Our partnership with IJM sent the organization's Mumbai team into some of the darkest corners of the modern-day sex trade—where girls and young women are deceived, humiliated and sold for a profit over and over. Whether in a dirty brothel or hidden in a private apartment, victims of sex trafficking face unspeakable violence and abuse, and they are taught they cannot trust the world around them.
As a City Church ministry partner, IJM works to find and free girls from dangerous brothels and secretive trafficking rings. IJM operates alongside local police to stop traffickers and to defend survivors in court where local authorities are beginning to take a firm stand against sex trafficking. We are seeing survivors thriving in their God-given dignity.
IJM Mumbai will keep up the fight against sex trafficking, with a particular focus on investigating and infiltrating private networks where girls are sold for sex in unassuming homes or apartments, far from the traditional red-light districts. They'll train the police partners on these new techniques and work with all levels of the justice system to ensure they can sustainably fight trafficking even if IJM is not there to help.
Your gifts to City Church makes all this possible—from rescuing individual victims to changing the way churches, courts and local officials protect millions of other girls from abuse. Thank you for helping us support our ministry partners and bring beauty into broken places.
Join us Sunday, May 6, from 4 - 6 PM at the IJM Houston Prayer Gathering at First Methodist Houston as we boldly pray for the freedom of every child, woman and man being abused, trafficked and enslaved across our world.