RESCUE THOUSANDS. PROTECT MILLIONS. PROVE THAT JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IS POSSIBLE.
Plead for the widow
International Justice Mission Update
IJM IN THE NEWS
Arul was a little boy when he first arrived at the massive rock quarry. His father had taken out a small loan — about $200 — from the quarry owner to help the family survive, but no matter how hard they worked, the owner said they had not paid down the meager debt. Arul’s sole purpose in life became breaking rocks under the owner’s control.
Pachayamma was a young teen when her family came to the quarry and she too “inherited” this generational debt. Arul and Pachayamma eventually married in slavery, but they worked 12-hour days, seven days a week, with no hope of a better life.
IJM worked with local government officials to investigate the quarry. Together, they were able to rescue Arul, Pachayamma and 10 other families held in slavery there.
Arul and Pachayamma now live free from violence because of Freedom Partners like you. And as members of their Released Bonded Laborers Association, they not only enjoy living in freedom — they lead others to freedom as well.
With your faithful partnership, we know justice for the poor is possible.
Will you make a special gift to help us support efforts like these around the world? Just click on this link https://www.ijm.org/give
“Let the people of God array their immense powers against slavery and slave-holding; and the whole system of crime and blood would be scattered to the winds.” ~ Frederick Douglass
God commands us to care for the widow, the slave and the oppressed. If anyone in the world can use their power to end slavery, the Church can.
Holy Innocents church is already a life-changing force in your community, and today we have a unique opportunity to be a life-changing force around the world.
Freedom Sunday is coming on September 22, and we will have a chance to learn more about the problem of slavery, and to join the fight to end it.
Slavery won’t end without the Church. Slavery won’t end without Holy Innocents.
Janine Kleber and I recently met with our Representative to the House, Jeff van Drew, and he confirmed his eagerness to support our struggle against human trafficking.
In addition to the Big Three: prayer, advocating, and financial support, YOU can help in this struggle by talking to your friends. Recommend that they read The Locust Effect, by IJM founder Gary Haugin, invite someone (we can help you find a speaker) to talk to your service groups and clubs, or call, write, or email your elected officials. Awareness goes a long way toward helping.
Thanks again for your prayers and your encouraging words. They mean a lot.
Gail South email@example.com
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Innocents
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION
PROVE THAT JUSTICE FOR THE POOR IS POSSIBLE.