this Earth. Healing broken bodies and hearts and setting the captives free. It’s so awesome to see people who will get up and do something about it instead of just sit by and watch.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, amen. I am so thankful that there are people we can team up with around the world to make a difference in lives like this. And there is so much we can do if we don’t get so caught up in our own little problems and distractions that we seem to fill our lives up with. We have a LOT to offer a very hurting world around us if we will just look around through Jesus’ eyes and love with His love.

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  3. So many in need for so many horrific things, yet much of the world chooses unawareness. It breaks my heart. All of it.
    But God will work through those who choose to be the hands and feet … and mouths like those of us who speak about things that are usually left unspoken. About this and other atrocities, I will never be silenced.
    Blessings to you for not being silent.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Amen. We need to do what we can to make people aware. This is why I like what the “End it” movement is doing. Everyone can do something. Thanks for your comments. Blessings.

  4. brett rossi says:

    May I share this on my twitter feed?

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