In Focus

Rescue the perishing!

The Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24. On that day, Salvationists worldwide will help break the “Chains of Bondage” with their fervent prayers.

Here in the northeast United States, those chains are particularly heavy. Of the top 11 states where sexual trafficking is at its worst, several of them are in the Army’s Eastern Territory.

In our next SAconnects (magazine), we’ll highlight some of the people and programs involved in the Army’s effort to combat this problem. You’ll read how survivors are being rescued and restored so they may live normal, productive lives.

Join us as we go places where few evangelists dare to tread. See how services for victims are helping them literally remove the marks of this scourge (identifying tattoos). Read how survivors are getting a new look, a new job, and a new lease on life.

The good news is that there has been a groundswell of activities at the local, state, and federal level during the past five years that are helping to change victims’ lives for the better.

The next SAconnects (magazine) will help you further understand how to “say something when you see something” and how to effectively participate in rescuing men, women, boys, and girls from this growing industry.

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief