Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to be a guest on Canto Talk this Tuesday, Nov. 17th. Click HERE at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or after for a podcast.
Our featured guest will be my niece, Julia Addington.
The subject will be a dark one: Human trafficking. Julia is on her way to India for a mission to fight this particular plague.
In a six-bed women’s ward in New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital lies a frail 15-year-old girl. Her face and head are bandaged, leaving visible only a bruised blue-black eye and swollen lips. Burn marks and scabs extend down her neck to her whole body, and a disfigured ear clings on to her face like a piece of mangled flesh. A strange stench surrounds her. The nurse who comes to check on her explains the smell: A wound on the girl’s skull is rotting and has filled with maggots.
The girl tries to speak. In a muffled voice, she says: “My employer would beat me every day with a broom and a stool. Many times she would put a hot pan on my body and burn my skin. That’s how the skin on my skull started peeling out as she repeatedly burned the same spot.”
Somehow the horrific brutality inflicted on this teenager is not an isolated case. Thousands of girls are trafficked every year from remote villages to large cities and sold as domestic workers. Many are abused or sexually exploited.
Extreme poverty, lack of education and employment, and poor implementation of the government’s minimum wage system in rural India make girls more vulnerable to being trafficked. The 2013 Global Slavery Index, published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, an organization that works to end modern slavery, found that almost half of the 30 million “modern slaves” in the world are from India.
Julia will be working with a team from Harvest International Ministry:
Pastor Mark Tubbs, the HIM Mission Apostle and his wife Ann lead transformation trips to hot spots around the world. They lead teams with the primary purpose to raise people up and to get a glimpse of what we all can look like with total freedom! We also go with the purpose of increasing the leaders and churches in strategic areas where the fire of transformation is burning. HIM has growing influence in many nations and we will go to establish the church in specific cities and regions. Each team has leaders and individuals that sense God wants to release them, and often the breakthrough comes on these trips.
…In this trip, we will not only minister to many new pastors hungry for prophetic training, but we will also provide healing prayer for those rescued from human trafficking via the Himalayas. Along with Apostle Leanna Cinquanta, we will go to Lucknow and continue to bring key training to new church planters. As “inner healing” is very new to India, we will train workers and minister to those who have been saved from slavery. In addition, we will go out in strike teams to minister in villages.
Julia requests donations to help defray her costs for this mission. If you can help, there are some options.
* Click HERE for Pay Pal. When there is the option to make a note/designate gift [SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO SELLER] pls write India- Julia Addington.
* To send by check:
Make checks out to “Transformation of the Nations” with India- Julia Addington in the memo line (important!!!).
Transformation of the Nations
C/o Linda Solarek
3350 SW 108th Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
Add to this discussion, Silvio and I will be doing a round-up of current events…which have been quite intense. It should be another great show.