Human trafficking. It’s a worldwide epidemic, and a national shame.
Experts put the number of victims around the globe at 27 million people; their average age is only 12 years old. It is estimated that more people, especially children, are enslaved today than at any other time in history.
Modern-day slavery is fueled by a variety of circumstances: poverty, war, natural disasters, abductions, immigrant labor, and false adoptions. Human sex trafficking is big business—global profits are estimated at $32 billion and climbing.
Is there hope? <a href="http://mailings.vb.cbn.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIyMDc3Jm1lc3NhZ2VpZD05MzAwJmRhdGFiYXNlaWQ9NDAxJnNlcmlhbD0xNjc5NDAxMyZlbWFpbGlkPWFuYUBzb2NpYWxhbmEuY29tJnVzZXJpZD0xQjQ2NDFBNy0zRUEzLTQ1RTItQkIwNC1CMDJEMTgwODU0MTImdGFyZ2V0aWQ9JmZsPSZleHRyYT1NdWx0aXZhcmlhdGVJZD0mJiY=&&&2006&&&https://www.cbn.com/giving/700club/option.aspx?o=2&cpid=DM1207251“>Yes, thanks to you!
CBN and its partners are uniquely positioned to help rescue women and children from these predators. We ease the burden of poverty that allows children and families to become easy prey for slave traders.
Consider what CBN partners are making possible right now:
• CBN’s Orphan’s Promise meets the needs of vulnerable and at-risk children by taking them from unsafe, unstable situations to places of safety that provide food, shelter, education, medical care, life-skills training, and love. • Partnering with organizations that help women and children who have been rescued from sexual exploitation • Partnering worldwide with organizations that prevent sexual exploitation of children • Providing immediate help after natural disasters, offering shelter, food, supplies and aid to displaced children and families • Broadcasting the Gospel in over 100 countries around the world, including here in America
These are just a few of the things that CBN partners help make possible.
Thank you for all you have done. But, we must do more. Experts tell us that even in America, 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation each year.
Please pray for these precious souls who have no one to stand up and fight for them. And consider giving a special gift to CBN, so that we can continue to expand our efforts by providing food, medical aid, disaster relief, job training, and the life-changing Gospel to more people than ever before, who are in terrible need.
God bless you.
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July 25, 2012
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