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Day for Freedom is back on CHVN March 14, 2019. 

March 14 is Manitoba Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Join us as we share stories of those working to end human trafficking, and how we can join in prayer.

Prayer initiative:

Organizers are asking Manitobans to join them in prayer on March 14, from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Here's how you can pray, and what you can pray for:

Survivors

  • Healing for survivors of any physical trauma they have endured through being trafficked (Jer. 17:14).
  • For mental, emotional, spiritual healing for each survivor (Rom. 12:2).
  • Removal of any lies they have believed about themselves (Zep. 3:13).
  • That God would give them new hope for their lives and future (Gal. 5:5).
  • Any attachment to the past broken off of them (2 Pet. 1:8-10).
  • That they would know it was not their fault (Isa. 61:7).
  • Grace to forgive their exploiters.
  • Positive support to come around them on a consistent and lifelong basis.
  • Courage during court cases and along the journey to recover.

Families

  • Parents and loved ones of missing persons; strength and support.
  • Strong families, especially respect for male leadership in the home and that Christian families would be lifelong mothers and fathers to youth in need.
  • Purity of heart, mind, and soul in all relationships inside and outside marriage.

Potential & Present Victims

  • Potential victims, especially children, persons in care and other vulnerable persons.
  • God to comfort all who are held in slavery and awaiting rescue.
  • Hope, protection, and freedom.
  • Exploiters and persons struggling with pornography (Heb. 4:13-16).

The Support People

  • For frontline workers (hospital staff, paramedics, police, government officials).
  • God to inspire and equip local government authorities to combat slavery.
  • Outreach agencies (MB Human Trafficking response teams/Ministry workers).
  • The Church to get involved: supporting men's groups, continual prayer.
  • Safe shelter with lifelong supportive relationships (i.e. in our homes) and God to raise up male labourers and leaders with a heart for a slave-free Manitoba.

Organizations working to end human trafficking:

Freedom Prayer Network

The Freedom Prayer Network supports ministries that are responding to human trafficking issues in Winnipeg, Canada and around the world.

The Freedom Prayer Network aims to encourage and support ministries, empower ministries through prayer, and engage the church to respond.

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission is the largest anti-slavery movement in the world. This ministry is In 80 locations over four continents.

In partnerships with governments, authorities, and aftercare professionals, IJS rescues and restores victims of violence and restrains the perpetrators, bringing them to justice.

IJS's long term goal is to rebuild justice systems in those countries.

Joy Smith Foundation

The Joy Smith Foundation works to ensure that every Canadian man, woman and child is safe from manipulation, force, or abuse of power designed to lure and exploit them into the sex trade or forced labour.

This is achieved through educating the public and providing funds and support to front-line organizations that rescue and rehabilitate victims, and organizations that safeguard all Canadians from human trafficking.

The Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit

The Counter Exploitation Unit is part of the Winnipeg Police Services Specialized Investigation Division. One of its priorities is the safety and wellbeing of those involved in sex trade, whether directly or indirectly.

The Winnipeg Police Service Counter Exploitation Unit is responsible for investigations such as Human Trafficking, Street Prostitution, Escorts, and Massage Parlours, Illegal Gaming and Liquor Offences, and Ticket Scalping.

 Love Lives Here

Love Lives Here ministers to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the sexually exploited and street-involved people who are poor, addicted, homeless and/or socially marginalized in Winnipeg.

The Love Lives Here bus ministry takes place on Friday nights and the trailer operates two nights per week, where men and women come for food and God's love.

Ride For Refuge

Ride for Refuge is a walking and cycling fundraiser that partners with multiple charities annually and raises awareness and funds for displaced persons, the vulnerable, and the exploited.

The event occurs internationally, at locations in Canada and the United States. 

Union Gospel Mission

The Charis Centre is a women's addiction recovery program that lovingly hosts women who want a new life.

The Biblical help begins with a 30-day program and then moves to a one year program. The program helps mothers in recovery reunite with their children through on-site child visits. Some children are able to live with their mother while in the program.

The program may also include a transition to education and employment opportunities.

Rising Above

Rising Above is an indigenous non-profit organization. The biblical ministry seeks to bring healing, with much of the work focusing on sexual abuse and the impacts of the residential schools.

Dignity House

Dignity House is a ministry that includes housing, a ministry centre and a place to volunteer and/or serve community hours or fine options. It's specifically designed for women who desire to leave the life of prostitution and want to be mentored and cared for in a supportive and loving manner. It provides these women with a place to heal, learn basic life skills, and to experience the love of God in a real and tangible way.

Dignity House Ministry represents hope and a future for women who are bravely seeking a different and better life.

Operation Mobilization

Operation Mobilization advocates for justice worldwide for children enslaved in child labour and women trapped in slavery and the sex trade.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army offers a variety of services and programs throughout the Prairies for members of the communities that they serve.

These activities are motivated by a belief that each individual possesses an inherent worth and dignity. It is the goal of The Salvation Army to restore dignity and hope in the lives of those served through programs offered as they experience times of need.