Thursday, January 28, 2010

Help Fight Human Trafficking

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
Luke 4:18,19
Please take a moment to read and consider signing this petition calling on President Obama to "make the eradication of slavery and trafficking a hallmark of his presidency," especially in light of the recent devastation in Haiti and the exploitation that goes hand and hand with it (read this short post by my pastor for more details about this).

Fight Human Trafficking

And then please spread the word. But most importantly, pray.
I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
Lord, please have mercy.

1 comment:

Rob Lombardi said...

I signed this right when they sent the email and forgot to broadcast it to others. Thanx for the reminder. BTW, the Child protection compact made it through the Introduction phase and is now in the committees.

I'm not quite sure what the next step is for people like us; but definitely, every person who lets Obama and the government know that we care about fighting human trafficking will make a difference for these bills that are making their way through the system.

There's so much going on in the government with the economy and health care, that letting the government know we care about stuff like his gets their attention.

Chris, your post was a reminder to me, and we also need to remind the government. Thanx.

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works" (Heb 10:24).